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.
Note: We are pleased to introduce Mr. Paris Nguyen's article sharing about Father Thong Ba Nguyen, Founder of OBV (One Body Village). On November 16, 2013, our Samaritan brothers and sisters in the Vietnamese Youth Association in Paris, France invited Fr. Martino Thong Ba Nguyen to Europe to talk about Child Sex Trafficking. Thank you Mr. Paris Nguyen.
Session of Sentimental Discussion with FR. Martino THONG Ba NGUYEN 11/16/2013
"East Asian Civilization God takes back,
This time Moral is overturned?" (Tan Da)
The George Mason University's Vietnamese Student Association (GMU VSA) hosted the annual semi formal banquet fundraising for their Philanthropy Project in the evening of November 22, 2013. This year, they chose One Body Village, Inc. (OBV). I had the pleasure to attend GMU VSA's semi formal for the second consecutive year and am proud to say that this year's semi formal was a great success with a fully booked venue at over 450 attendees. Semi formal is one of GMU VSA's biggest fundraisers for their Philanthropy Project since attendees all across the Mid-Atlantic Union of Vietnamese Student Associations (MAUVSA) come and join forces to help promote their organization of choice.
Doctor Dan Thuy and Jesse Robbins have joined to help OBV since Oct 2013. They would like to relocate to Vietnam since Dr. Thuy always wanted to volunteer her medical knowledge there. They were impressed when attended OBV awareness and fundraising event a few years ago; and now Dr. Thuy is a doctor and medical consultant for OBV, Mr. Robbins teaches the young girls Krav Maga for self-defense.
Below is one of the journal from their blog.
My name is Tiffany Tran and I go to the University of Colorado in Denver. I am the event coordinator in our campus's Vietnamese Student Association.I am messaging you because our organization is currently planning a charity gala for One Body Village.
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!
My dearest grandchildren,
Thank you for sending me your fishing trip pictures. It looked so delightful and positively envious. I wish I could join you for such an exciting outing. However, there's always next time. I promise you if chance permits, we will take a tour to the cloudy city of Da Lat.
In Euro Cup 2012 season, Sister Manager of OBV house volunteered to be the CEO of "Society of Soccer Betting" and asked every member of OBV VN to join. Although it was just a recreational game, it helped to de-stress us significantly, especially Father Thông and Sister while confronting with many obstacles for OBV VN. Below was Sister's reflection during this Euro season