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Love Of Vietnam Expressed

(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.

by
 Helping the Poor & Needy

www.loveofvn.org

Official Newsletter of L.O.V.E.

July 2016

*(Lev 23:22 NKJV)  'When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap the corners of your field when you reap, nor shall you gather any gleaning from your harvest. You shall leave them for the poor and for the stranger: I am the LORD your God.'"

LOVE, Using the Biblical Principle of Gleaning to Help the Poor


In ancient Israel, God instituted the practice of gleaning as a way to feed the poor. A farmer would leave some of his crop in the fields, and afterward, the poor (the fatherless, widows, foreigners) would gather the leftover crops for their own sustenance.*

Gleaning was a command by God for those with productive resources to leave something extra so that the poor, through their own labor, could provide for themselves. Although the practice is no longer required for Christians, it provides an example that can be applied to the stewardship of our own resources.

1. Leave some work for others — throughout our Sponsorship Program, we have found a way to let the poor use their own labor to provide for their own needs. For example: While we might be capable of mowing our own lawns or cleaning our own homes, paying someone less fortunate to do the work can be a viable way of applying the gleaning principle.

2. Gleaning is better than a handout — You might ask, rather than pay someone to do work for us, why not just give them the money? Direct contributions can be a valid and efficient form of charity. But giving someone a handout deprives them of the value and dignity that can be gained from working, and earning an income. God could have commanded landowners to simply collect the crops and give them to the poor; instead, he protected the dignity of the poor by requiring them to contribute their own labor.

The Biblical practice of gleaning is a model that LOVE follows for how to combine stewardship and charity. You, the sponsors, leave a gleaning of money for educational expenses, but it is up to the children (students) to work hard to make good grades and pave the way for the next grade or graduation or higher education. By their hard studies, they, the students, not only are thankful to the sponsor, but proud of their accomplishments.

Leave your gleanings to a child on our Sponsorship page or Student House page, that they might have the opportunity to study hard for a better future.

Please help!

Several of LOVE’s programs need your help. Our medical missions and humanitarian missions need money donated to our general fund. Each medical mission needs $250 - $500 each or at least $1000 for the rest of the year. Our humanitarian missions need $1500. Donations of $5, $10 or $50 add up. Please pray for what God would have you do.

Urgent prayer request

We have lost sponsors to two of our student houses. We had hoped to open another house this summer also. Please see the profile of these houses on our web site.
Click on:
 Student Houses

Letter of blessing and extra gift of love

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.

Hong Thu’s cash gift

Thuy Ngan’s gift to provide for her family

Thu Suong's sister with a parcel from sponsor

Nguyen's mother & sister also choose a gift for family needs

Minh Han and Minh Hieu with household basket and parcel from Germany

Thuy Thuong sponsor gift of shirt and shoes

Happy birthday from sponsor

My Linh

God’s gift of twins

And sponsors gift of formula

Birthday of My Ha, & Family

Birthday gift to Hien Linh

A good start in new life for Bich Van

Birthday gift for the twins

Thanh Tri

Medical Mission

At Binh Tri, Thang Binh, Quang Nam

Walking around and shooting the pictures helps me to obtain a quick general view of what is happening at every corner of this free medical checkup. The temperature is about 37 degree at only 8:30 in the morning and I am told before getting here is that this is a very dry place. There are 250 local people who are poor, old, ill and weary, not only in health, but also maybe in life. I see that some of them have to travel by themselves on their wheelchairs or their bikes, others are carried by their children or their neighbors. I am speechless when I video two special people (the video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lybPUes2MbE) who come to have their checkup. Witnessing those 2 special moments with my own eyes, I am touched, speechless and treasure my own life. After receiving their general checkup, they all go home happily with their free medication, free gift and also getting many words of encouragement not only for their health but also in their life from the Medical Mission Team. To say a word at the end of the day, I am extremely happy that L.O.V.E. has been a part of this so special and so meaningful mission and I hope that L.O.V.E. will have more times and more chances to join and to do as many more Medical Missions like this as possible in the near future; but before that can happen, L.O.V.E. really needs your support in both prayers and finances.

Waiting to be called

Old and very ill person are the first priority to be served

L.O.V.E’s worker and volunteer in charge of packing the medicine

Receiving medical check up, advice and encouragement from nurses and doctors

Happily receive their medication and a bag of gifts before leaving

 

 Please Sponsor Me!

My name is

Le Viet Hoang

Area

Cam Le, Da Nang

Birthday

April 29, 2005

Gender

Male

School Level

5th grade

School achievement

Good

Favorite Subject

Math

Favorite Pastime

Football

Number of Siblings

1

Father's Occupation

Unemployed

Mother's Occupation

Seafood process worker

Family’s income

$150

Children in school

2

Total in the Home

4


About me: I am a 5th grader of Dien Hong Elementary School. I am too young to do anything to help my family in term of finance. My father has had intestine cancer for years so he could not do anything, and he always needs money from family to pay for his long treatment. My mother is the main worker in our family, she is a seafood worker and her monthly income is not stable. In addition, her spinal column diseases keep hurting her very often so in some days of the month, she stays at home. Our family is in the list of poor households of the local government.

Family members:

·       Le Van Anh (1969) – Father

·       Dang Thi Huynh Duyen (1973) – Mother

·       Le Dang Hoang Diem (2000) – older sister – 10th grader


LOVE’s note: A family sponsorship is highly recommended.

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

(Prov 31:8-9 NIV)  "Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy."

(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 are interested in sponsoring a child, please check the information by clicking on children or contact Reggie.

Contact LOVE

Sponsor a child

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

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Make checks out to

"Love Of Vietnam Expressed"

and mail to: 

Love Of Vietnam Expressed 

c/o 406 Murphy St.

Blacksburg, VA 24060

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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: Nha Ca, Reggie, Dong, Phuong, Tham, and in front, Hong; not pictured is Tho Tho

Left to right:  Anna, Reggie, Chi & Hannah

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