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Monday, November 22nd, 2010
Photo of lightning striking near large tree. ©Travis Hightower. Useage through Creative Commons

©Travis Hightower - Usasge through Creative Commons

We recently received word from Lilly concerning providential care of our children in India. Lilly was indoors when she heard a big bang and saw a frightening flash of light. Lightning had struck a big old tree next to our campus. The tree was uprooted and had fallen across the road. It broke the wall of the school near our property. Power lines were torn down and the tree’s branches were over the children’s village wall, but nothing happened to it. Just a few minutes before the ICC children had returned from special classes. They had just passed where the tree had fallen.

The children’s village was without power for several hours, but we praise God for saving the lives of the children.  As Lily said; “God is great.”

Thanks for reading!

Kent Greve
Director of International Development ICC

Heavy Rains Cause Damage at Sweet Home

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Heavy rains have flooded our Sweet Home Children’s Village in India. According to Lilly Kaligithi, ICC India’s director, “We are unable to go anywhere. Please pray for our district. The whole district is going through this problem. I feel sorry for our plants. Hope they will survive.”

Flooding surrounds one of ICC buildings on our ICC India campus

Flooding surrounds our storage building on our ICC India campus

The rains are causing damage to the houses which were constructed of cement. Water collecting on the roofs is seeping through to the ceilings and dripping onto the floor.

Lilly is concerned about the costs that will be incurred from trying to repair the damages. She says; “I pray that God will send some funds to help us with these repairs. These rains may continue for another four or five days, according to the predictions. We will somehow pull through these few days and perhaps, we can do the repair work before the next monsoon.”

Two of Sweet Home's young men standing shin-deep in flood water.

Two of Sweet Home's young men stand shin-deep in the water that has flooded our ICC India campus.

Please pray for Sweet Home during this difficult time. If you’d like to assist with repairing the homes, please send your donation with a note that says, “India House repairs.”

The entrance road and main gate for ICC India's campus stand flooded from recent heavy rains.

ICC India's main gate and the entrance road stand flooded from recent heavy rains. The road has become impassable for cars, stranding the campus residents.

This is ICC India's garden which has been flooded by the recent heavy rains.

This is ICC India's garden which has been flooded by the recent heavy rains. Sweet Home relies on this garden to provide food for the children.

Thanks for reading!

Kent Greve
International Development Director ICC

ASML Foundation Supports Orphans in India

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

ASML Foundation from the Netherlands has decided to continue their support for the work of ICC in 2010. The Dutch foundation will help with the educational costs of 72 children in India.


In the ICC children’s village in India, ICC has a total of 76 children.  Seventy-two of them are going to the elementary school nearby. ICC feels it is very important that children can have a good education. It costs  $240 for one child to enjoy a year of education.


Recently ASML Foundation decided to donate for the total cost of all 72 children, a total of $17.280.  ASML Foundation also believes that it is important for children to have a good education. Just like ICC, they believe that for the long term, good education for children will help move society forward.


Lambro Triantos (left), Director of ICC Netherlands, Visits ASML Foundation

Lambro Triantos (left), Director of ICC Netherlands, Visits ASML Foundation


Sweet Home Students Prepare to Graduate

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

On January 23-25, 2009 six ICC children will graduate from the Flaiz secondary school.  This is an exciting time for the students as they complete this level of education and antipcate moving on to new challenges.  ICC sponsors and supporter can feel pleased that they have played a role in seeing these students succeed.  Graduations provide evidence that the programs of ICC are making a positive difference in the lives of children and society as a whole.

On behalf of the administration and graduates  of Sweet Home thank-you for your support and prayers.

Sweet Home Graduates

Sweet Home Graduates

ICC’s Nursing Students in India

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Lily, our ICC director in India, recently sent the following message regarding ICC children who participated in a special ceremony for nursing students:

Dear Friends:

I just returned from Bangalore where four of our children are studying in the College of Nursing.  I went there to attend their Lamp Lighting Ceremony.  Many parents were present at that celebration.  I was a proud mother and I humbled myself before the Lord for His goodness and blessings upon these lovely children.

 They are very happy and doing well in the school.  Please pray for them.

Attached are a few photographs of the ceremony.

Thank you for your support and prayers.  We are grateful to you.

With many best wishes,



ICC Nursing Students

ICC Nursing Students


Lily (at center) with ICC Nursing Students

Lily (at center) with ICC Nursing Students