Dear Father Martino,
I just recently saw your heart to heart with Kristina Sa , it was really heart breaking for me to hear that. I'm a Sophomore in highschool I heard your project through my mother, and well bottom line is I want to help .
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.
Sent: Sunday, July 31, 2011 2:04 AM
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?
To: Father Martino Nguyen
Chao Cha Thong,
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!!
From: vinh du [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 1:30 PM
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.
From: Pastor Valentino Marquez [[email protected]]
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2011 11:06 AM
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
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!
Here is an email form M.L. - an Association of OBV. After being along with OBV, she shared her feeling.....
From: Mai Ly