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♥♥♥ February 2015 ♥♥♥

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Hand-made Dolls Raise Funds For ICC
The little tyke in the image to the left is actually a doll. At first glance it is not uncommon for these dolls to be mistaken for real children. In fact, they are so life-like that a photo can require a close inspection just to be sure you’re looking at a doll.

Each doll is hand painted, each strand of hair is individually placed, and the doll’s clothing is made especially for that doll. The dolls are ‘individuals’ with no two dolls being identical. Much like snowflakes.

Created through an art form known as “reborning,” the process to finish a single doll takes at least four-and-a-half weeks. In support of the children, the artist donates her time and the materials needed to create each doll. As each doll is sold the proceeds are donated to ICC’s Las Palmas Children’s Village in the Dominican Republic.

In the near future you will be able to purchase online the dolls created by this artist. As soon as we receive that information we will pass it along to you. What a unique way to bless the children of Las Palmas!

photo of Nancy Wilson wife, of the President of the General Conference of Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Ted Wilson, visiting ICC's Las Palmas Children's Village in the Dominican Republic

Nancy Wilson Visits Las Palmas
We at ICC would like to thank Nancy Wilson for taking the time to visit our Las Palmas Children’s Village.

While accompanying her husband, Elder Ted Wilson, General Conference President of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, to a building project being held in the Dominican Republic, Mrs. Wilson made the three-hour trip to Las Palmas.

Mrs. Wilson and several friends visited with the children and took a short tour of the campus. The group also brought small gifts for the children and much needed supplies. We truly appreciate these contributions that will provide for the care and well being of the children.

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Preparing A Giant Metal Valentine
The container we recently sent to the Congo made a remarkable difference for the children living on Idjwi Island. Our administrator at Patmos, Désiré Murhima, informed us that the container was a great blessing for the children. The arrival of your shipment showed the children they are loved by many people. Your generosity means everything to those children.

We now have our next container in the works. It will be sent to Las Palmas in the Dominican Republic. The families at Las Palmas are in need of so much. For too long these families have made do without necessities we take for granted.

This shipment promises to have as great an impact as the container we sent to the Congo. This is your opportunity to once again provide a significant difference to our families and children but this time in the Dominican!

We are currently looking for good-quality, working, washing machines (standard 120V), many and varied articles of clothing for children, kitchenware for the homes, gardening and farming items (rakes, shovels, hoes, tractor implements) as well as numerous other much-needed necessities for Las Palmas.

In the next few editions of this newsletter, we will include links to the complete listing of the much-needed items we must send to the families of Las Palmas.

We are asking that you please join with us in praying for, and ensuring through your generosity, that this shipment of love reaches its destination. “His Kids” living in the Dominican need your help.

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What’s In This Month’s Qué Pasa?
In the February 2015 Qué Pasa, Kent Greve writes a personal message about the meaning of words. Following is an excerpt:

“Please take a moment and consider what words come to mind when you think about the ministry of International Children’s Care. Seriously, if you have time just now, please give some reflection to this and jot them down.

“Recently, several ICC board and staff members as well as project personnel and donors considered this question. I was surprised by the number of words that people chose and shared. There were enough words to nearly fill up a large dry-erase board at the ICC office…”

You can read Kent’s letter and much more in the February 2015 Qué Pasa!

How would you like to get a digital copy of the February 2015 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!

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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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Watch ICC Videos On Our 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!

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ICC Engages In Social Media
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