Category: Trip Stories

Exploring ICM: Bacolod

When we stepped off the ferry, a crowd of tricycle drivers were waiting to offer their services. An ICM van was waiting for us, though, and whisked us away to our hotel. During dinner that night, we got to see the ICM choir kids perform, decked out in Filipiniana dresses and barongs. The performance alternated...
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Exploring ICM: Iloilo

I met my coworkers in the hotel lobby at 5:00 the next morning (oh joy). As the sun rose, we headed to the airport and then flew to Iloilo! After a big lunch where Dave Sutherland told us more about ICM’s vision and work, we we were off to visit a community! Our first stop...
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Exploring ICM: Manila

When our plane landed in the Manila airport, it was raining. I not a fan of rain, but even the wet weather couldn’t put a damper on my mood. As a new ICM staff member, I was on a 101 trip to see the programs first hand and better understand the heart of ICM. I...
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How C3 Saw More

ICM Trips are a fantastic way for people from all over the globe to get a sense of how ICM is changing lives.  These trips are designed for all ages, with a range of different activities that encompass ICM’s many programs.  We encourage everyone to “Come and see” and in 2016, hosted 47 trips.  For...
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Ben’s MAD Trip Urge

Yesterday, Shore Student Alex shared his thoughts on the school’s recent ‘Make A Difference’ trip to ICM’s Bacolod base. Today, fellow student Ben examines what the trip meant to him. Our thanks to both Alex and Ben for their insights and hard work. I distinctly recall the thoughts racing through my head as I boarded...
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Alex will never forget his MAD experience

Shore School students Ben and Alex and joined their school’s November 23 –Dec 1, 2016 ‘Making A Difference’ trip to ICM’s base in Bacolod, Philippines.  This first blog contains Alex’s recollections of his first encounter with poverty, tomorrow’s blog will feature Ben’s reflections. My trip with ICM was one that I will never forget. Before...
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Have You Seen What I Saw?

August 17-26, 95 people including staff, parents and students from the Rock Student Ministries at Mclean Bible Church (MBC), USA, traveled 8,000 miles to the Philippines to work with International Care Ministries as their annual senior high mission trip.  Lucero Flores, former summer intern at MBC and current American University senior, gives a few highlights and reflections...
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An Intern’s Eye

My name is Yuxuan Su and I recently intern at ICM for around two months. Over this period of time, I have had the privilege of working alongside some of the most dedicated, motivated and fun people I have ever met. One morning, I set out with a group of ICM trainers in our signature blue...
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Conquering Kids Camp

Over the first weekend in April, more than one hundred children from various communities around Dumaguete gathered for ICM’s annual Kid’s Camp. Held over three days, Kid’s Camp provided a platform for local children to experience the pleasure of companionship, and to share their happiness with staff, volunteers and other children. Please enjoy watching Kids Camp 2016 highlights. Through...
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Learning Outside the HKIS Classroom

HKIS family trip – June 11-14 On the day after First Grade let out for summer vacation, a group of five HKIS students headed out to Dumaguete City, Philippines with their parents on a service trip with ICM. The group of friends spent 4 days building container gardens, painting a school and serving nutritious food...
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