OBV wants to share with you a reflection from a volunteer:
My Thoughts On OBV from a 15 years old young lady's reflection after attending One Body Village Awareness event.
Sent: Sunday, June 02, 2013 9:33 AM
Subject: I want to help!
I've been looking into the work that your doing with OBV and have been deeply moved and truly inspired. So much so that I feel utterly compelled to offer my services in any way that I can.
Ms. Thai Ha and OBV in Vietnam
Ms.Thai Ha who has done a lot of work for charity is a Buddhist. However karma has brought her to Father Thong to meet and listen to what he has been doing for his children. This time she went to Vietnam for only one week with a lot of intentions because she was making a program called "Preserving ethnic cultures" for Canadian Television.
From: Sean Nguyen
Sent: Friday, April 12, 2013 4:59 PM
Cc: [email protected]********.com
Subject: lend a hand on theochua.org
Thưa Cha Nguyễn Bá Thông,
You are doing what JESUS commanded all Christians to do and I feel so proud of you regarding what have done to stop child sex slavery in Cambodia.
Dear Father Martino,
I heard your interview yesterday at Catholic Radio station 1260 AM in San Francisco. I am very happy to learn that someone like you is fighting for the protection of these abused children even to the extent of being hurt by Bad elements.
Father Martino and I with the younger girls in OBV house
Vietnam is my homeland. Amidst its vibrant landscape, eclectic culture, exquisite food, and the hustle and bustle of city life, Vietnam revealed a dark truth to me: the TRAFFICKING OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN for sexual exploitation. Protected beneath the power of the social umbrella of Canada, I was NAIVE and IGNORANT to the fact that not all children are immune to enslavement. Children as young as 6 years old are recruited or extracted from vulnerable communities and sold to "retail" sex shops.
The children of OBV in Campuchia
I have asked myself, "What kind of inspiration have awaken Dang Dan Tran to overcome mountains through thousand of mileages crossing rivers to Cambodia to hear, see, and experience the life of the Vietnamese people and natives of Cambodia, especially the children that are currently residing at the OBV house. If it is not for the love of human, it originated from the love of God.