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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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Official Newsletter of L.O.V.E.

November 2019

 

What “Thanksgiving” means in the Bible

Several Greek and Hebrew words are translated “thanks” and “thanksgiving” in the Bible, but here is the big one:

“Yadah”

(To praise and worship with extended hand!)

This is the main word for thanks in the Old Testament. The concept of thanks comes up 102 times in the Old Testament, and this word is used 72 of those times. Here’s the definition:

Acknowledging what is right about God in praise and thanksgiving. It can also mean a right acknowledgment of self before God in confessing sin

One thing I love about the Hebrew definition of thanks: it’s totally tied to who God is. The more we learn about God, the more we should praise and glorify Him.

- Give thanks (yadah) to the Lord, for his loving-kindness is everlasting. (2Chr 20:21)

- So I will bless thee as long as I live; I will (yadah) lift up my hands in thy name. (Ps. 63:1)

- Oh that men would praise (yadah) the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men. (Ps 107:15)

Bible repeatedly calls us to give thanks to the Lord for two things: His loving kindness, and for his miracles among men. This isn’t just a polite “thanks” for when something good happens. This is an outpouring of praise to God for who he is and what he has done.

How do we show “Thanksgiving” to God?

In addition to the praise and thanks we give to God, I believe that one of the most profound ways in which we can truly give thanksgiving to God is through SERVING HIM BY SERVING OTHERS. He told us that: “Inasmuch as ye have  done it unto one of the least of these my brethren,

ye have done it unto me” .

Thus, we know that to give thanksgiving to God we can serve Him, and to serve Him all we need to do is serve others. It is so simple. All it takes is a little planning and personal sacrifice and even then many opportunities to serve our fellowmen will arise when the Lord knows we are willing and seeking to serve each other.

Thank You God For Blessing Us Much More

Than We Deserve 

 

God has provided us opportunity!

For this Christmas, we really feel challenged by God to reach out to 2 poor and remote communities in two different provinces which are located near DaNang city. The two pastors contacted us and asked the help for the church and poor people who have lately suffered from heavy storms and severe floods.

After surveying and discussing the needs we estimate that there are at least 200 poor families definitely need our help. L.O.V.E’s staffs have decided to do the mission for these 2 needy areas in the middle of December, close to Christmas’s time, a time of giving and sharing the joy. We of course do need help from supporters and sponsors so that many more and meaningful things are added to the 200 gifts. We would like to raise at least $3,000. That is 100 people donating $30 each. If you can help, please make a donation to LOVE for any amount of money according to your will via PayPal or check and named it for “Humanitarian Mission”.

EXTRA BLESSING

A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.

(Proverbs 11:25 NIV)

Xuan Anh

Minh Phuc

Tra Linh

Lets together with their kind sponsors say to these cute little children, Happy birthday.

A household basket is indeed a helpful and loving gift in this rainy stormy season

 

LOVE/G4kids gave an additional support which helped the freshmen pay their initial college fee at the beginning of a new school-year.

From left to right – Phuoc An , Thu Thuong, Thi Nga and Hoai Thuong.

 

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.

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!

Name:

Nguyen Thi Hong Ngoc

Area:

Hoa Vang, Danang

Birthday:

March 4, 2011

Gender:

Female

School Level:

3

School Achievement:

Good

Favorite subject:

Vietnamese

Favorite Pastime:

Skipping rope

Number of Siblings:

2

Father's Occupation:

Unemployment

Mother's Occupation:

Cleaner

Family Income/mo.:

$150

# Children in School:

2

# Living in the Home:

5


About me: My father had a traffic accident 7 years ago. So he’s lost his laboring capacity since then. He only can help my mother with household chores and my grandma with light work in a vegetable garden nearby.  My mother works as a cleaner for a company, but her income is low. I have an older brother who is in grade 5 and just had his heart operated. Now he is taking medicine.  My youngest sibling is just 1 year old. As for me, I am in grade 3. It is always hard for my mother to allow my brother and me to be at extra classes and at school as well and to cover all expenses of the family. I do hope to receive some help from you in order that I will have chances to complete my education successfully.

 

Family members:

  • Nguyen Hong Tam (1980) – Father

  • Le Thi Hong Trang (1987) – Mother

  • Nguyen Hong Huy (2009) – Brother – 5th grader

  • Nguyen Hong Khoa (2018) - Brother

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

  

Christmas Needs

L.O.V.E needs your prayers and donations for Humanitarian trip in mountainous districts of Quang Ngai and Quang Tri Province. We has prayed to bring warm clothes, blankets and food to approximately 200 poor families and hold a Christmas Party with gifts for nearly 100 poor children there. If you're interested in making a donation towards poor families ($20/1 basket) and children ($10 each), please make your tax deductible ministry gift to "Love Of Vietnam Expressed" and send it to the address below.  Make sure you write on the memo of the check " Families " or " Children"

With only a gift of:

$20 (help with a basket for 1 poor family or 2 gifts for children),

$40 (2 poor families or 4 children),

$200 (10 poor families or 20 children)

    

Some photos of childrens there

 

You can help us purchase more gifts for the poor families and children who are waiting to receive joy and helpful gift in Christmas season.  The happiness perceived in the eyes of these poor is the greatest joy you can give. By providing them with a household basket and a Christmas gift you are ensuring to share them about God’s love and giving them hope for a brighter future.

 

(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."

Contact LOVE

Sponsor a child

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

Support L.O.V.E. every time you shop at Amazon.

To begin, visit & bookmark http://smile.amazon.com/ch/59-3742725.*

Sign in with your Amazon user name & password, or create an account,
and choose
Love O
f Vietnam Expressed as your charity.

Tax - Deductible Ministry Gifts

Donate online or by mail or billpay.

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

 

Reggie & Bảo Chi

w/ Hannah & Anna

and staff

Left to right: Dong and Hong (front row),
Nha Ca, Tho Tho, Phuong (back row)

Left to right:  Anna, Reggie,
Chi & Hannah

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