Tag: philippines

A Blooming Flower

“Please help our child receive surgery. We want her to grow up normally,  become happy and be successful in the future.” This was Jonamie and Jeperlito’s plea for their three-year-old daughter, Jasmine.   Jasmine appeared to be a healthy seven-month-old until one day she began to vomit uncontrollably. Her parents rushed Jasmine to the hospital...
Continue reading

Hidden Assets

Amie wasn’t convinced that attending an ICM Transform program would benefit her. She expected the Transform program to be filled with a few ineffective lectures and a bit of cash distribution and to have no lasting worth.   After starting the Transform program, Amie’s early fears were proved wrong and she realized her perspective and attitude...
Continue reading

A Gift from Afar

Over 7,000 Christmas presents are headed to children in ICM programs, thanks to Hong Kong charity Box of Hope. Box of Hope is an annual charity project aimed at providing useful/educational gifts to underprivileged children in Hong Kong & Asia donated by Hong Kong school children and local organisations. Founded by Nicole Woolhouse and Harriet...
Continue reading

A Chance to Grow – Universal Children’s Day

Depending on your country of birth, your life chances and future outcomes are significantly affected. Universal Children’s Day, celebrated on November 20, 2016, is dedicated to promoting international togetherness and awareness among children worldwide and is coordinated by UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund. Every child has a right to life, health, education and play...
Continue reading

Joshua’s Surprise on the Internet

Joshua E was surfing the internet from his home in Los Angeles. The medical student had developed an effective motivation to keep up with his studies and schedule: if he didn’t complete his daily tasks, he would donate US$20 to charity. One day, Joshua E didn’t finish his jobs. Making good on his promise to...
Continue reading

Hope Shines Through at ICM’s 12th Annual Banquet

ICM’s Chair of the Board, David Sutherland, is pleased to share the results of Hong Kong’s ICM Banquet, held October 24 at the Hong Kong Conventions and Exhibition Centre.   Dear Friends; What an exciting evening! At ICM’s 12th Annual Banquet Monday night we saw Hope Shining Through everywhere we looked! We are thrilled and...
Continue reading

Clementina’s Will for Change

Once she made the decision to attend ICM’s Transform program, Clementina never wanted to miss a lesson. She organized her life so that she would be able to attend the lessons and still have time to take care of household chores, her children and her disabled husband, Sulpicio. Clementina really enjoyed the livelihood lessons, particularly the...
Continue reading

Boys on Bikes

Ben Halder and Craig Purdham are at it again. After completing their 2015 30-day bicycling trip from Beijing to Hong Kong, the pair are looking to push themselves further for a good cause. Twenty-nine year old Ben shared with 32-year-old Craig about a 2014 ICM trip he had taken. Ben had been so taken by ICM’s work, that...
Continue reading

A Journey of Immersion, Reflection and Action

In order to make a good impression, I wore one of my best suits when I first visited the Hong Kong ICM offices a little over 3.5 years ago. I ended up joining the Trips department, and swapped that smart suit for a regular shirt, cargo shorts and some waterproof shoes. I have no regrets...
Continue reading

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...
Continue reading