Project Description

CommPres supports international missions around the globe.
South Asia
Haiti – International Christian Development Mission (ICDM)
Located in Bayonnais, this organization provides school for children, medical clinic, food and clothing plus training for adults. For more information, visit:

ICDM is building a much needed medical clinic and they need our help!

“As many of you know, it has always been a dream of our ministry to be able to build a proper Medical Clinic to serve the (very) under-served children and families near our school in Haiti. Last year through a successful fundraising campaign we were able to raise the necessary funds!  Construction is now underway and we are shooting for a Grand Opening sometime in the Fall…”  Pastor Yvan Pierre

Read full letter and see needs list

For more info about how to give to this need, contact Tedd Lingo:

Here’s the latest newsletter from Rev. Yvan in Haiti:

Well, the 2018 Pastor’s Conference is over! However, the inspiration and hope this annual event brings to the participants has only started. This is my second year to take part in the ICDM Pastor’s Conference and I believe this was a pivotal moment for all the participants. Here are some of my thoughts on the value and benefits of this event.

First is relationships. We often call the church a “community” but in so many congregations this is just a word. At the Pastor’s Conference I witnessed the value and development of real community. Across denominational lines and other common boundaries, pastors and church leaders from all over Haiti gathered in Bayonnais for the 2018 Conference. They came to learn, to be inspired, and to be encouraged. However, for me, one of the greatest things to see were the friendships renewed and new friendships developed. Men and women shared their successes and failures; found new hope in the ideas of others; and shared lessons, meals, and worship. My own friendships with many Haitian leaders were strengthened. Jean-Noel Preval, one of our interpreters, is such an awesome man! Funny and bright, he brings cheer to my heart every time we work together. Abraham Vilsaint is another friend I got to spend time with this year, talking and digging into the details of our Christian calling. Pastor Oriel Sterling, one of the men who pastors and teaches in our pastor training programs and the School of Evangelism. This experienced and gifted leader brought wisdom and insight for all of us. Sister Elicia was shy and embarrassed when I used her name in my teaching, but her smile and her laughter offer hope to all she meets. I mention all these names, because I used to come to Haiti and only knew the people I met before I came. Now I find myself with friends and partners in ministry far beyond the staff of ICDM. These men and women have become part of the community I call the Body of Christ. Even when we are separated by miles most of the year, I hold them in my heart and mind every day. We pray for one another; check up on one another and help each other make it another day!

Second is the sense of purpose and hope I see among the participants. Pastors and leaders in Haiti often face challenges that leaders in the USA can barely comprehend. More than being preachers and teachers, they are often community developers, activists and advocates, and business leaders as well. Yet, in spite of the challenges, they are joyful! Whether it is in our worship together or just conversations in the courtyard, their conversation and communication is permeated with joy! These men and women see the reality of Haiti as it is now, but they also have a vision of change and transformation. This hope, deeply grounded in the Christian gospel or Good News, shapes their work, inspires their efforts, and energizes their creativity. And their joy is also contagious! No matter what is happening in my life and ministry, I always come away from these meetings with a new outlook! Energy renewed, vision expanded, and heart inspired, I come back to the USA stronger and more joyful!

Finally, I think this year’s conference came at a critical time for both the leaders of the sessions and the participants. While the conference was going on, ICDM was working on a home for a family in Bayonnais. Right after the conference a team from New Jersey came and finished up this construction. Construction on ICDM’s new clinic is getting started. A record number of children are enrolled in the school. New leaders are being trained and commissioned. All of these things seem to bring a sense of strength and possibility to everyone’s mind. It is as if the entire mission has reached a point of great momentum. As each new idea becomes a reality it sparks more new ideas, inspires new leaders to take charge of these initiatives, and these in turn spark even more ideas and visions. Such momentum is awesome to observe! It is even more powerful when you are even a small part of such momentum!

The main building where we meet each year is called “The Center for Hope.” I know that it is only a building. However, the people who gather there each year for the Pastor’s Conference are taking hope and spreading it across Haiti! May God continue to bless these men and women with his power, his love, and his joy!

Yours in Christ,
Yvan Pierre
ICDM Director

Kenya – Utange Orphans Charity: Casuarina House and Feed500 Program

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A Kenya missions trip is scheduled for January 23 through February 9 2019. The dates are flexible for individuals. Space is limited on the team, so please don’t hesitate if you feel the urge to go! Contact Tedd Lingo for more information.

Founded by Paul and Debbie Scott-Robinson, this amazing ministry not only provides food, shelter and education, but also offers a loving, caring, nurturing environment for children in need. They are currently raising funds to build a much needed High School for orphans and other disadvantaged children. For more information, visit:

The couples’ ministry not only involves charity work, but they are the volunteer missionaries for Utange Baptist Church, conducting a second service in English on a Sunday mornings. This Evangelistic outreach ministry includes Bible training for leaders and pastors from 30 plus churches throughout the region as well as counseling training for those working with bereavement and trauma in children. The ministry has a Youth Center that sleeps 24 people where Paul and Debbie facilitate volunteering mission expeditions for international groups. Anyone interested in visiting, please contact

Watch their interview on Lunch with the Father, hosted by Kristin Tucker.


It’s taken many years of patiently fund-raising, now finally the opening of Celebration High School for orphans and disadvantaged children will happen in January….hurrah! Painting and equipping the first phase (ground level) is happening as I write. Funds have also allowed us to start construction of the second phase (level 2) of block B below. We’re prayerfully expectant to open with 70 children. Currently we need sponsors for another 28 orphans. Cost is just £29 per month.

We have 26 supporters from U K and U S flying out to share in this special occasion and unique trip. It’s a 2 week luxury holiday staying at the beautiful Severin Sea Lodge Hotel on the edge of the Indian Ocean. Plus safari. It will also be our 10th anniversary since the opening of our Orphanage Casuarina House, so a double celebration! Do get in touch if you’d like details and want to join us for this trip of a lifetime!
Our Casuarina kids at boarding school have already asked us to request permission to enable them to come home for the weekend. They don’t want to miss out on all the fun and excitement of the cutting of the ribbon ceremony!
They’ve been home during August and we all enjoyed a day at the fun fair, courtesy of our two volunteers. The picture below shows Kanze, Dennis, Irene, Rohan (volunteer ) and Mary on a ride. Both fear and fun was experienced as you can see!

It’s not all play and no work for the children as FEED500 continues each week come rain or shine. Maize and beans filling the aching tummies of hungry orphans in the village. Below are our Casuarina “cheeky chaps” Nicholas (left), Toby (cap) and Gereza (red t shirt) giving out the maize flour. We’re really proud how they willingly volunteer their time to serve those less fortunate than they are. It makes my heart smile as I witness their kindness to the children.

Well it’s amazing how far we’ve come with your help and support over the years. A huge “thank you” to everyone!
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Thank you to everyone for your support!
Debbie Scott-Robinson

South Asia – Missionaries

Our missionary family is faithfully serving in South Asia. Thank you for your prayers!

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