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ICDM Update - Making A Difference

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I first met Phil and Verna Smith more than a dozen years ago, and we quickly became acquainted.  While I was visiting in their home one night, Phil told me that he had recently heard a message at his church that affected him deeply. “It’s time to get out of your comfort zone,” his pastor had challenged. “Move out of your comfort zone and make a difference for the sake of the gospel.” That message resonated with Phil, and never left him. As we shared that night, he and Verna decided to go on a mission trip. They recruited other team members and named the team “Hope for Haiti.” Verna became the team coordinator for their first-ever mission trip in 2004. Upon arrival at the ICDM compound in Bayonnais, the whole team immediately got to work. Within hours, the men on the team had wired the dining…

Ping Pong Comes to Bayonnais!

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While still in Haiti on her team’s last visit in 2012, Verna Smith added "new ping pong table" to her project list for 2013.  A few weeks prior to coming to Haiti this year, she asked for a 4’ x 8’ sheet…

Back to School Update

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Dear ICDM Friends and Supporters: Welcome to the 2013-14 school year.  I hope you have experienced a summer of enjoyable activities and quality time with family and friends. As ICDM enters its twenty-fourth…

Back to School in Bayonnais

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Though school is out for the summer, our ICDM school campus in Bayonnais is a busy place!From mid-July to the end of August, we organize VBS and other activities for our students during their summer break.…

1/24/2013: In Memoriam

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Dear Friend of ICDM: With profound sadness I write to tell you that Faustin Pierre, the director of our school in Bayonnais, Haiti, succumbed to kidney failure and died on January 22, 2013. He was 41 years…