Archive for November, 2008

Second ICC Belgium Spaghetti Day a Big Success

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Following is report of the benefit held by the ICC Belgium Chapter.

October 5th the big day had arrived again: Spaghetti Day. Everything was prepared very nicely: publicity and invitations were sent out.

We learned from last year and made it even more cozier and pleasant. We had a lot of helpers. Young and less young joined hands to make this day a success. The room was set up very nicely and the tables looked very inviting to and for the visitors. Our kitchen wizard, Wim, had made a lot of preparations, together with the brother-in-law of our ICC-Belgium president. Wim had to rehabilitate from a knee injury, but nothing could stop him to be present in the kitchen.

We were hoping for lots of people to come, and they came. People from the neighborhood committee reserved a lot of places, and from the Netherlands a very nice delegation arrived also. They came for the second year in a row because they think that ‘Wim’s spaghetti’ is the best! A lot of visitors from last year also made publicity, and the room was quickly filled up. The spaghetti tasted very good, and the atmosphere was very pleasant.

ICC Belgium has done it again. See you all next year!

This Spaghetti Day was for the children of the ‘Patmos Children’s Village’ in Congo and ICC Belgium made a profit of 760 euro for this project.

From a very cooperative volunteer

Spaghetti Fest

Spaghetti Fest

IKN (ICC Netherlands) Featured in Radio Interview

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

On the 10th of November 2008 Lambro Triantos (Director IKN – ICC the Netherlands) had the opportunity to talk about ICC on the Dutch National Radio.  He was interviewed for 30 minutes, and he spoke about the ICC projects in Congo, Romania and Guatemala. IKN was being interviewed because they are one of the ten nominees of a new charity award. On Monday the 17th of November the final results will be announced.

 

Lambro Triantos at Radio Interview

Lambro Triantos (at left) being interviewed for radio program

ICC Romania’s Bakery Taking Shape

Monday, November 10th, 2008

We recently received photos of the ICC Romania bakery which is expected to be completed sometime in the spring or summer of 2009.  Once completed, the bakery, which is being built according to European Union Standards, will begin producing various products which will be used by the children and also to supplement the monthly operating budget of the children’s village.  The administration at the project feel that in time this could be a signficant source of funds for the project, especially if it as able to operate two or three shifts. 

The ICC partner office in the Netherlands has spearheaded the funding for this project whch will cost in excess of 200,000 Euros once completed.  Donations are still needed and if you’re interested in helping please contact the ICC US office for additional details.

Here are some of the latest pictures…

Progress Being Made on 4th House in Nicaragua

Friday, November 7th, 2008

This just came today from the ICC project director in Nicaragua…

“House #4 is advancing and they are putting in the intermediate beams, and at the end of this month they will be finishing the walls up to where they can put on the roof.

They already started building the roof structure this week so they will be ready for when the walls are done. This house is going more quickly than the others, with God’s help.

 

Thanks for your support and trust”

Pineapples Thriving at Las Palmas Children’s Village

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Just received today – a report and pictures from the Las Palmas children’s village in the Dominican Republic.  The pineapple project is doing very well.  The report stated that “of the ones that have grown naturally without putting on a chemical to get them to germinate we have about 400.  But now, with the chemical product, about 6000 have germinated of the better plants.”   

In one of the photos below there are three pineapples on a table.  The report continued by saying “…you can see the three pineapples that we harvested today, whose value will be taken to the church as an offering of thanks.” 

First Fruits

First Fruits

 

Pineapple Project Thriving

Pineapple Project Thriving

Congo Crisis – Please Pray

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Recently Desire Murhima, ICC’s director in Congo, was able to reach our ICC chapter leader in Switzerland by phone.  Desire related some of what he is experiencing during the present conflict.  There is much to be thankful for and much to pray about as well.  Click on the following link to read more…

ICC Congo Update