As you can see, help is needed for a variety of projects, and we plan to update this page with details of both needs and success stories as they become available. The type and amount of help required varies from small to large – whatever the case, it’s all worthwhile. Your help could include contributing Christmas Shoeboxes and volunteering to help Samaritan’s Purse pack them, fundraising for YWAM Vietnam to ensure that needy children remain in school, sponsoring a child living in difficult circumstances, helping Samaritans Purse Vietnam to provide a young person at risk with job training, as well as prayer support. Or you might want to help raise funds for one of the larger projects. Those we have described above are only some of the many that these wonderful organisations are conducting. If you would like more information, please ask!
Why not visit Vietnam and see for yourself?
Depending on the project and area you are interested in, it may be possible to see first hand some of the wonderful work YWAM and Samaritan’s Purse are doing in Vietnam. Please let us know if you would like more information.
Those of us who have been to Vietnam have seen first hand how these projects are really making a difference to people’s lives by teaching them new skills and improving their living standards. You will be providing a helping hand, not a handout. The Vietnamese are very resourceful people. All they need is an opportunity and they will make the most of it. In almost all projects, people are required to contribute their own labour or funds, or pay back loans. This confirms that they are only participating in projects they feel will be of real benefit to them and their community. And as we have seen, together in partnership, we can make a difference!
For More information
For more detailed information on the organisations Toc H members are currently helping to support, please check out the following web pages. Note that YWAM Vietnam and Samaritan’s Purse Australia both also have Facebook pages.
Provides information on Operation Christmas Child (inc. how you can help with collecting and packing shoeboxes) and the organization’s work in south-east Asia, and you can also contact them for details of the SPV projects mentioned in this web site.
An organisation based in the US that does a lot of good work building health clinics, helping renovate Churches, etc.. They also run ‘hands on’ tours where volunteers can help with their projects. Their excellent website includes some fascinating history of Vietnam.
We would like to thank those organisations and supporters who have helped support the Toc H Vietnam Partnership, particularly: