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Love Of Vietnam Expressed

 Helping the Poor & Needy

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.

January 2019

On December 16, three representatives from L.O.V.E made a humanitarian mission trip to a remote mountainous village of a minority tribe, namely Virongheo of Kontum province, which is located in the central highlands of Vietnam. This is also the hometown of our former sponsored student, A Luong.  L.O.V.E’s team spent a night on sleeping bus before arriving at the province centre. It took us over two hours on motorbikes to travel to the village but before that, we had to cross bumpy, foggy and slippery roads, forests, mountains and of course, under rain and cold. We spent two days and one night in the village, but due to the rain and the cold, we were mostly staying near kitchen and fire. This did warm us up and help us understand the life of the people and the village better. On Sunday morning, we were happy to attend the worship with the congregation here. Miss My Dong, the director, had a chance to introduce about L.O.V.E organization, why we were here and what we could do for the poor students of the village if they study in Da Nang city where L.O.V.E’s office is. We then delievered 63 gifts including instant noodles, fish sauce, and an envolope of cash to the villagers. Noted that due to the far distance from the village to the town and the shipping fee, we didn’t have a better choice for the stuff we ordered. We also made and brought with us 70 children's Christmas gifts to be given out to the children on Christmas Day. Delivering and seeing the smiles on the villagers’ faces when they received the gifts, we were very happy and knew for sure that we were receiving our own presents of Christmas. In the future, we wish to do more such Humantarian Missions on the occasion of Christmas, we want to bring the spirit of Christmas which is love and give to many more poor areas and villages. Below are some pictures of our two-day mission.

Getting ready to travel to the village from the province centre Roads cross forests and mountains
Virongheo village A Luong’s family Sitting by kitchen and fire LOVE’s staff was nicely treated by the church leader’s family.
Group picture with the congregation Group pictures of villagers with church leader and Miss My Dong
The villagers received the gifts from L.O.V.E.
  As mentioned in December newsletter, the rainy season support is split into 2 parts. In November, over 150 families received the gifts and this month we continued to do the same for over 80 families sponsored by Americans and Asians.    

If Thanksgiving is the holiday of thanks, Christmas is the season of love. Christmas is supposed to be a time to merrily unite with the loved ones. For our college students who study and live far away from home, LOVE's student houses are like their second family. We were, therefore, delighted to host a Christmas Party for all of them in a nice steak restaurant on Friday, December 21, 2018.

It was blessed to see so many students in 10 houses gather together at this event! It's a great way to kick off the Christmas season. They had time to introduce members of each house to the others, talk and share, play games and exchange gifts. The students were eager, happy, and full of energy. Their laughter brought us a big joy and a good inspiration for more students’ activities in the future. Here are some pictures of the evening.

In front of restaurant Ice breaker games More games
Miss My Dong gave a small talk  Time for gift exchange 
The food was so delicious that all of them did really enjoy it. Many of students from countryside even shared that was their first time to eat such Western food. 
Esther house with Nha Ca and Tho Tho  Daniel house  Group picture 

Another one before saying good-bye


L.O.V.E.’s staff indeed had a fully busy December when we organized many activities for needy children, college students and poor families. Apart from what mentioned above, we prepared nearly 300 Christmas gifts (cookies and candies), nicely wrapped and tied by red ribbon with Christmas tag. The number of 300 gifts were shared among sponsored children, children in the village in Kontum and children in the neighborhood of our office. After all, we truly did collect a bunch of smiles! We send many thanks to donors and we hope more of you will stand by us in the new year to come.


Volunteers came to help us.

Beautiful packets are ready!

A cute little girl with gift 
Sponsored children and children in neighborhood with LOVE’s staff

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

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