Archive for November, 2008

Christmas Cards for ICC Kids

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

On Sunday the 23rd of November IKN volunteers wrote more than 1100 Christmas cards. In December DHL will deliver them to all the ICC projects all around the world. One volunteer, Wieptine, made all the cards by herself.

I want to thank everyone who contributed with this great event.

Lambro Triantos

Director Internationale Kinderhulp Nederland

Volunteers Prepare Christmas Cards for ICC Children

Volunteers Prepare Christmas Cards for ICC Children

Dental Clinic Being Proposed at ICC Project

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Dr. Dick Anderson, a long time supporter of ICC, recently stopped by the office. He has the idea to start a Dental Clinic Fund in order to build a dental clinic at one (or more) of the ICC projects. He was talking about his dream to a friend, Gary Jackson, and Gary pulled out a $100 bill and said, “Let’s get this started right now!” So Dick added his own $100 bill and headed to ICC to start the fund. He envisions having a well-equipped dental clinic at one of our projects where volunteer dental professionals can go and spend a week doing dental work and also seeing some of the interesting tourist attractions.


A Dental Clinic Fund has now been set up in order to accumulate the funds needed for this project. Dr. Anderson is also going to prepare a list of items needed, and he hopes to gather used dental equipment to send on a container to an ICC project.


Dr. Anderson visited Guatemala in June of this year, especially to attend the wedding of one of our ICC kids, Elvi.  Here is a picture of Dr. Anderson with the couple.


IKN takes 3rd Place in Charity Contest

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

On the 17th of November, IKN (ICC’s partner office in the Netherlands) joined a national television program. It was a  contest for best charity of the year.  Inspite of 4 larger charities, IKN was awarded 3rd place. Lambro Triantos, director of IKN, was very thankfull for this award and hopes that IKN will get a lot of attention for their work.  It is needed, particularly if you look at the current situation in the Congo.


In the picture Lambro (on the right) is together with his wife (and colleague) Kalin and Everon Jackson Hooi, who is one of the IKN ambassadors.


Congo’s Orphaned and Lost Children

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

Here’s a message from Sharon, Director of Children’s Services for ICC.

I thought that you all would be interested in seeing this picture I found on MSN news last Friday. It is heart breaking. How I wish we had endless funds to help all the children. These children need to be in beds, but we don’t even have enough room for the children that we do have. Hopefully this orphanage in Goma is able to feed them. War is horrid and the children are victims. How I wish we could help them all, and there will only be more.


This pictures was taken by Jerome Delay/AP and can be found by clicking this link:


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




“If Not You” as seen on YouTube

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Here is the YouTube version of the video “If Not You” in case the other version has trouble playing.

“If Not You”

Friday, November 14th, 2008

If you haven’t seen this ICC Video – “If Not You” – here it is.

This video feed is coming from “If Not You” is the top-rated video at Spirit Flash and is #3 on the “Most Viewed” list.

ICC Board Chairman Battles Cancer

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

We received word recently that Dr. Don Schafer has been diagnosed with stomach cancer.  Dr. Schafer has been a long time supporter of ICC and is the current Board Chairman.  A special blog has been created so friends and family members can stay informed of his progress.  Here is something Dr. Schafer shares on the blog…

“Obviously this is a blow to Glenda and myself-but I am of good courage and trust God will work on my behalf to heal me as His will dictates. Only He can heal and we trust Him.”

Surgery is scheduled for Tuesday, November 18 at 5:00 p.m. PST.  The surgeon is optimistic that the procedure will be successful.

Please join with the ICC family as we remember Dr. Schafer in our thoughts and prayers during this time.

Dr. Schafer with ICC Children in Romania

Dr. Schafer with ICC Children in Romania

Stop and Think

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

At a time when the economies of the world are shaking and non-profit organizations are cringing at the impact diminishing donations may have on their ability to implement and sustain charitable programs, it’s good to have a reality check of the way we live our lives.  Check out how one family challenged itself to 30 days of nothing and what lessons were learned…

ICC El Salvador on Maranatha Mission Stories

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Must See Video!

In September, Joel Reyes, director of ICC’s project in El Salvador, traveled to the home office of Maranatha Volunteers International for an interview with Dick Duerksen who is the host of Maranatha Mission Stories.  In the interview Joel shares personal experiences, stories and some of the greatest challenges and needs at this ICC project.  To see the video, click on the link below. 

Watch the Interview


We appreciate Maranatha featuring this project in a Mission Story episode.