Mission to Vietnam from 26th to 29th June 2019
ACTS is embarking on our 5th mission to Vietnam from 26th to 29th June 2019 to support the Salesian sisters at Tam Phu (Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City) and Nghi Loc ward (Vinh City, Nghe An province in Central Vietnam).
The Salesian sisters started their mission work in Nghi Loc ward over a decade ago in 2008, serving villagers who are mostly low income farmers growing crops and raising poultry or cattle for a living. In 2018, when living conditions worsened with a prolonged harsh climate and typhoons, causing severe damage to crops and the villagers’ homes, ACTS started work in Vinh City alongside the sisters to administer to the needs of the community.
ACTS supports the sisters through the facilitation of simple English lessons, organising art and craft activities, as well as fun outdoor events for the students who range from kindergarten level to Grade 8. We also teach the children basic hygiene habits. In addition, we reach out to families in need in the rural areas through the delivery of humanitarian parcels containing basic food essentials.
The Salesian sisters run kindergartens taking care of about 300 poor village children and provide boarding for some of the youths. Holistically, the sisters have also set up a small workshop for the mothers of the needy children to sew wigs to help supplement their family's income.
Hence, it is our wish to invite YOU to join us on 26th to 29th June to Vietnam, to share the spirit of Christ with the people we meet. We promise you a journey filled with love and compassion, a journey of fellowship and faith-building, a journey you would want to take with us each and every year.
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ACTS Vietnam Team