In the Sunday evening of February 23, 2014, the expert, Thinh Phuc Pham, discussed on the topic of "Social Networks within Facebook" at the Counseling Center Bridge To Happiness in the parish Bui Phat belong to Third District with the preliminary introduction of Nun Anh Sao – who had been in charge the youth group of all young children in the parish.
Mr. Bob and Mrs. Betsy along with the OBV Mother, Uncles, and Aunts
Bob and Betsy are parishioners in Father Thong's parish as well as the benefactors of One Body Village organization. During their visit to Vietnam this time, the two had the opportunity to meet with the children at the OBV house in Vietnam. Notified ahead that the couples will dock at Phu My port, the OBV organization in Vietnam had planned a welcoming ceremony. When their driver drove them to the wrong address a few days ago, the program was messed up. Nevertheless, the organization managed quickly to meet them far from the original location ... 120km.
The OBV Vietnam family welcomes Mr. Dinh Binh Tran and Mrs. Thu Lan Tran, a married couple from Australia, who recently stopped by the OBV Vietnam office. We learned that they reserved 10 days of their trip to Vietnam to live and interact with the children of the OBV Vietnam house.
They have many years of experience in the information technology sector and much experience with raising their own wonderful family.
At this joyous time of Lunar New Year of the Horse, we would like to express our sincere appreciation to our beloved benefactors, partners and volunteers.
Thanks to supporters like you, 2013 was a very successful year for OBV: We were able to exceed our goals and expand our services to combat child sex trafficking because of the generosity and commitment of people like you.
In addition to paying off one of the OBV houses in Vietnam, we are currently helping 140 children affected by sex trafficking in 4 countries: 17 in Cambodia, 5 in Laos, 59 in Singapore, and 62 in Vietnam.
We wish you a new year filled with HOPE and PROSPERITY.
One Body Village
Nhân dịp Tết Giáp Ngọ, chúng tôi xin chân thành tri ân quý vị ân nhân, các cộng tác viên, và thiện nguyện viên.
Chính nhờ sự hỗ trợ của quý vị, năm 2013 quả thật là một năm thành công mỹ mãn cho gia đình Một Thân Hình: Nhờ lòng quảng đại của quý vị, chúng tôi đã có thể vượt quá chỉ tiêu trong năm và mở rộng thêm những dịch vụ trợ giúp các trẻ em là nạn nhân của tệ nạn buôn bán / nô lệ tình dục.
Ngoài việc giúp chúng tôi đủ tiền để mua một ngôi nhà cho các em ở Việt Nam, chúng tôi hiện đang giúp đỡ 140 em tại 4 quốc gia: 17 em ở Cambodia, 5 em ở Lào, 59 em ở Singapore, và 62 em ở Việt Nam.
Chúng tôi kính chúc quý vị một năm mới AN KHANG THỊNH VƯỢNG.
Gia Đình Một Thân Hình
To learn about the course, many attendees left home to the missionary station to attend Mass and the training of "Parenting Skills" at 4 AM on Sunday.
"To meet again", our group departed for the "Parenting Skills" training camp. The destination is Long Xuan Thoi, Can Tho - a missionary station. This trip was very special for me. Before I went, I was informed that people at the travel site are very poor with very limited literacy. After interacting with the local people, my mind had opened to experience a lot more things. In my opinion, local people are not "poor", even "very rich" on the other.
In the morning of Jan 21, 2014, the OBV (Open Body Village) office in Vietnam has welcomed Dr. An Duy Nguyen - President of the Organization - and his wife coming to visit and present the Chinese New Year gifts to all local staffs.
On the occasion, Dr. An Duy Nguyen also had a social meeting with Dr. John and Dr. Thuy Dan's spouse before they boarded the flight to Hanoi to continue their Mission trip in Vietnam.
From the introduction of Jesse - Doctor Thuy's husband - OBV Vietnam has a chance to meet Jesse's friends (classmates) from America.
After knowing Jesse has collaborated with OBV, they would like to visit to know more about OBV organization.
Received the news that Ms. Maria, grandmother of Ms. Ngo Thi Quynh Anh (employee of OBV at Vietnam), has recently passed away on the evening of December 12, 2013.
The passing of Ms. Maria is a loss that nothing can replace to the entire family, especially to the family of Ms. Quynh Anh.
The entire of the Board, employees, and collaborators of OBV would like to send to the family as well as the family of Ms. Quynh Anh our deepest and sincerest sympathy.
We are praying that Ms. Maria's soul will soon be touched by God.
Leaving Soc Trang, we headed to Phu Thu, Cai Rang District, Can Tho city to continue "parenting skills" training workshop.
Coincidentally, when we came, the local town also implemented Decree 704 - project of "Educating 5 million mothers to be good parents" in year 2010-2015. So many people had come.
Two day of parenting skill training on Dec 9th and 10th, 2014 at Dai Ngai, Long Phu district, Soc Trang province has been ended with the love of group memebers and attendees.
We were impressed upon arrival by the walm and attentive welcome of local staff, the full participation, punctuality and enthusiasm of the attendees. They attended this traing program not only for their own knowledge, but they also want to share them to other families in their local town and villages.
There has always been two Nuns in our House for years, one is called Mom and other is called Aunt. Today, both of them get promoted together.
Promotion – everyone looks forward to it. However, both of the Nuns are not looking forward to that.
As if becoming the Superior of the Congregation, the Mother Nun cannot stay with the OBV (One Body Village) in Vietnam anymore and the OBV children will be lonely of "losing" mom.
Got the invitation from the chair of Women Union in Long Phu district - Soc Trang, OBV Vietnam has organized parenting skill courses at Dai Ngai.
Through that training, OBV Vietnam hopes that the attendees - also trainers - will impart the knowlegde received from those courses to other families; with the purposes of working together to bring happiness to each family, to prevent evils happen to their children, especially trafficking and child sex slavery.