(1 John 3:16-18,NKJV): By this we know
love, because He laid down His life for us. And we
also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But
whoever has this world's goods, and sees his brother in need,
and shuts up his heart from him, how does the
of God abide in him?
My little children, let us not
in word or in tongue, but in deed and in
This is the scripture that compels
Grace to you and peace
from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ,
What a blessing was Doug Oyen Of
Global Relief Resources (GRR) and the team that came with him on
December 2. As Love Of Vietnam Expressed (LOVE) and Street Children
Program of Danang (SCP) teamed with GRR, over 600 poor were treated
at the garbage dump and around 200 more received dental treatment.
GRR brought 10 volunteers who paid their own way to come and be a
Below are a few photos of their visit.
1. Above are most of the
people from LOVE, GRR, and SCP. Three of Doug's team left earlier.
Here we say good- bye as the GRR team departs Danang to return to
2. Dinner at Family 4 and gifts for the children. Each day
we ate at a different family, giving gifts to all 5.
Vietnamese doctors give tetanus shots, provided by GGR, to over 300
children and adults
Dental care included filling and
pulling teeth for both the young, the old, and all in-between; then
there was dental care education, Fluoride treatment, tooth brushes,
tooth paste and dental floss for the children.
Of the serious cases:
One had a stomach tumor; one child has an enlarged heart;and a
diabetic who will die without insulin. Love is taking care of these
serious problems because of generous financial help from the medical
Not long after Tony left
in November, we had an opportunity to help in a medical mission to
Tien Phuoc District of Quang Nam. There was a team of 10 doctors and
20 nurses from Danang Hospitals. We left Danang at 7 A.M. and
returned to Danang at 9 P.M. Over 800 children were treated at 3
Tien Phuoc is a very poor district in the western part
of Quang Nam. It is mountainous and has over 700 handicapped
children (many of these are caused by "Agent Orange" which their
parents or grandparents were exposed to during the war). See the
Above left is a child born with
brain damage.Center another handicapped child and to the right is
one with a massive hernia or tumor in the abdomen. There are over
700 handicapped children in Tien Phuoc alone, many (the government
said) are 2nd and 3rd generation children effected by agent orange
used by the Americans during the war.
Above are two children who have
cancer in the eye. These are only a few of the over 800 children
that were treated and provided medicine, vitamins, food and milk.
Medicine was provided by "AmeriCares".
Thanks to all
who came with Global Relief Resources, This I Know Family Ministry,
and to each of our supporters and prayer partners. Thank you for a
wonderful December and for a successful 2003.
Please pray for our work in 2004. There is so much more
we need to do.
Please include a GIFT and
Blessing to a poor family or person this
This I Know Family Ministry brings Christmas to
To the right at the vocational center
are over 250 of the more than 400 children we brought
Christmas gifts for.
Above is the Scharp family with Mr.
Ran, director of SCP, who is recovering from a massive
aneurysm that nearly cost him his life. No one thought he
would live, but all were encouraged when God spoke through me
that He had more work for Mr.Ran and he would not die, but
live. Doctors gave him 2% chance, but God gave him 100%
Below, Santa and his helpers give
out gifts. A number of children sang Christmas songs and wrote
or sang songs about what Christmas means to them. Below, Van
Anh, a new Christian from family 2, sings.
visited children in Ngu Hanh Son and Khanh Son Garbage dump,
both in Danang
Cuong Ward's 60 handicapped children.
The girls at Ruth's house.
House, houses 9 girls, but 1 girl finished school and is
moving to a new job in HCMC and another has taken a job in Nha
Trang. Pray for God's leading in the two new girls that will
move in. We are thankful for the quality of girls that God has
Blessings, Reggie, Chi, and Duc