We are happy to report that through God’s blessings, and you lending your voice and hands, we are stronger than ever and are on our way back to Cambodia
Altanta, GA Christmas 2011
To all our supporters and benefactors,
We at One Body Village are extremely blessed by your continued support over the past year. We cannot exist without you and, on behalf of our children, are sincerely grateful from the bottom of our hearts. We are happy to report that through God’s blessings, and you lending your voice and hands, we are stronger than ever and are on our way back to Cambodia. Our regional director, Mrs. Hong Duong, has written a report regarding the year 2011 – you can visit our website www.onebodyvillage.org for further details. (Please click here)
Photo illustration. Chinese police have busted two huge child trafficking rings
Chinese police have busted two huge child trafficking rings that spanned 10 provinces, arresting more than 600 suspects and rescuing 178 children, the government said Wednesday.
Dear Mrs. Duong Thuy Hong,
On behalf of OBV's Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers, I would like to express my deepest condolences to you on your recent loss. Although I do not know your grandfather well, through you, I can envision how great a person he must be. Loosing a loved one can be extremely difficult to deal with and no comfort is quite sufficient to replace the loss. I wanted to let you know that I and everyone else within OBV are thinking of you and praying for the soul of Mr. Joseph to soon be united with Christ in His Heavenly Kingdom.
With profound sympathy,
Nga Vu, MD
One Body Village
Be Their Voice
Your voice, my voice, our voice are the voices for the voiceless! We, One Body Village, is grateful for all people who has helped us to be the voice for these Sex Slaved Children! We especially thank the young people in Wichita, KS, we cannot do it without your hands and your voice! Thank you for “BE A VOICE – and LEND a HAND – YOU are MAKING THE DIFFERENCE!”.
The Vietnamese refugees have built a new heritage for the next generation within the United States.
In the Southern of California, the Vietnamese population has grown rapidly throughout the years, especially the Little Saigon area. However, behind the Vietnamese successful achievement, one should take a moment to ponder the situation of those stayed in Vietnam. That Saturday 7th May, 2011 was a meaningful day to me, who explored Little Saigon as a tour guide for the first time, and has discovered the meaning of being Vietnamese abroad.
Verlinda Vu - Miss Vietnam Washington 2010 -2011
My name is Verlinda Vu and I am currently a second-year nursing undergraduate at Seattle University , and I am an active supporter and advocate for One Body Village.
It's has been 2 months since we celebrated "Stop Child Slavery T-shirt Contest", we have received 48 designs from all over sent. There were many designs conveyed the message "Stop Child Sex Slavery" strongly; some designs were gently but not less meaningful.
Dear friends, it is me, your friend and priest – Father Martino (AKA cha Thong),
Though I am very tired, I cannot sleep because, I am hyped up! I am still living in my “dream!” Dr. Nga Vu (OBV’s chair) and I arrived in Toronto this afternoon for an awareness event to be the voice for the Children Sold into Sex Slavery! We expected to have a crowd of 100 people!
Office of the President,
August 23rd, 2010
Thank you anonymous donors,
This past Sunday, August 22nd 2010, Father Martino, received a “surprised” phone call from a “face book” friend! The friend and his wife know about our “Stop Child Sex Slavery” T-shirt contest and want to help! Since they are gifted with designs, they want to be the sponsor for the contest price! Thank you!
On behalf of OBV and all the children we searve, I personally thank all of you for voting for OBV - though we did not lose - we did not win either! We are 200 vote short of getting $20,000.00! We will do better next year!
Blessings and peace
Christmas 2009 and New Year’s 2010
Our dearest friends and benefactors,
On behalf of One Body Village as well as our young orphaned and sexually abused children, we would like to wish all of you a blessed Christmas and a happy New Year with your loved ones. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for joining us in our mission to better the lives of these children; offering them hope for the future.
As this wonderful season of joy approaches, this letter most likely finds you excitedly making celebration plans with friends and family. These holidays, while you are surrounded by love and joy, young lives are still being shattered every day as children are being forced into sex slavery. Thinking of they’re entrapment pains me, a wrenching heartache that has lasted more than a decade.
For more than ten years, we have tirelessly worked to both directly and indirectly save, nurture, and care for over 200 children and young adults. Although it may seem like a large number, 200 children is barely scratching the surface … just a few grains on a sandy beach. There are over 30,000 children in need of our help! Many One Body Village children have been able to overcome their haunting past experiences, and have returned to happy, healthy, normal lifestyles. This is our greatest accomplishment, and our greatest joy! Thanks to all your help!
With this joy, comes great worry and concern. This is the worry of nearly 30 young girls that we are caring for in One Body Village homes. The projected cost of providing for these children and continuing our rescue endeavors in 2009 has grown to $100,000. Currently, we are nearing the end of December and One Body Village has only managed to raise a little less than $70,000! Hopefully our girls will receive many “Christmas gifts” this year from all of you to help us continue our mission.
This January Father Martino, our founder, will once again embark on his yearly “vacation.” Accompanying him this year are five motivated young adults, and we are certain they will all return with many tales to share! We hope you will continue to support us into the future, not only monetarily, but spiritually as well through your prayers and emotional support. Thank you for joining us in fighting for these girls, and continuing to be their voice. May God bless you and your family this holiday season.
With grace and peace,
Father Martino Nguyen Ba-Thong Vu Kim Nga, MD