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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.

February 2020

WORLD IN PRAYER

Praying for the world means, first of all, being aware of what’s happening in international news. It means sharing in God’s loving compassion for all. It means praying week in and week out, when the news is full of great joy and devastating sorrow, boringly ordinary or startlingly unexpected. It means stretching ourselves to pray with love and respect for those we hate, and those we merely dismiss. It means being honest enough to admit that we often want call God to account in times of great evil or disaster – and even honest enough to whine on the days when we just don’t feel like praying. It means taking the risk of making mistakes (and yes, we’ve made them), and trusting that God will honor our longing for all to be well with every single nation, every single person, even when our words come out all wrong.

I wonder how many are thinking about a Lunar New Year 2020’s celebration or are you listening to the world’s bleak reports about Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) a hot topic among people on the world now. Many are afraid. Most have never been exposed to the idea of a virus spreading and killing outside of the world of Zombie apocalypse movies and video games. But the coronavirus is real...and dangerous.

The number of coronavirus cases worldwide has has surpassed the 8,098 people who were sickened by SARS in the 2003 outbreak. Currently, there are nearly 50,000 confirmed cases, with the death toll rising to more than 1200 and at least 80 victims have been confirmed dead and more than 2600 infected every day.

You can monitor the situation of the epidemic at the World Health Organzation website:   https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports/

In the Vietnam, there are 13 confirmed cases until now and the number may increase rapidly in the future. Facing the severity of this epidemic, all schools in Vietnam are closed for 2 weeks after Tet holiday to protect students and to spray preventive diseases. L.O.V.E have also encouraged all of our sponsored children to refrain from crowding to avoid getting sick during this epidemic season.

WE invite you to join with us in your prayers at your homes, your Churches or at your work places…to experience praying for the world as an active, creative, life-giving response to even the worst international news

(Specifically now for the Coronavirus (2019 – nCoV) we have just mentioned above)

Why should Christians be concerned about the Coronavirus?

There are several reasons Christians should be concerned about the coronavirus, and for those who are suffering from the disease. But the primary reason, as the apostle Paul tells us, is that we should “weep with those who weep” (Rom. 12:15) and that we “comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God” (2 Cor. 1:4).

As a pastor of a church in Wuhan recently said in an open letter to fellow believers, “If you do not feel a responsibility to pray, ask the Lord for a loving soul, an earnestly prayerful heart; if you are not crying, ask the Lord for tears. Because we surely know that only through the hope of the Lord’s mercy will Wuhan be saved.”

 

Here are 3 prayers we can pray from Behind the Coronavirus Curtain:

1. Pray that we will walk with faith and wisdom.

Pray for us – Church of Christ, as we fight against anxiety from an outbreak of global concern and walk the line between faith and wisdom. Pray that we don’t lose sight that God is our help and our refuge, and he himself is untouched by disease (Psalm. 91).

Pray that even if we experience the worst imaginable outcome—that we ourselves or someone we love gets nCoV—that Christ would remain our sure and steady anchor. Pray we’d trust God and not waver in faith.

Christians in China, whether national or foreign, will make their own decisions during this time, but pray none of us would be driven by fear. May we be full of faith and godly wisdom instead.

2. Pray for healing and safety.

Pray that those who have the virus will be healed, and that its spread would slow and be soon eradicated.

Pray that the government agencies would have wisdom and skill in containing the epidemic, and that doctors and nurses would be energized for their work.

Pray for scientists and biomedical engineers scrambling to invent a way to cure and immunize against this new virus.

3. Pray for gospel opportunities.

Pray for Chinese Christians, pastors, foreign missionaries, business people, and educators who remain in China to have open doors for gospel conversations in light of this crisis.

Ask God to make the compassion and unity of his church adorn the gospel in these dark days.

Pray that Christians’ faith and hope would give platforms for speaking of Christ.

Pray that the resolve and sacrifice of missionaries would pave a way for fruitful ministry.

 

The

2020 Vietnamese Lunar New Year kicks-off the Year of the Rat according to the Chinese zodiac. This Lunar New Year’s celebration falls on Saturday, January 25, and lasts for a week of festivities, ending on Saturday, Feb 1.

 

As an official public holiday,

LOVEs staff received 7 days of absence from work,

from January 24 to 30.

 

Awesome!

That’s exactly what our God is. We have never had so much to do in such a short time. Christmas and New Year is hardly over when Tet comes. And never have so many of you who support so much. Not only the large number of you who sent Christmas gifts (or send money for gifts), humanitarian mission donations, but almost as many sent money to put in red lucky money envelopes for the children on Vietnamese Tet.

Below are a few of the children who received lucky money for buying new clothes. Others received money in lucky money envelopes to buy items close to their homes. They all were grateful to receive joy and blessing from you.

Now, let's see what style of clothes that our boys and girls chose for Tet

Yes, of course, our girls would choose pretty dresses,

and boys would choose jeans, with shirts or t-shirts.

Some of our nice sponsors even gave lucky money to the children’s siblings and family

More than 230 gifts were sent by sponsors to children in January and most of Tet gifts came from G4kids. Since our patrons knew the meaning of Tet holidays that best epitomizes Vietnam's cultural identity, to Vietnamese children, they have never missed the Tet gifts to their sponsored children

 THANK YOU

 

The 1st visit in the New year 2020

We were happy to welcome a sponsor from Germany in the early days of the new year. That was Ms.Patricia. She met her sponsored children Quoc My, Quoc Thien and their mother on a sunny afternoon and they spent short time talking together at LOVE’s office. Then, they had a joyful time doing shopping and have some snacks in a supermarket. More nice time and beautiful pictures were taken at Asia Park and they took a ride on Sun Wheel also. The end of the wonderful time was dinner at a nice restaurant in the park where they could express the last feelings and say goodbye to each other.

 

 

 

On occasion of New Year 2020, L.O.V.E was happily visited by representatives of the Districts and Communes, where we have provided sponsorship to their poorest children, and from Da Nang Street Children Program - our partner in Vietnam. Below are some of pictures

Notice to all donors to L.O.V.E in 2019: annual tax receipts were sent out. If you need one and did not get yours please contact HaMi Also it is important to notify us when you change your email address and to keep all of LOVE email addresses in your address book.  

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:

Tran Phan Nhu Nguyet

Area:

Dai Loc, Quang Nam

Birthday:

November 13, 2011

Gender:

Female

School Level:

4

School Achievement:

Average

Favorite subject:

Math

Favorite Pastime:

Skipping rope

Number of Siblings:

1

Mother's Occupation:

Sewing worker

Family Income/mo.:

$155

# Children in School:

2

# Living in the Home:

4


About me: My parents have been separated for years and my father does not support anything for three of us including money to raise two of us. I and my little brother are living with my mother and grandma. My mother is a sewing worker but her eyes have turned to be weaker years after years so her earning is truly low and unstable, and we don’t know how long she will be able to work. Thus, our grandma must assist my mother in taking care of us in both physical and financial, but frankly my grandma is old and suffering a very weak health. She sells the very vegetables that she cuts from her garden whenever she feels well, and she also uses the money given by her children sometimes to raise three of us. Over the years, I and my brother haven’t had any single chance to take extra classes as well as having a good nutrition. I wish to become a designer when I graduate from university. I hope and pray to receive a sponsorship so things will turn to be better for my poor family.

Family members:

·         Nguyen Thị Lanh (1952) – Grandma

·         Pham Thị Dieu Huong (1973) – Mother

·         Tran Dai Thong (2012) – Brother – 2nd grade

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."

Contact LOVE

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

 

Reggie & Bảo Chi

w/ Hannah & Anna

and staff

Left to right: Phuong, Nha Ca, Tho Tho,
Ha Mi, and Hong (front row)  

Left to right:  Anna, Reggie,
Chi & Hannah

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