Category: Recipient Stories

Here Comes the Bride!

Story by ICM CO Team “I love her and that’s the beginning of everything,” said 88-year-old Andres about his beautiful 71-year-old bride, Rosalia, as they stood at the altar.  For Andres and Rosalia, this day was a dream come true!  They have been living as husband and wife for over 60 years but were never...

Northridge Vineyard Christian Fellowship: A Helping Hand

I met Cecilia back in August 2010 while visiting several ICM Transform recipients in Barangay 40.  As she emerged to greet us from behind a tattered cloth door, I couldn’t help but notice her unusual house.  I learned as I made my way through the plastic tarp walls and rotting wood, that Cecilia’s home had...

The Value of Knowledge

Story by ICM CO Team Meet Jay Stephen Moses, and his mother, Rodalyn.  Jay is a growing nine-month-old boy living in a rural slum community on the outskirts of El Nido Town.  A few months ago, he was discovered as malnourished by ICM staff, with an untreated cleft lip & palate.  He was soon enrolled...

Transformation is on the Way

Story by ICM CO Team Mindanao is the second largest island in the Philippines and lies in the southern part of the archipelago.  Locals refer to it proudly as The Land of Promise due to the fertile soil and peerless shade of green.  Just as unique as the landscape are the eighteen mountain-dwelling tribal communities...