My daughter, E., and I are back home from our travels in Vietnam, but we are not the same people as we were when we left. We will forever be impacted by the sweet little girls we met at your OBV house in Ho Chi Minh City.
Thank you so much for allowing us to visit the OBV house when we were there. Thank you too for the wonderful treatment we received from Ms. Thao. Being picked up and taken back to our hotel was so helpful, and she really made our visit with the girls wonderful! What an incredible place you all have created for these girls. They are safe, well fed, cared for, and loved. There is no greater work than to help these girls.
Good Morning cha Thong,
I hope this email finds you well. Please let me introduce myself to you. My name is Trinh and I am from Chicago. I remember you from way back when I was a kid going to Thieu Nhi. I remember you giving us rides home after mass at St.Thomas and I thank you for it.
I am contacting you today with a holiday project that I want to carry out with my CCD's 5th grade class at St. Henry. With the Holidays approaching, I want to emphasize on giving back to the community and helping the less fortunate. I want the kids to learn that it is not always about receiving, but it is also about sharing their kindness with others. I have chosen One Body Village as the organization we will raise money for. With that said, I want to know if your online donating site has an option where the donor can add a memo that they are donating on behave of our class? We do not have a particular goal as to how much we will raise, but I want to give the students a final number for them to feel accomplished and that they have made a difference in sharing their love and kindness with the victims.
Please let me know and I hope to hear from you soon.
Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 11:00 AM
Subject: Credit Card Donation
I got a chance to meet Father Martino a few years back in Canada but I wasn't fit in lending a hand due to some medical reasons. However, I am now fine and perfectly fit in lending a hand...
I have people on payroll in VN on a full time basis. They can translate for you...
Hi Kristine, I have watched your interview with Father Thong in Youtube...
I just found out about One Body Village about 3 hours ago through a Vietnamese blog I follow...
May 18 2014
Dear One Body Village
I am writing to thank you for your permission for us to hand out pamphlets about One Body Village and for allowing us to spread your message at our 27th Annual Bike-a-Thon. I believe that we have spread a lot of awareness through this event. On behalf of Vietnamese Student Association at UC Davis and all of our bikers, I thank you for all of the hard work that you have done to save these children's lives.
Kalang Group, with a total of 6 people, came to watch the musical show "The Life I Left Behind " and everyone including myself was all impressed (my Vietnamese name is: Tran Thi Ka - Lang ).
The program was original and well-prepared. The performers did well on what they were supposed to do. It was very enjoyable to watch the harmonious performance from the trio "Ao Trang" and best of all, the perfect performance from pianist Van Anh with some of the famous classical pieces of music.
A very exciting program!
I am Kevin Hoang, Bike-a-Thon Director for Vietnamese Student Association at UC Davis. We will be holding our 27th annual Bike-a-Thon Saturday May 3, 2014. This is to celebrate the large biking community of UC Davis and we would like to donate our funds to One Body Village because we admire and appreciate the work that One Body Village does.
Dear Father Martino,
My name is Truong Minh Bao. I am a single mom of two little children: 2 year old Benjamin and 1 year old Liberty. I thank God to let me know about you through a friend who posted your Youtube channel on Facebook. Since I knew about you and about all the things you have done, I have lived more happily and meaningfully. I thank Grandfather and Grandmother who are of high social class for raising such a man like you, the one that made me cry because of so much admiration. I felt so proud when I heard you said on Youtube that there was a white American got to his feet to greet you.
How are you?
I teach 3rd grade at a public school in Texas. The students population at my school is very low, and some students dont care about their education. We have Enrichment Clusters at school, which is a program that teaches students professional careers and allow them to practice it. I've decided my career is making jewelry. I think this will be beneficial to the students if I could connect this with OBV.
I was wondering if I can send the bracelets that our students make to the girls in OBV as encouragement or something beautiful for them to wear. Let me know what you think, if this is possible. i will give you more details as we begin.
My name is Marie, a 19-year-old student studying biology at the University of Vienna (Austria). I heard of your mission through my parents who often listen to Vietnamese radio online and was moved by your devotion to help the chldren in need.
Hi Father Thong and other associates,
My name is Le-Anh Nguyen from Houston, TX. I would like to get involved in Father Thong's projects besides donations. It's heartbreaking knowing that there is a lot of little girls suffering the sex abuse/slavery. I can help in various ways: teaching basic English, basic Computer, basic drawing on Ao Dai or T-Shirts in a VN traditional way. However, it might be an issue because I cannot leave the U.S. even in the summer time.
My name is Anh Dang from Houston, Texas. This morning, luckily I heard on the radio the interviewing of Father Martino about the rescuing many girls in Malaysia, Cambodia and Vietnam .. I hurry to find the way to contact Father to volunteer. I really admire all the the works that Father has done and I would like to know how to help and to join with the Father.