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7-27-12 SPECIAL EDITION!!!

by | Jul 27, 2012 | Missions Articles

SPECIAL EDITION ;

 

The teams are changing! Long time hero, personal friend Ann Moore arrived with her daughter and 2 granddaughters! More on them as the weeks unrolls.

 

Paul Buchanan first met me at a Christian Men’s Network meeting a couple years ago. Then he came in March to take a closer look at what God is doing through GIBTK. He returned this week with his entire family!

 

GIBTK staffer Diem met Paul and his family a couple days ago. She told me she had a journal to write.

So here it is, “Special Edition! Hot off the press!

 

 

“I hope my journal today will give an update to those who love the babies and disabled children in Go Vap orphanage. Paul Buchanan was one of our guests of GIBTK last March. I guess he has been interested in what GIBTK has been doing as well as having a heart for the unfortunate kids, so whenever he and his family come, they shared with everybody about GIBTK. Wow!! It’s good news and also a challenge. More people know us, this means more work, more hope, and more difficulties because people are watching us. But I’m not afraid because we do the right things to transform many needy lives.

 

 

Paul brought his wife and his four children to Vietnam and I have been with them the last 2 days. They arrived at Ho Chi Minh airport at 12p.m. after a long flight on the plane but I did not see their tiredness, especially the 2 youngest children. The girl is 10 years old and the boy is 8 years old. They talked with me on the way back to the hotel to learn more about GIBTK and Vietnam. In the afternoon of the next day, we went to visit Go Vap. Yeah!!! Everybody was excited.

 

 

For his children, it is the first time they came to the orphanage, but they actively held and hugged the babies except Blake- the youngest 8 years old boy. At first he was shy but then there was a little girl, she came to sit on his legs and embraced him tightly. I was told that this baby was very shy. She never comes to the foreigners and whenever we talk to her, she will cry. It is funny as I confided with Melanie- Blake’s mother. She said that Blake was like that when he was a baby. Well, I just found out that kids know who you are. Whenever Blake opened his arms, she ran to him and held him like a younger sister.

 

 

Usually, we tell our kids that we love and care for them but seldom say that they also need to love and care for other people. I think that the way you feel love is by giving your love to other people and how great it is if we teach our kids this when they are young.

 

 

– Thanh (Robert called him Hien)  who was a kid in Go Vap orphanage…) . We were enjoying spending time with the kids and had a wonderful day. Thanks for reading my writingJ

Diem

 

Yes Thanh (I stand corrected) is the kids I am more and mre convinced just maybe an angel! Karla long time friend wrote to me and said last time she as here. Thanh saw her laying hands on a child and praying.

 

Thanh came along side her waited quietly for her to finish then took her hand, walked her to the next child. Placed her hand on that child waited till she prayed then took her hand and walked to the next till every child had been prayed for. Now you tell what type of “handicapped child” would do that?

 

Thank you Diem for taking the time and insisting you had a story! Awesome. There is miracles in the works for the coming days! I promise! Did I just write that? Yup! Much happened to prevent both of these families from coming the past few weeks but both have showed. My voice has been gone for a week and it too is BACK!

 

BBLESSED!!!

 

 

Robert Kalatschan
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