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 places.
The following update provides a small window into the life and times of the ICC children’s programs 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.
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!
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 the 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.
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 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 starting her third year of studies in dentistry. Her sister, Daniela, is beginning her studies in economics. Valentina is in her second year of nursing school.
God has blessed these girls. They’re taking advantage of the opportunities being provided to them.
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 reauthorization 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.
The government authorities have given temporary authorization to take in new children and the full authorization should be received soon.
What a blessing it will be when there are new children living on the campus in El Salvador making themselves at home.