News & Notes From Your ICC Family
Thanks to the support of ICC family members like YOU, the children continue to
grow and thrive within loving homes. ICC children’s villages are busy and active
The following update provides a small window into the life and times of ICC
children’s program you help to sustain.
In Mark 14:7 (ESV) Jesus said, “For you always have the poor with you, and
whenever you want, you can do good for them...”
As we look around the world today, we see that man’s best attempts to end poverty are met with challenges beyond man’s control.
According to the World Bank, efforts to end poverty have suffered a setback for
the first time in 20 years largely due to the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic that compounded other factors.
It is expected that an additional 120 million people are living in poverty because
of the pandemic and that number will likely rise to 150 million by the end of this year.1
Yes, Jesus’ prediction about poverty is true as well as His observation that,
“whenever you want you can do good for [the poor].
What a blessing it is for many children who are innocent victims of extreme
poverty that YOU care for them and are in fact doing “good for them.”
This is the case for three siblings at our Las Palmas Children village in the Dominican Republic. Their parents are unable to provide care for these children and now, they have become part of our ICC family.
However, they will need ongoing support. “You can do good for them” through
sponsorship or pledging a monthly gift to help provide for the care they need.
Until Jesus returns, there will be children like this who need you.
Thank you for what you do for the children!
These three siblings have come to our ICC family in the Dominican Republic as victims of extreme poverty. They need nurturing care to help them thrive in their new surroundings. Will you sponsor one of them today or pledge a monthly gift to help provide for their care? Thank you!
Another school year has begun at the El Oasis Children’s Village and the school-aged children are busy with classes and activities at the school on the campus.
Because of the relatively small size of the student population on campus,
arrangements have been made with Linda Vista University to be a satellite school for students through grade 10.
The children take their classes online assisted by teacher’s aides. Students above grade 10 must leave home and complete their high school years at Linda Vista.
With the pepper project, weather and water are two issues that are followed very closely.
The large pepper fields need abundant water and rains to keep their underground water supply stable for the pepper crop.
Unfortunately, hail sometimes accompanies the rain storms that sweep through
That is what happened recently, and it caused quite a bit of damage to one
particular harvest (picking) of peppers.
It was a blessing that some of that harvest was able to be salvaged and sold at a reduced price.
Please pray that the Lord will continue to bless this important crop so that it will help El Oasis be more self-sustaining.
The children are blessed to have a school facility on the El Oasis campus.
The ICC Children’s program in Romania is being phased out over time. This is due to changes within government policies that made it too difficult to operate a full program of support to orphan and vulnerable children.
ICC sponsors continue to help provide “The Finishing Touch” to four girls as they prepare to live independently.
Mia is preparing for her final high school exams. Anne is staring her third year of studies in dentistry. Her sister, Daniela, is beginning studies in economics.
Valentina is in her second year of nursing school.
God has blessed these girls. The’re taking advantage of the opportunities being provided them.
Left to Right Mia, Anne, Daniela, and Valentina.
Recently we shared the sad news of the sudden death of Michael Nyarko-Baasi, ICC Ghana director and father figure.
In the face of this tragedy, we are thankful that Michael’s wife, Rose, has agreed to take up his responsibilities to help direct and provide support for the children and house parents.
Please pray for Rose, the children and house parents.
At any given time, one of ICC’s children’s villages may be going through a process
of obtaining re-authorization from the government.
This is the current situation in El Salvador. A thick packet of information must be
attended to. As well as an inspection of the buildings and children’s files.
Following God's Call to Care for Orphans – Part 2
“[G]ive, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” Luke 6:38 ESV