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Fundraiser / Awareness Events

Sunday, 29 October 2017 21:49

Reaching Out to Children of Misfortune

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Summer in San Diego arrived earlier than usual this year. It was already sunny at the beginning of July. While people prepared for their July 4th celebrations, the choir of Manificat Of Good Shepherd parish in San Diego was in full swing organizing an event to talk about the evils behind trafficking of girls into sexual slavery happening in Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia.

Only two members of the choir had met Fr. Martino Nguyen Ba Thong, however everyone else was well aware of the work he had been doing to rescue girls from sex slavery. There were enthusiastic to lend a hand to support such a cause.

Sunday, 30 October 2016 00:16

The Party Of love

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It's been a long time since I had a Saturday morning at home alone, a calm and peaceful time. I opened the window to let the fresh air rush in, turning my face to enjoy the stimulating feeling of a crisp cold morning. In the distance, autumn has already started to color the row of trees with its different shades, from gentle to brilliant, glorious yet dreamy, forming a lovely and melancholic scenery.

How many plans do I have for this morning? First of all, I need to save some time for myself and my family. Sewing some warm house clothes for mom? Or making bún bò Huế, dad's favorite dish, and inviting him over? Or maybe being home today is my chance to teach my 11 year old boy how to cook, clean, and do laundry, because he still hasn't learned to do any housework, big as he is, and if I do not teach him now to be useful to others, it'll be too late later.

Saturday, 06 August 2016 06:24

Minnesota - Twin Cities awareness dinner

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Sunday, 9/20/2009

5:00 A.M.

The church bell rang (the alarm bell was set as the church bell sound). I got up but my mind was still confused. We would have priest Thong come to Minnesota and talk about human trafficking which sends Vietnamese children into sex slavery in Cambodia.
When I came into the bathroom, Ai Huu was making up, getting ready for the Mass in the morning.

6:00 A.M.

Both of us came into Church of St. Alphonsus for the Mass on 7:00 A.M. We stood on our knees and prayed. I wondered what Ai Huu was talking to God and Mother Mary. I was thinking of Priest Thong's talk in the evening, wondering if it would be successful. Only 169 tickets were sold. Worrying, I tried to concentrate to pray. I talked to Mother Mary and God, begged them to help us celebrate a successful event. I didn't forget to pray with the Holy Spirit to be with us in our work for the best results.

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Pharmacist, MC, Singer – three works combine in one girl named Huyen Ny – a talented, beautiful Vietnamese girl. She is a representative for successful Vietnamese women living overseas.
When attending the fundraising event held by One Body Village at Seattle, she decided to be a voice for OBV's children, those who are the victims of child sex exploitation and traffickingin order to make OBV more well-known.
Let us share with you Huyen Ny's thoughts:


The program began just before sunset

The "Trả Em Tuổi Thơ" gala in Melbourne in the presence of 750 participants from the Vietnamese community. The large turnout was the result of the Vietnamese patriots in Melbourne to lend OBV a hand to help children who are victims of sexual exploitation in Southeast Asia - especially Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Singapore.

This is the largest fundraising event to date that even the event organizers were also surprised and touched.

(OBV - Ms Anne Doan and the two men who organized the fundraising for OBV in Brisbane, Australia are Buddhist! Thanks God and Thanks the three of you)

1 am ... 11/16/14 after finishing the evening fundraising for OneBodyVillage, we returned home and listened to Father Nguyen Ba Thong shared about the OBV children's lives. Although everyone was very tired due to lack of sleep and meal for the past few days busy running the fundraising... But everyone tried to fight off the urge to fall asleep and kept listening to the tragic stories of the unfortunate OBV children ....

Friday, 20 November 2015 00:00

A talk in Lao Cai


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We started the first workshop on skill in preventing sex abuses at Lao Cai church.

4:00PM on Nov. 14, the day of the event "Give Back the Innocence", Phat, a member of the event committee announced: "The committee has been flooded with calls for reservations. Over a hundred people expressed the desire to attend the event but we had to turn them down as the event was sold-out."

Friday, 27 December 2013 18:00

Emory Emviet Concert

The night was cold, but everyone's heart was warm with love for the children. I could feel the excitement in the air and it continued to build as the show progressed. There was everything from singing to dancing. I was so impressed by how organized they were, and the wide array of talents. I was also touched knowing that everyone's heart and soul was poured into this benefit concert all for the love of our children.

Awareness Dinner
San Jose will be the home to One Body Village’s  fundraising event to aid children sold into sex slavery. Please come support the fundraising event on March 10th, enjoy great food and entertainment by top artists, and most important of all, be a part of a life changing organization.   
If you’d like to contribute or lend a helping hand, please contact: Nhung Nguyen at:   408-569-0223. 
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