UTSA VSA: Messengers of Love

The University of Texas at San Antonio Vietnamese Student Association welcomes you to our first external event of the year, Virtual Distancing: A Silent Auction. This is an online and interactive fundraising event geared towards our Collective Philanthropy Project (CPP) for the year, Messengers of Love. We are currently searching for donors who would like to provide goods/services/monetary contributions to auction off during the event. Please fill out the form if you're interested in becoming a sponsor!

Messengers of Love

MISSION & GOALS: To provide improved quality of life to the poor, disadvantage orphaned children of Vietnam and other Southeast Asia countries. The mission is achieved through year round programs and services. Other goals are to promote the mind and heart of loving kindness and provide our youths with the opportunities for contributing, volunteering and making a difference in the lives of other less fortunate children.

BACKGROUND: Each year, thousands of children in countries such as Viet Nam are abandoned by their parents for reasons such as illness, death, and economics hardship. Over a million children in Vietnam are orphaned and live on the street or in orphanages. These children lack access to essential health services, are malnourished, and often experience mental and physical health problems. They have no hope of a bright future and have no one to love. Children who grow up unloved and abandoned will often experience low self esteem and emotional insecurity, which could adversely affect their futures.

Messengers of Love (MOL), Inc., is a nonprofit organization based in Houston, Texas, dedicated to improving the lives of as many of these orphaned children as possible through the provision of vital social services. MOL seeks to assist and encourage them in all its good and inspired forms by bringing them hope and much needed essentials. MOL lives out Christian teachings, modeled after Mother Teresa’s, in bringing the love of God to the impoverished, the smallest and the least. MOL seeks to provide the missing guidance that orphaned and poor children desperately need through our programs based on the 3 essential Christian foundations: Love, Hope and Faith. Through our love and support, we can make a positive impact on a child’s life, and brightening their future. Their future will be improved because they have been physically and emotionally nurtured, they will grow up confident and emotionally secure, and will be more likely to treat others with kindness.
Join us at Messengers of Love and make a difference in touching new lives.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS: The number of children and adults that MOL has touched through its programs and services has grown from 150 per year in 2004 to 4700 per year in 2012, bringing the total to approximately 25,000 people in the last 8 years. The total number of new homes for the lepers built by MOL has reached 26 homes. MOL sponsored two children to the USA for medical surgeries: one burned and one with vision impairment. We have been working on bringing another child, Thuy Nhu, this year for treatment of a facial deformity. Thuy Nhu will be arriving to the USA on Oct. 22nd, 2012 and will be treated at Methodist Reconstructive Surgery unit in Houston, TX. All hospital expenses were sponsored by the service provider and treatments were provided free of charge. 

Event Date: October 25th, 2020 at 5:00PM-11:00PM CST

Messengers of Love’s mission is to provide the disadvantaged children of Vietnam an improved quality of life and future through their various programs they meet the children’s need: Physical, emotional, spiritual, and educational.

For more information about our CPP: http://messengersoflove.com/

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