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Same Same, but Different A short blog of our adventurous trekkings across Viet Nam

Wild Love

VIETNAM | Thursday, 22 Jul 2010 | Views [68]

Ben's last thoughts. So why help send someone half way around the world to dig trenches, deliver gifts and food, and meet and love on people? Why not just send money, or stay at home and do those things here? Well, I think it has something to do with ... Read more >

Parting is such sweet sorrow

VIETNAM | Thursday, 22 Jul 2010 | Views [66]

Ah, I have just finished reading Myrna, Howard, Dan, Danny and Heidi's final blog posts.  It is wonderful to hear how everyone is processing such an intense, special, amazing trip.  I echo in my own heart so much of what each of them said.  So "... Read more >

One of the elderly ladies from the Humong Tribe

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 21 Jul 2010 | Views [52]

An adorable little boy from the village...

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 21 Jul 2010 | Views [47]

Until next time....

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 21 Jul 2010 | Views [67] | Comments [1]

Heidi here. Trying to wrap up my thoughts on the trip to Vietnam is like trying to eat a Chipotle burrito in one bite....too much to chew on! The trip was a blessing in so many ways.  I think God knew just what he was doing when he made a way for me ... Read more >

Family of God

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 21 Jul 2010 | Views [117]

Danny C.'s final words on Vietnam 2010...As the saying goes- Same Same but Different- this is how I would describe my second trip to Vietnam.  Yes, we did many of the same kinds of ministry as my first trip, but the impact upon myself and the people ... Read more >

Looking Back

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | Views [72] | Comments [1]

Dear Friends:      I am thinking about Anna's parting words today. "Thanks again so much for coming! this was a work of great worth. You have made many families happy, families who have dreamed of such doings and who have prayed for many years for ... Read more >

Tags: the motley crew at mrs. ans house

Dan's trip summary

VIETNAM | Saturday, 17 Jul 2010 | Views [64]

Wow! What a great experience! I am unable to put into words the blessing it was for me to witness first hand the things God did for us on this trip. Looking back over the last two weeks, I will never forget the faces, places, circumstances, and how God ... Read more >

Myrna's Overall Experience

VIETNAM | Friday, 16 Jul 2010 | Views [65]

After close to 24 hours and 3 different flights, Howard and I (Myrna), Danny and Heidi and Dan arrived home safely around 5:30am. Ben and Anicka should be in the air as I write. This was my third trip to Vietnam and each time I've been amazed at the ... Read more >

The eagle's call.

VIETNAM | Thursday, 15 Jul 2010 | Views [115]

It's about to rain and everyone on Bui Vien street is scurrying around trying to take shelter.  We're down to our final 150,000 VND (around $8 USD) to get the taxi to the airport and it sort of feels like it's time to go.  Thanks for sharing ... Read more >

We need a bigger bus.

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 14 Jul 2010 | Views [64]

Ben and Anicka here.  Our experience in Hanoi was a little different from the others'.  We opted to forgo the tour to Halong Bay and spent the day wandering the streets, shops and market in the old town.  The next day the team visited Hoa Lo Prison ... Read more >

Foundational Truths

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 13 Jul 2010 | Views [72] | Comments [3]

Danny checking in once again...we wrapped up our contribution to the construction project a couple of days ago now and I think my body has finally recovered.  Our original plan before leaving the states was to build a new roof for a very poor family ... Read more >

What is the greatest?

VIETNAM | Sunday, 11 Jul 2010 | Views [134] | Comments [3]

Often, the work which is the hardest is the most rewarding! Today we are at the domestic airport, headed for Ha Noi. I feel like I have a hangover! When I think about the sweat drenching, physically exhausting work we did yesterday, I want to know that ... Read more >

Off to Hanoi

VIETNAM | Sunday, 11 Jul 2010 | Views [160] | Comments [1]

Heidi here! We are sitting at the airport waiting for our flight to the capital of Vietnam, Hanoi. We are excited to get the "northern" experience- supposedly it's different, and so this will be a new adventure for us all. The trip has flown ... Read more >

Wonderful Birthday!

VIETNAM | Saturday, 10 Jul 2010 | Views [256] | Comments [3]

Thank you to my dear friends and team members for a wonderful birthday! While the rest of the team spent July 9, 2010 doing difficult work in diffecult circumstances, I had the honor of spending the day with two of the most delightful women I have ever ... Read more >

But for the Grace of God...

VIETNAM | Friday, 9 Jul 2010 | Views [140] | Comments [1]

Today I (Howard) traveled with Joshua, Thuy's Biblical name. Thuy is an outstanding evangelist and church planter. He has four cell [home]fellowships that he is presently pastoring. Whenever I come to Vietnam I go with him to the outlying countryside ... Read more >

Silent Witness

USA | Friday, 9 Jul 2010 | Views [140] | Comments [4]

A quick word from Danny on the goings on here in Vietnam...We are on the other side of some very jammed packed days, bouncing from city to village.  Today was a relaxing day in the city of Ho Chi Minh, taking in the sites and sounds while resting up ... Read more >

Only Visitors

USA | Friday, 9 Jul 2010 | Views [111]

I (Ben) have been reminder of an important fact Anicka and I heard from the people at Dry Bones in Denver. "We do not bring Jesus to people as if he where in our backpack and He were not previously there. Jesus has come before us in every place ... Read more >

So Why Are Oxcarts So Interesting to me?

USA | Thursday, 8 Jul 2010 | Views [141] | Comments [1]

There's just soemthing cool about an oxcart. Maybe it's that you don't need to be in a hurry, or dodge the never ending parade of scooters. Maybe it's the idea that they were the very first pickup truck. I don't really know, but it brings out something ... Read more >

The Universal Language of Compassion

USA | Thursday, 8 Jul 2010 | Views [365] | Comments [7]

Unfortunately, I (Ben) often find myself to be focused on lack.  The things that I don't have or the things I don't have to give.  These things are not limited to possessions, they are often the less concrete things like love, mercy, encouragement, ... Read more >

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