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Be A Voice

Wednesday, 03 August 2011 05:32

Love is chain reaction!

Love is chain reaction!



"Love is chain reaction.”  Upon learning about One Body Village, Mary Dinh, a Vietnamese Canadian, asked her son’s teacher, Sister Connie, from the Congregation of Lovers of the Holy Cross, to visit and contribute a small donation along with prayers on her upcoming trip to Vietnam. 

Wednesday, 03 August 2011 02:28

A letter to OBV

From: Thai An Truong [mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.]
Sent: Sunday, July 31, 2011 2:04 AM
To: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Subject: OBV Volunteer

Hi. I saw on the OBV website that volunteers are needed to provide psychotherapy for the children. How do I get involved in this project?

Monday, 25 July 2011 05:50

A letter to Father Martino

Letter to Fr Martino

You must be kidding me!  I just landed in Vietnam for an emerengcy problem!It is sadden that Ii have to go to Vietnam for only 3 days! But your email cheers me up!!   It is worth the sacrifice!!I will contact you when I get back to the USA.  I used to live in Chicago too! Yes we will do one event at Furama restaurant!!

Father Martino.

Monday, 25 July 2011 01:28

Love to Volunteer

Love to Volunteer

“I don’t have a desire to become a Christian, but I admire the work Father Martino has done” said a woman.  She volunteered to teach embroidery to OBV children during her visit to Vietnam. 

Monday, 04 July 2011 09:13

Act of Love

Act of Love 1

Ca Sĩ Như Loan thăm các em Nhà OBV

We visited an orphanage in Saigon that shelters young girls who run away after being sold into sex slavery. When I first heard of One Body Village (OBV) I was not sure how I felt. A part of me was horrified that this kind of thing still exists in our world today; another part of me was eager to meet these kids, as I am sure they are no different from me. It made me think of my daughter and wonder why them and not us? Instantly I felt grateful for my life and I was inspired to help in whatever way I could.

Friday, 06 May 2011 09:38

Some letters to OBV

Letter to Fr. Martino

From: vinh du [mailto:vinh*****]

Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 1:30 PM
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Subject: Re: volunteer for one body village

Hi Father Martino,

My name is Vinh. I spoke to your briefly during one of the breaks and at the end of the retreat. I am very motivated and interested in supporting your organization One Body Village. Again, I want to be a voice for these women and children. I am going to do a 5 minutes presentation at my work place about human sex trafficking. May I ask you to send me more information and facts about sex slavery? For instance, estimation of numbers of children sold everyday. I am going to base my presentation on the many ways we can make a difference. Do you know how or if we can obtain a receipt of our donation to write of some taxes for this year? Anyhow, it was a god blessing to meet you and briefly learn about one body village. Thank you Father Martino for taking your time to come to the Northwest and share god's words with us. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help out. I know you lectured us on how guys love to make promises and break them but I would like to make one promise to god. I will "be a voice" for these victims of human sex slavery.


Vinh Du


From: Pastor Valentino Marquez [**********]
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2011 11:06 AM
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Subject: On your Heart to Heart interview with Kristine Sa

Blessings to you Father Martino,

I just got through watching your interview with Kristine Sa and I know it is not easy to have to hold back from taking action against the pedophiles as you explained when you found one of the baby rapers in the restaurant.
I am a Pastor of a global ministry and i know how hard it is to have to hold back because of the image that we have to display. I travel to many countries to preach and teach so i just ordered on the shirts that i will wear when I am in the different cities and countries that i visit.

I lift you up in prayer and for protection over your life

May the peace of Yahweh continue to reign abundantly over your life.

Pastor Valentino Z. Marquez


A lunch at OBV House

(A reflection of a volunteer, after spending half day in OBV House.)

I was so honored to be invited in the role of OBV house-managment when the manager and the two others vice-managers were busy. Although I am the seniority volunteer of OBV House, I must sign in a stack of papers to ensure that everything should be ok.  So excited, I was there early!

Wednesday, 02 March 2011 05:52

Together we can "Be a voice"

You got mail

You got mail! What can I expect at this hour as I'm about to depart for my "mission" in Taiwan? My body is flushed and I could barely walk yet my every move is being preyed. Life and death seems to be separated by a very thin line.  And these mails, what can I say? I'm honored, surprised and humbled! These letters couldn’t come in at a better time. They dissolved my anguish and fueled me with triumph. What are these mails about?  They are nominations from people who think I should be chosen for the Grinnell College’s  Exceptional Young Innovators for Social Justice!

On behalf of One Body Village and all the Children being forced into sex slavery, I am honored and humbly accept these nominations!  We pray that OBV will be the recipient of the award!  Will you pray with and for us?  Together we can “be a voice, lend a hand and make a difference!” in these children life!
Tuesday, 22 February 2011 20:08

Beautiful Smile like Pretty Ochna Integerrim

Upon hearing praise like that, of course you will say that such thing does not exist. It is nothing less than flattering only. But when I met person be praised, I felt that it was a true compliment and the receiver definitely deserved the recognition.

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