CAMPAIGN AGAINST  CHILD SEX EXPLOITATION AND TRAFFICKING

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Tuesday, 14 August 2012 14:28

The light at the end of the tunnel

 

Meeting the young generation at the Svay Pak congregation

 

I welcomed the OBV team at 7am on May 27, 2012.  This team was headed Fr. Martino. According to the schedule, we will meet and work with three congregations: Svay Pak, Somrong Thom, and Kompung Chomlong. These are three congregations that belong to Mekong, Diocese of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

That morning we went to see and work with the young generation at Svay Pak, one of the hot spot for prostitution. After celebrated the mass with Fr. Vincent, the pastor of Svay Pak parish, Fr. Martino met and share with the young generation about the topic of “the value of the human body”. Fr. Martino strongly emphasized “we are not for sale”. Fr. Martino also share OBV’s mission and work with the group.

Monday, 13 August 2012 14:48

Always remember that night

That night, on my way home after teaching the students in a suburban district of Ho Chi Minh City, Mr. T asked me, "Would you like to go to Cambodia with me tomorrow morning?"

"Oh yes uncle" - I replied without any hesitation.

The planning for my trip outside the country was like that.

It takes about 3 hours from downtown Ho Chi Minh City to Moc Bai border gate; it was enough time for me to keep acquainted with the crews.

This journey, I went along with three beautiful, young, Vietnamese Americans women who have gone back to Vietnam for the first time. Like me, these women had never set foot in Champa. In addition to the young members of the group, there were some members who were of much older age. There was also a young lady who joined the group and she happened to be my cousin.

Lend A Hand - At Vietnamese Youth Conference 4

N.N. at OBV store 

How can I help OBV to Lend a Hand, or BE A VOICE! Here is a reflection of a young girl who help OBV at VYC 4 (Vietnamese Youth Conference) at California State University at Fullerton from July 27 to 29, 2012!  Thank you Girl for your LEND HANDS! - You can do it too in your community!!   Here is her reflection!

Wednesday, 08 August 2012 17:10

Be a voice!

Be A Voice

From: Hoang-Vy Nguyen 
Sent: Wednesday, August 08, 2012 8:53 PM
To: Father Martino

Con xin chao Cha,

My name is Vy Nguyen and im 18 years old. I'm from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Last weekend was my first time attended Marian days and I was very honored to get to be in two of your preaches. It was also my first time hearing about child sex slavery, and you have changed me.

Tuesday, 07 August 2012 17:10

Be A Voice - Let children be children

Let Children be Children

We got this picture and the following message from a 14 year old young man! Thank you for being a voice!!!!!! You who read this can be a voice too! OBV will have this picture printed on T-shirt! If you have a good one - .. sent us!!! or design one!

 
Hello friends from U.S and overseas. Today I went to a retreat for Lent and met a wonderful priest who risked his life to come back to Southeast Asian countries (Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, ect..) to rescue these children.