By Sister Chan Khong
In South Vietnam, our team has visited and helped people in Long An and Dong Thap whose lives have been devastated by the floods. Our team worked in four villages—Binh Thanh, hamlets one and two; Due Hue District, and Long An Province. In November, we provided palm leaves for each family to repair their roof ($25 each; altogether $3,000—$1,000 to help 40 families in Due Hue, and $2,000 for Moc Hoa Village). In Moc Hoa, people are extremely poor, and a number of them have deaf and blind children. We could only help with 30 families, as we also provided them with food and blankets.
Immediately after this effort, there were calls for help in Tuy Hoa, Quang Ngai, Thua Thien (Hue), Quang Tri, and Quang Binh. Sisters Nhu Minh, Dieu Dat, and Minh Tanh brought $7,800 to help Tuy Hoa and Quang Ngai. Two schools in Thua Thien collapsed in the floods. Two toddlers under our sponsorship drowned. At Sister Dieu Dat's request, $2,200 was sent to rebuild two schools in Loc Tri and An Cuu destroyed in the floods.