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Helping the poor and needy

www.loveofvn.org

(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 love of God abide in him? My little children let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.

Official Newsletter of  L.O.V.E.

November 2014

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Importance of Letters

Below is an observation of Ms. Dong, LOVE’s office manager in Vietnam.

Firstly, please see the statistics on the letter writing for the months listed below.

 

June

July

Aug

Sept

Number of sponsored children

221

219

225

224

Number of sponsored children writing letters

105

116

124

89

Number of sponsors writing letters

51

50

34

67

The response of the children to the sponsors' letters: Well, as I can see through many years doing this job, most of the sponsored children, especially girls, are happy to get a letter from the sponsor. Some are so eager and curious that they want to read it right after handling it at the office. Some reserved ones might come home and read but normally do not forget to bring a reply back the next month. After a while without receiving any news/letters from sponsors, some often ask, “why?”. However, with boys, they often do not really show as much emotion on letters. Some seem to be a bit lazy in writing while the others are working hard to keep a good contact with their sponsors.

 

The frequent letter exchange between sponsors and children brings many good effects. One of them is that letters from sponsors normally are a very good encouragement to the children which motivates them to do better at school and behave nicely to parents, teachers, friends and people around. Moreover, the regular contact will help the sponsors to understand each particular situation of the sponsored families which educates the sponsors and builds up the love and care. Thanks to it, they can easily feel for the children and are willing to support them to help bring them a better future. The last but not least, as for some extremely needy and hopeless cases such as those children and families that have tragedy of losing beloved ones or suffer life-threatening diseases, the letter communication through sponsorship can really bring them hope.

 

Negative respond: I don’t really see it but for me, we can say cultural barrier is one thing. As we all know, the thinking and the point of view of the Western people will surely have several differences from the Asian ones and vice versa. This sometimes causes many difficulties for translators but we’re all trying to do our best in helping both sides (sponsors and children) to have the best communication as an intermediary.  

Some of the children receiving extra gifts from their sponsors

Thuy Ngan recieves a double blessing, money for household stuff and gifts mailed from Germany.

Kieu Nhu is the same – with a household basket and a late birthday gift this month

Phu Cong’s father with the gift from a sponsor for his son.

Phu Quy is very happy and looks so nice with the new bicycle.

Xuan Anh is extremely happy to have a very kind sponsor who remembers her birthday every year.

Mai from Quang Nam comes to Danang to go to college and to congratulate her on her good achievement, the sponsor send her an extra donation to help her with first innitial college fee.

The sponsor sends extra amount for Vo Tan Sy's new bicycle. His mother picks out a new one for him.

Ho Thi Be can buy new clothes and shoes thanks to the birthday cash gift from her sponsor.

From the left - Thu Hong, Huyen and Le Thao are three among many children receiving postcards or parcels from sponsors.

Christmas gifts for our children

In addition to the humanitarian mission to help the elderly in December, we also hope to give a small Christmas gift to each of the children. This is in addition to the gifts many of you send. From a suggestion from our G4Kids friends, we have found bi-lingual (Vietnamese/English) books for all grade levels. These books have topics on good health and hygiene, fruits and vegetable, birds and animals, I wonder: how, what, why, where (like why we hiccup). We will also add cheese, milk and crackers for a healthy Christmas.

We are asking you to help with a small extra donation. Again, the cost of the humanitarian mission is around $1,500 - $2,000. The children's small Christmas gift is about $3.50 each. If we can raise enough, we also would like to provide this to another 50 poor handicapped and/or hospitalized poor children.

Sponsors Needed

 

Right now, there is a needy child living in poverty who is waiting for a caring person like you. We have many children who need sponsors.

 

To see these children or to fill out an application go to our web site by clicking child. Without your help, many of these will not finish school. For just $30 a month you can see that the child you choose will break the cycle of poverty by getting a good education, better food, clothing, and shelter. For more information about these children or an application form, you can also contact Reggie, who lives in Danang.   

 

Please pray that we can find sponsors for all our children and put your prayers to work by sharing the need with your church, Sunday School Class, civic club, etc.

 

PLEASE HELP

Share your love and faith

These children urgently need sponsors who will support a child for $30 a month or the whole family for $50 a month, and will pray for them, write and encourage them.

Please Sponsor Me!


Please Sponsor Me!

Full Name

Ha Van Thach

Area

Hoa Bac, Hoa Vang

Birthday

May 01, 1997

Gender

Male

School Level

12th grade

School achievement

Average

Favorite Subject

Chemistry

Favorite Pastime

Football

Number of Siblings

0

Mother's Occupation

Farmer

Father's Occupation

Died

Family’s income

$40

Children in school

1

Total in the Home

2


About me:  I am a 12th grader at Thanh Khe High School. Now I am a student and unable to work to help my mother. My father died when I was 14. My mother has to work any job to earn money for me to go to school and have enough food. She has no stable job and also easy to get sick. My family is on the poorest family list of the local ward. I hope someone will help us out of the difficulty a bit. Thank you.

Family members:

-       Nguyen Thi Thanh Xuan (1978) – Mother


LOVE’s note: even though there is only one child, A family sponsorship is highly recommended

09/2014

(Luke 14:13-14 NIV)  But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, {14} and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous."

(Luke 19:8-9 NIV)  But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, "Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount." {9} Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham.

(Psa 41:1-3 NKJV)  Blessed is he who considers the poor; The LORD will deliver him in time of trouble. The LORD will preserve him and keep him alive, And he will be blessed on the earth; You will not deliver him to the will of his enemies. The LORD will strengthen him on his bed of illness; You will sustain him on his sickbed.

If you live in Europe, please contact our sister-organization www.G4Kids.de

God bless you for your prayers and financial support for the children!

 

Reggie & Bảo Chi

w/ Hannah & Anna

and staff

in

Vietnam

Left to right:

Chi, Hannah, Reggie, & Anna

Left to right: Phuong, Tham, Reggie, Dong, Linh,

and in front, Hong

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