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May 2013

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ICC Mexico Captures The Sun
It costs money to care for our children. That may seem an obvious statement but the fact remains. And, like you, we must also deal with the inflationary increases in the costs of services such as electrical power.

To that end, ICC Mexico has received a wonderful gift! Trina Solar, an international company that designs, manufactures and installs solar panels and solar panel arrays has taken our El Oasis children's village in Baja, Mexico under its wing. In 2011 Trina Solar was ranked #18 in Fortune Magazine‚Äôs “100 Fastest-Growing Companies.”

Read the story of Trina Solar and El Oasis >

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Sponsors Speak
The Knights, Karen and Rodney have, for over a decade, sponsored children through ICC. In that time their lives have become deeply enriched by their choice to make room in their family for orphaned children. What the Knights have gained far outweighs any monetary expense.

Please consider becoming a sponsor and including one or two or more of ICC's children in your family. Reading the Knight’s story of their continuing experiences should show you how vital is your participation.

Read the Knight’s story of their special family >

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Congo Matching Funds Donated
We here at ICC would like to thank all of you who responded and donated to our “Congo Matching Funds” effort. In total, $9,000 was given as matching funds. We are grateful to those of you who answered our call and ensured that the matching funds were covered

All of us here at ICC as well as the children of our Patmos Children’s Village are so grateful to everyone for your donations and prayers for this project. God’s blessings for all of you who are helping us provide new lives to the children of ICC.

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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
We have a recurring feature which is now running in both the Informateur and the Qué Pasa. We are telling stories from our sponsors about how, through ICC, their lives have been personally affected by making one or more of “His Kids” part of their family.

We would love to hear your story. Please tell us 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 May 2013 Qué Pasa continues the story of Hugo as told by ICC’s public relations director, Joel Reyes. This is the second of three installments of Joel’s story of Hugo. Here is an excerpt:

“Hugo was born into a loving family, but his life drastically changed when his father was murdered. His mother tried desperately to keep the family together; however, she became overwhelmed with feelings of depression and helplessness. Eventually Hugo and his siblings were brought to ICC’s Las Palmas Children’s Village in the Dominican Republic.

“Though Hugo appreciated the loving care he received at ICC, anger boiled inside of him as he thought of the man who had killed his father. He began to formulate a plan to do something to honor the memory of his father and correct the wrong. He would find the murderer and kill him.

You can read this installment of Hugo’s story and much more in the May 2013 Qué Pasa. Look for it to be in your mailbox soon!

How would you like to get a digital copy of the May 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 May 2013’s Qué Pasa. >

ICC Logo 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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ICC Engages In Social Media
ICC has both a Facebook page and a blog. We would really appreciate your ‘Liking’ our Facebook page and becoming a regular reader of our blog. You may also subscribe to our blog through an RSS feed. The following links will take you to the appropriate online destinations.

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