Je voulais vous informer que nous avons pu envoyer un virement de 35 euros a Chi Oanh hier. Le systeme de mandat est donc rapide et fiable.
Chi Oanh est tres touchee mais ne parle ni francais ni anglais...et n a pas internet. Elle vous remercie par le biais du blog. Je pense que le soutien financier a son importance, mais ce qui la touche le plus, c est de voir que des gens, inconnus qui plus est, peuvent se sentir concernes, et l aider. Elle a du mal a le comprendre, etant donne qu au Vietnam personne ne la soutient...(ma cousine Phuong me dit que maintenant a la fac on leur apprend a ne plus craindre les personnes seropositives).
Cependant j aimerais lui envoyer une photo de chaque personne ayant participe a ces dons... (vous etes une trentaine environ).
Aussi j aimerais, si vous le souhaitez, que vous m envoyiez soit une photo de vous, soit, si vous tenez a rester anonyme, une photo de l endroit ou vous vivez. Merci de m envoyer ceci par email avec comme sujet "photo pour Oanh". c est plus facile pour moi, plutot que de chercher dans mes archives... Si vous pouvez le faire assez rapidement, j imprimerai tout ca a mon retour et j enverrai par la poste.
Ce peut etre aussi un dessin scanne, un poeme...car je sais que certains de mes amis preferent s exprimer ainsi :)
Jonathan etait en mission pour onze mois a travers le monde ! Puis une fois rentre aux USA il est reparti au Kenya deux mois. Vous pouvez suivre son voyage ici : http://jonathanbeckman.theworldrace.org/
Jonathan est un homme au grand coeur, et un grand voyageur...
Wow! it seems like you have had a very unique experience. Im very glad to hear from you and for you to tell me honestly how things have been, but it makes me sad to hear some of these things. Im glad you told me though. These things; this is real life, people hurting and being rejected. It is sad. I hate that you ended up being treated badly too but glad you were strong in not letting those things take over you.
This is something I also learned more about; that the world can be a very harsh place and the people in it can be very harsh to one another. This is why I went on the trip that I did; the trip I was on when I met you on the bus. We were on this trip to show people love who may not be loved by anyone else, because Jesus loves them so much and we wanted them to know that they are not alone, that they are loved. Like your friend Chi Oanh who is made fun of by the community for something that she can not change about herself. She didn't ask to have HIV, but she does and now she has to live with HIV. So why would other people laugh at her for that? If anything, it seems like people should have sympathy for her.
People can be very mean and hateful, as you know, but I believe that Jesus loves these people so much! And not only the people who are treated badly, but also the people who are being hateful. Even Ong Kin, he may be a very hateful and selfish man, but there is something wrong with him. Something has made him that way, something has influenced him and created that hate inside of him. Maybe its the god he meditates on or some other evil influence. But Jesus loves him too. Jesus does not love what he does or how he treats people, but loves him because he is not beyond changing.
I don't know if I can explain this to you very well but I think you can understand it because you seem to have compassion and to love these people yourself. Like the way that you didn't care about what people said about you for spending time with Chi Oanh. You showed her love when no one else would, and maybe even at an expense of yourself. And the way that you are giving your money to help her; these things are very much like Jesus' character. I think you know and understand what I mean.
I will pray for your friends, but Vinh, you can also pray. It is very simple. I know it will sound very crazy but I think you will be surprised at what you find if you try.
You can just start talking to Jesus as if he is there in the room with you. it doesn't have to be out loud, it can be quiet, like talking in your head, but you are talking to Jesus. You can start asking him for things you want to see, like for Chi Oanh to be comforted, or for her to be provided for, or even for her to be healed! You can ask that Jesus would change Ong Kin's heart, for evil not to be there. And you can talk to him about personal things in your own life if you want. He will be listening.
Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. I hope you are doing better now that you are back home.