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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.

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 Helping the Poor & Needy

www.loveofvn.org

Official Newsletter of L.O.V.E.

May 2016

Haixiong (from Singapore) has a day out with his sponsored children

Happy days like never before - maybe once in these children’s lifetime.

Crazy driver

Bumper cars

Haixiong, his sponsored children & parents

April Humanitarian Mission provided by Haixiong

On April 8, 2016, a Humanitarian Mission was organized for the needy residents at Dien Phong, Dien Ban, Quang Nam. The background is that my grandmother passed away and she left the family some money. Nothing more meaningful than to help those in need. I am very glad to be part of this mission, together with the good folks and volunteers from L.O.V.E. We arrived at Phu Lanh Church after a 40 minutes motorbike ride from L.O.V.E’s office, Da Nang City. We met with the pastor, had a short chat, and started to prepare the items for the residents. By this time, a number of residents had turned up at the church waiting patiently. This mission will provide 60 sets of items including a 10kg rice, a packet of salt, biscuit, a bottle of fish sauce, and a blanket.  Once we were ready, the pastor addressed the residents. The residents then lined up to collect the items. We helped with the distribution and some went the extra mile bringing the items to their motorbikes/bicycles. We received many thanks from the residents. Although I couldn’t understand Vietnamese, I could sense their gratitude in their voices and handshakes. It is comforting to know that these items will provide some relieve to them. Special thanks to Phuong as he did many of the liaising work between all parties. Appreciate the volunteers who gave up their personal time selflessly for this good cause and to all at L.O.V.E for the back-end work. Thank you for the experiences.

A Singapore Friend, Haixiong

 

 

Haixiong, local volunteer, Meredith (a volunteer from the USA), and Tho (LOVE staff)

Haixiong with bags of rice and other gift for the poor and elderly

Haixiong is helping an elderly man with his gifts

Leaving the church where goods were given out.

The Team, Haixiong, local and foreign volunteers, and LOVE staff

Many happy smiles

Gifts and letters to the children in April

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.

Phuong Thao’s birthday party

Ksor Ri’s cash gift

Thuy Ngan - birthday gift

Duong and Thuong, two orphaned brothers with extra cash gift

Le Thi Nguyen and her twin sister with letter and pictures from sponsor

Meredith with Vo Thi Thuy Ha, her parent’s sponsored student, with a new bike that is need to ride to college classes

Haixiong treats his sponsored student to a meal.

Christy Ly (from Texas), her traveling companions and her sponsored children

Meredith Potter takes part of her vacation to volunteer with LOVE

Esther house, one of several student houses Meredith visited

Meredith donated money to provide a special lunch for the children in children’s home Family 4

Here the children make bead bracelets, rings, and necklaces

Above, Meredith teaches children in Family 3 with pizza as a finishing touch

 

Please Sponsor me!

Name:

Tran Thi Thao Dung

Area:

Tam Ky, Q. Nam

Birthday:

Oct 29, 2009

Gender:

Female

School Level:

1

School Achievement:

Above Average

Favorite subject:

Math

Favorite Pastime:

Dancing

Number of Siblings:

0

Father's Occupation:

Died

Mother's Occupation:

Mental illness

Family Income/mo.:

$17

# Children in School:

1

# Living in the Home:

3


About me: My name is Dung, I’m in grade 1 and now living with my grandparents. My grandfather is 77 years old and my grandmother is 74. Both of them are old so they can do nothing else besides farming on their small piece of land, but unluckily over the last two years, the crops failed. About my parents, my father died a couple of years ago, my mother has mental illness and she was taken back to her hometown in Ninh Binh Province, in the north of Vietnam, so she can receive a better treatment by her family. They asked my grandparents to take care of me. We are on the list of poor household, monthly we receive about $17 from the ward and we totally rely on this amount of money to survive. I hope to receive some kind of help.

Family members:

      Tran Ngoc Dang (1939) – Grandfather

      Huynh Thi Luan (1942) – Grandmother


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

Our Children, Our Labor of Love

Well, it is that time again. Every month we meet with each child or family member. We try to visit in the home at least once a year. Then every two years we require every child to redo their application. This application also requires the approval, signature and stamp of approval from their local government as to their need of assistance.

We are in the process of visiting all the homes of our children (nearly 300). Giving (in April) and collecting new applications. In June, we will collect all children’s school report cards. Then we make a list of text books and school uniforms each of our children need for next school year. Meanwhile, continuing to visit each child’s home.

In July, we continue visiting homes and will give text books and uniforms to each child and in family sponsorships, for each sibling in school. That will be over 300 children. All children will start school in August.

In July and August, we usually give applications of new children which we will visit, evaluate their needs, and decide if they are needy and introduce them to our program. If accepted, we will make a profile for each child and put on our web site for you, our supporters, and for future supporters.

This is how you can help: maybe you cannot financially sponsor a child (or another child), but you can pray for each child to find a sponsor. You can also share the need for sponsors. And also pray for the mission of LOVE, its staff and Board of Directors.

(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."

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

Contact LOVE

Sponsor a child

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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

Left to right:  Anna, Reggie, Chi & Hannah

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