Little Red Scarf is in Lanzhou, Gansu and Yunnan province and provides financial support and encouragement to children suffering from congenital heart disease. In addition, they provide families with post-operative care and help the children sustain a healthy lifestyle.
Chengxiang went back to Lanzhou after the operation on September 24. We visited him after the operation in the hospital. He was recovering well. We saw his skin became light and lips became pink. We felt happy for the family. Chengxiang’s father thanked LRS’ help and wrote a letter to the donor.
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Zhao and Little Red Scarf,
I am Chengxiang’s father. I want to express my sincere gratitude on behalf of the whole family. Thank you for your help when we were in a very difficult situation. If the doctor saved Chengxiang’s life, your unselfishness built a bridge that Chengxiang walked to his second life. Your love lit the hope of Changxiang who is able to sail to the furthest place.
I had been nervous about going to Beijing, but the result was pleasant. The process was not smooth. Thanks to the accompaniment of Teacher Zhou and care and encouragement from Teacher Wang in Lanzhou, we were moved and warmed. Chengxiang is lucky. With your support and care, we were able to pull through difficulties. With your love, I made up my mind to save the child as well as enhanced my guts to overcome difficulties. Now Chengxiang was treated and discharged from hospital. We want to thank you from sincerely. We will keep your love in mind forever.
Though I want to thank you a thousand times, I thought of a saying, “to be a candle that give warmness and light to people.” Mr. and Mrs Zhao Foundation and LRS are the light of the candle which warmed us. Happiness comes from giving than receiving. I will educate my 2 children on how to love persons and nurse their loving hearts, so that they will return love to the needy people when they grow up. Let the world full of love.
Thank you again for your help. Hope everything will be better for Mr. and Mrs. Zhao and Little Red Scarf.
Best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Zhao and all staff from LRS.
September 24, 201
Longwan Caring Home is located in Dahua County, which was listed as one of the poorest counties in Guangxi Province. Longwan Caring Home is a big family consisting of orphans, single parents, and abandoned children. The normal expense of the Home is sustained by plantation, breeding, and small business.
Longwan home recovers to its silence during snap time.The children had different facial expressions. No one knows their world in dreams.
This is the dorm of children from higher grades. The beds’ frames became shaky. We are trying our best to buy more new beds for the children.
Original Article Written by Banai Hua, translated by Maggie Li, edited by Yanyan Zhang
Xi’an Alliance works to promote a spirit of volunteerism. Many student volunteers are trained to participate in public welfare activities and social work. The main office is in Xi’an, China.
There’s a group of person who is always on call and always come whenever they would be needed.
I dreamt to be a volunteer when I was I child. I was even dreamed to teach in the remote areas. Coincidently I attended voluntary activity on Mid-Autumn Festival. I experienced to be a volunteer finally. I had thought every one now can eat full 3 meals a day though we are not rich. The actually situation surprised. A volunteer with about 10 years’ experience told me an old granny had nearly been starved to death though she had 3 sons. That’s terrible to me. Her sons were devils.
I also got to know some old persons over 70 had to pick up trashes to feed their grandsons and the whole family. It’s not easy to raise children. What makes the children to abandon their parents. I thought a lot when I visited a family. I had too much happiness compared to many persons. It’s my first time to join voluntary activity. Some people even said we were cheaters. Some of them even refused us. I was frustrated. Some volunteers had been doing their services for over 10 years and they met various situations. They did not give up anyway. When we left a family, the grandparents of the family said we were kind and nice. The grandmother even bowed to us. I was moved and I will participate in such activities in the future.
Original article written by Mimi, translated by Maggie Li, edited by Yanyan Zhang
In January 2016 we visited the Rehabilitation Prison No.2 in Hanoi. We met with people who have been recovering from addictions and have experienced God’s salvation and restoration in their lives.
HIV Positive, Living with Hope
Thank God for His amazing work to change many broken people who are deeply addicted, suffering, and have no way out except to become His children. The Vietnamese Christian Restoration Ministry has been helping these people and bringing them back to God for years. We’re thankful to be able to attend their group and worship God with them with all our hearts. Praise God for saving them from the power of the darkness and giving them the power of the Holy Spirit through the Word of God to overcome and know the meaning of life. A lot of them have HIV but they live in peace and promise to spend the rest of their lives to serve God and help the other people who in the situation like them. We’re encouraged and graceful! Praise the Lord.
Changed Lives in Prison
On January 5, 2016 we visited the prison in Taipei. The weather was not too cold, and after some heavy rain we had a chance to visit some prisoners with Pastor Thu. These prisoners had heard the gospel from Pastor Thu and had accepted God as their Savior. We had 20 minutes to visit these people. We started to greet each other like two strangers, but we felt like we had known each other as family. We talked and shared our stories sincerely.
In January 2016 we visited Taichung, where Pastor Chinh has a ministry to care for Vietnamese laborers there at the Center for Christianity. We were able to hear stories from people whose lives have been changed because of this ministry. Here are some of their testimonies.
As part of our due diligence commitment, Transparent Fish Fund representatives personally visited families who received cows in Vietnam in January 2016. In order to reach them from Bac Son city, the Allianz Mission staff led us on a 1 hour and 30 minutes hike that covered 8 kilometers. We navigated muddy slopes and crossed rivers to visit these recipients in rural, mountains areas.
Transparent Fish Fund is partnering with Allianz Mission in a cow microloan project to alleviate poverty in Vietnam. The mission of this project is to help poor families generate stable income by raising productive cows. This sustainable method improves their living conditions and gradually helps them improve their quality of life. The income from the cows improves the housing conditions for both the farming families and for the cow’s shelter. It also supports the children’s education, once the parents can afford to send them to a school farther from the village.
Grounded on core values of respect, love, and service to the elderly, the Xin Yue Senior Citizen Service Center of Chongqing, China, promotes social work services for senior citizens and builds harmonious living environment for them.
In the afternoon of September 25, we held festival party and 46 senior citizens participated in activity. With some interactive games, the senior citizens has a lot of fun. Then there’s a time that senior citizens shared their experiences. Granny Xu was the first one to share. She also had prepared speeches. The recalled difficult life before liberation and praised happy life nowadays. Her speeches won warm applauses. Granny Xu sang a song to praise China. The song caused other audiences’ resonance and people followed her and sang together. The following game was spelling match. Social workers selected 4 participants and divided them into 2 groups. During the game, the senior citizens sent greetings to each other. The match result was draw. Win or lose was not important. Active participation seemed more important. Then more interactive games were held. Happiness passed one to another. After the activity, volunteers from Chongqing Technology University brought wonderful performances and Mid-autumn greetings to the senior citizens.
In warm atmosphere, the activity was completed. With happiness, the senior citizens went to their rooms with the accompaniment of social workers and volunteers.
Original article written by Ling Feng, translated by Maggie Li, edited by Yanyan Zhang
Shalom Leprosy Compassion Ministry:People with leprosy are sent to isolated villages where they are abandoned and forgotten by society. The Shalom Leprosy Compassion Ministry has a special place in its heart for these people and organizes groups of volunteers to travel to villages plagued with leprosy in order to provide medical, living, and psychological assistance. The Shalom Leprosy Compassion Ministry is located in Kunming, Yunnan.
There were less activities in September due to weather and transportation. On Mid-Autumn Day, Shalom organized visits to Shuigou leprosy village of Xundian county and Yang Shaoguang, a leper living with his family in Songming. We also brought festival greetings, gifts and medicines to over 30 lepers.
On September 27, Liang Ping and 3 volunteers visited Shuigou leprosy village. They hoped to bring medical help to the lepers inMid-Autumn Festival. It is an important festival in China. The activity would brought love and warmness of TFish to the lepers.
Liang Ping was giving shoes pads to Lao Hu which had been brought from Japan by Doctor Tongkou, and she also brought antibiotics to him. Liang Ping hoped to give them more help.
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