A Letter from Yvan Pierre
Dear Faithful Friend,
"I thank my God every time I remember you. ... I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel" (Philippians 1:3-5).
As ICDM nears twenty-five years of service to the people of Haiti, we give thanks to God for his faithfulness in guiding and providing. Moreover, we give thanks for you, our partners, who have helped to make possible this ministry to "the least of these." Thank you for standing with us. Thank you for encouraging, praying, giving, and helping to fulfill the vision and purpose of ICDM: to educate, equip and empower.
Thank you for sponsoring children and young people to help them receive an education and realize their dreams. Thank you for offering hope and a future to children who had none. Because of your faithfulness, we have seen many young people finish high school, go on to trade school or college, and graduate with distinction. Thanks to you, their hopes and dreams are coming true. Their better future has begun.
Albertha Philippe, the director of our preschool, is one such young person. Now she is giving back to the Bayonnais community. During a recent trip to Bayonnais, our communications coordinator, Shirley McMillan, spoke with Albertha. Here is what she learned:
Through the ICDM sponsorship program, Albertha came up through our primary school, went on to high school and is now completing her college degree in preschool education. She will graduate in December and wants to continue her studies and become qualified to teach at all levels. Her dream is to establish a school of her own someday. An earnest Christ-follower, Albertha also works with various groups in the church. Her father, Francois Philippe, has worked with ICDM since its inception in 1988, as a community liaison, recruiter and teacher. He is also a deacon in the church.
During Christmas break each year, ICDM brings joy tohundreds of children through a week of activities that includes Bible stories, music, drama, puppets, games, films and special events. Every child receives a nourishing noon meal each day, and every child receives at least one Christmas gift.
Would you please consider sending a generous gift to assist with the costs of this Christmas break ministry--and help to make the season a joyous one for the children and their families. A gift of $30 will provide a bright Christmas for three children. $50 will bring joy to five children, and $100 will provide food and a gift for ten children.
Now is also a good time to "adopt" a child who needs a sponsor. For just $30 a month, you can start a child on the road to being educated, equipped and empowered for a better life, a life filled with bright hope and a future filled with possibilities his parents never dreamed of.
Christmas is just around the corner. To share Christmas joy, or to sponsor a child, please send a check, or give on-line today.
Thank you, and may God bless you and your family with all the joy your hearts can hold as we celebrate the gift of Jesus, God's Son, our Savior.
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Mail your check to: ICDM, PO Box 762, Intercession City, FL 33848
To sponsor a child, please contact Yvan Pierre: 407-922-2475 or email@example.com
Sincerely yours in Christ,