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March 2013

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A Good Reason For Our Tardiness
The situation is volatile and conditions change on nearly a daily basis. And what will be the circumstances next week or even the next day? No one seems willing to attempt to speculate about the possibilities.

These are the daily facts of life in the eastern DR Congo. Conditions there personify instability. The lives of millions of people have been reduced to a worthless commodity. Death, fear and starvation are constant companions. No one living in the Kivu provinces dares hope for anything beyond the current moment.

We here at the Informateur realize that we have written a number of stories about the DR Congo in the past several months. But something significant has happened at our DR Congo project within in the past few weeks and even days which we believe you must know. These events explain our tardiness delivering this issue.

Joel Reyes, ICC’s public relations director has written about these recent events. Read Joel’s story to learn what has happened.

Read Joel’s story >

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$5,000 Matching Fund Available
We have been gifted $5,000 as a matching fund for donations made to our project in the DR Congo. Any donation you make will be doubled until the matching funds have been assigned.

Children are dying every day in the DR Congo. Every week we receive stories from our staff in the DR Congo about how children are dying without hope.

We have been given the opportunity to actually save the lives of a number of children. These children otherwise face a desperate future and near-certain death. Please help us to be a savior to these children. Donate today.

Donate now and literally save lives! >

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Sponsors Speak
This is the second installment in our on-going series featuring stories from our sponsors. The Davis family has sponsored a child through ICC for ten years. The young gentleman they sponsored lived at our Los Pinos Children's Village in Guatemala.

Recently the Davis’s were able to do something many of our sponsors wish to do. Read their story and learn of how sponsoring a child through ICC has affected their lives.

Read the Davis’s story >

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ICC’s Online Gift Catalog Is Now Open!
ICC now has an online Gift Catalog from which you may directly support your favorite ICC project! Your purchase may be from you or as a gift on behalf of a friend.

This online gift catalog is a simple and wonderful way to provide much-needed items for our ICC families. Please take the time to peruse our catalog and support our kids!

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Sponsors, Tell Us Your Stories
A new feature for both the Informateur and the Qué Pasa begins this month. We will be telling stories from our sponsors and how their lives have been personally affected by sponsoring a child through ICC.

Please tell us your story about your experience as a sponsor. Send an email or letter to Doug Congleton, ICC’s executive director, relating your personal journey while sponsoring an ICC child.

Send your story to Doug >

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What’s In The Next Qué Pasa?
The March 2013 Qué Pasa has a sobering and troubling message from ICC’s international development director, Kent Greve. This message relates recent events surrounding our children's village in the DR Congo. Here is an excerpt of a message from Désiré Murhima, our director in the DR Congo:

“As for the city of Goma, abandoned by all humanitarians, the population was confined to the fear of being caught by the bullets. My house has received some [damage from bullets], but thanks to God because those bullets did not hit anyone. All our agents living in Goma were also miraculously protected during this difficult period, and we believe that is a great miracle given the gravity of the situation [of those] that lived in the city…”

You can read Kent’s article and much more in the March 2013 Qué Pasa. Look for it to be in your mailbox soon!

How would you like to get a digital copy of the March 2013 Qué Pasa? One that you can read on your computer, tablet or smart phone? Click on the following link and you’ll be able read the Qué Pasa in PDF form. Enjoy!

Download March 2013’s Qué Pasa. >

ICC Logo on a blue background None of this work would be possible without those who have committed their efforts to saving and changing the lives of “His Kids.” The children of ICC want to thank you from the bottom of their hearts for making a difference in their lives.

Occasionally when we call for funds for a specific need we receive more in donations than we requested. In those instances when we have received more money than we solicited, those funds will be placed in “Alcyon’s Angel Fund.”

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Seen The Videos On ICC’s Website?
You may now view a number of ICC's videos on our website. So please take a few minutes and watch one, or several, of our videos!

Enjoy our videos on ICC’s website >

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