Students, young people from the region and the parish came from four corners of the earth, but were quickly joined together for they shared the same passion and zeal for life through lively games as well as discussion topics.
Today, Fr. Martino, Mother Ngoc, OBV VN staff, and the staff of '5 Thang 2' and 'SPA Thien Y' left the office at 4AM to attend the wedding of an OBV child in Ninh Thuan. Therefore, aunts Thom and Thuy joined the OBV Cambodia staff and the Mission Trip 2015 pariticipants took the children to an outing at Dam Sen Water Park from morning till afternoon.
Every year around January, a Mission trip takes place under the guidance of Father Martino. This year is no exception. The trip took place with much anticipation and enthusiasm from the participants. All participants must have had the heart to love to be able to set aside all their personal plans to participate in this trip.
First day: Everyone gathered to listen, observe, and get a sense for the works of the mission that OBV is pursuing, and complete the required paper work; followed by the introduction, reviewing the agenda and the engagement rules for the trip.
Fr. Martino leading the prayer before speaking about OBV for the Bishop, fathers, teachers, and seminarians at St. Joseph seminary - Xuan Loc.
Meeting Anderson, from SUKA, a non-profit organization in Malaysia
OBV will work with SUKA to provide translation for victims from Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, creating profiles, and rehab those who are within OBV mission
This time, we visited Malaysia!
Another free morning and afternoon for our group to visit Central Market and Chinatown while the OBV directors conduct their business meeting!
Today we spent the day with Cha Tuan in Can Tho at his "Trai Tam Than" for the mentally unwell. We cooked lunch for the people who live there and learned about Cha Tuan's honorable work. He lives with them, feeds them, teaches them life skills, gives them medicine, and above all, he gives them the love, dignity, and respect when family and society has rejected them.
Happy birthday Father Martino! The kids sang and have him two cakes. How special!
The Angel God sends to obv family- Her name is Angela - A Ped Nurse from Calvery, Canada