It was a busy last few days… PR for Bridging Hope’s mission at Đại Hội Thánh Mẫu (the Vietnamese Marian Conference) in Carthage, Missouri. It was a good opportunity to reconnect with old friends and make connections with new friends. It was a successful event.  With the help of volunteers: Chị Lộc, Anh Ninh, Chị […]

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Summary

Summary Thank you for journeying along with me to visit Bridging Hope’s programs! Hope one day you can really walk with me to touch the soul of Viet Nam and its people. Again, thank you!  In closing the trip, I would like to invite you to watch the video, “Hello Viet Nam.”

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Entry # 14 – Visiting Cồn Én Day Care & School

Cồn Én Day Care is the last site visit for this trip. I invited a friend from Saigon, KimDung, to come along. We rent an SUV and left the hotel around 4:00 am. It’s about 5 hrs drive one way…

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Entry # 13 – Visiting Mai Tam Center

While I was in Saigon, I visited the children at Mai Tam Center. Most of the children here are suffering from HIV/AIDS. In collaborating with the Christmas …

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Entry # 12 - Threads

Since 1991, Sen has worked with the women of the THREADS co-op, most of them suffering from polio. Sen bought their embroidery, clothes, and other products to sell in the US …

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Entry # 11 - Visiting Rose Center in Củ Chi

Arrived in Saigon on the same day I left Phan Thiết. The next morning I visited Củ Chi. Located in the Northwest of Saigon, Củ Chi a suburban district of Saigon, Viet Nam…

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Entry # 10 – Visiting Elder Program in Phan Thiết

After having lunch with the Sisters, I took a day public bus from Đà Lạt to visit the elder program in Phan Thiết. Arrived there around 6:00 pm. I had a check-in with all the volunteers…

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Entry # 9 – Đà Lạt – Visiting Thông Xanh Center

Leaving Kontum, heading for Đà Lạt — arrived the next morning. It’s an overcast, cloudy and rainy day. It’s a typical day of Đà Lạt. The somber mood of the atmosphere somewhat brings back some of the memories I had of Đà Lạt…

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Entry # 8 – Visiting Kontum

# 8 – Kontum Visiting Kontum From Quảng Bình, I took a night bus and arrived in Đà Nẵng the early morning of the next day.  I took some downtimes to relax and savor all the experiences I have been encountered so far.  I took another night bus to visit Kontum. Bridging Hope began this […]

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Entry # 7 – Quảng Bình/02 - Visit Tam Trang Parish, Lâm Trạch Village, Bố Trạch District

# 7 – Quảng Bình – 02 Visit Tam Trang Parish, Lâm Trạch Village, Bố Trạch District Fr. Năng then took me to visit Tam Trang Parish at Lâm Trạch Village.  It’s just about 1hour drive.  It was quite a ride on a muddy road under the rain — interesting scenes along the road. Arrived […]

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