Sunday, March 22, 2009


Our work is winding down here in Hoi An. We have a few more meetings with Binh and Quyen at Reaching Out and some English classes to teach, but basically the next week will be one of good byes. How quickly our two months here have sped by.

We know that we will once again leave with more blessings than we have left behind.

The list below is a report of how we have allocated the very generous financial gifts from our "home team".

Books for Kids in Luang Prabang,Laos $100US

Four Portable Libraries $2000 US
Global Village Foundation-Mobile libraries for village schools, with 250 books in each box

Que Son Hospital $2500 US
Global Village Foundation Project-deliver beds, diagnostic equipment and birthing kits to a remote hospital

Training Scholarships $1000 US
Sponsorship of advanced skills training for disabled workers at Reaching Out

Equipment $1500 US
New weaving looms and high intensity lamps for work stations at Reaching Out

Kindergarten Kitchen $600 US
Water purifier, propane cooker and tank, vent, cabinetry for Hoi An kindergarten

Hospital Food Program $300 US
Subsidy for the food program for the poor in Hoi An Hospital

Association for Victims of Agent Orange $120 US

Duc Son Orphanage, Hue $100 US
Food Program

Hoa Van Leprosy Village $500 US
Food for 70 hungry families and hand knit bandages for those with active leprosy.

School for Children with Autism, Hanoi $100

In addition to these generous gifts from our "home team", we would like to acknowledge the love and hard work so sweetly given by our "in country" team: JoAn and Michel Maurer; Brenda Smith; Andrea Binkle and Stan and Marie Teitge. Their willingness to pitch in and dig deep into their hearts and wallets strengthened the efforts of our Journey of the Heart.

On the home front, Janice Finnemore has contributed her precious time and word processing skills to produce a training manual for Reaching Out sales staff.

Many, many thanks. Many ,many blessings.

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