Aren’t you glad to be part of the ICC family? Recently we have been capturing video of ICC staff, children and supporters saying enthusiastically, “I am part of the ICC family!”

The ICC family is a wonderful, growing body of people from all over the world.

Recently, I was part of an administrative visit to the Children’s Village of Las Palmas, in the Dominican Republic. We spent about one week meeting with the staff and administration of the project as well as interacting with the children and house parents on campus.

We met our staff nurse in the GW Brown Medical Clinic located on campus. Her name is Karen and she shared how she had grown up at Las Palmas where her mom and dad served as house parents. She talked about how close she grew to the orphan children in their home and how they remain closely connected to this day. Karen declared, “I am part of the ICC family!”

We were able to do a video interview of Karen and will share that soon on our website.

We also interacted with Antonio who runs the farm. We passed fields where food is grown for the Children’s Village: pineapple, banana’s, yucca, tomatoes, peppers, and lettuce.

Antonio is so committed to the health of the children and he knows his crops well.

His dedication and hard work running the farm speaks volumes: “I am part of the ICC family!”

We spent quality time with Mario and Samilin the project Directors. Their hospitality and loving care for the staff and children was heartwarming. Their influence exemplifies what it means to be part of the ICC family. They both joyfully declared, “We are part of the ICC family!”

Children in the homes on campus who came from tragic circumstances are the core of the ICC family. They are receiving care and support to heal the wounds in their hearts. They are embraced in a spiritually nurturing environment where they learn to trust fully in Jesus for all their needs. They see Jesus at the very center of the ICC family. And the children we met there can confidently say, “I am part of a family. … I am part of the ICC family!”

Recent torrential rains devastated the province of South Kivu, in Congo, leaving many children orphaned there. From this crisis, ICC Patmos Children’s Village took in 43 new children in June. 

Tragically, they lost their family. So, recently, by the grace of God, they too can grow to find healing and nurture within the ICC family.


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