Vu Ngoc Chau - Letter - Friday, April 6, 2007

Friday, 6 Apr 2007 9:54 AM

Greetings

Dear ones,

I am so thankful to God for giving this great privilege of being in Canada and the US for exactly one year. I attended 13 conventions in both places and I must say that my cup ran over. I just want to say I am so grateful to God for all the benefits that He has given me and I want to be more to Him when I return to my country. God has really used my time here and there to enrich me. I feel so indebted to God more than ever and I want to pay my vows to Him faithfully each day that I live...

I want to tell you a bit of my trip. I left California on the 26th of March for Houston, TX, and there I was met by Kimberly Alford at the airport and she took me to her home. There I met her husband and children, and later her parents. Kimberly left VietNam when she was 2 years old with her 3 sisters, the same time with Larry Smit and his brother...I had met her sister Missy in CA and now I met Kimberly...It was such a joy to see her having a love for the Truth and for the Way of God and His people. I was also happy to see her husband who is a very nice man, who has the same love for God and His people. Then in a get together we had a potluck dinner together at their home I was so happy to see her parents and we had a very good visit...After the dinner, I shared something about the work of God in VN...

The next day Kimberly and her parents drove me to the Space Center and we had a very good time together...I really enjoyed my time with them. I appreciate all that they did for me...

The next day we had dinner at the home of Mike Baker with our workers, Ira Hobbs and his companion. I met a Vietnamese friend who had found the Truth recently there...I had a very nice time with them all.

The next day Elisa and her brother Pierre Mille drove quite a long distance to Houston to see me...I have known them and their parents Dominique and Mireille Mille in VN for the last 9 years. So it was so good to see them again. After having lunch at Kimberly's house they drove me to Conroe to see Ken Newman and his family. I was so happy to see them again and to see their parents who came there to meet me. We have met them all in VN before, so it was so good to be in their home and have fellowship with them...

On Saturday March 31st, Ken and his son drove me to the airport and I left for Utah. I arrived at the Salt Lake Airport and was met by David Bement and he took me to his home. In 1968, David was in VN and he was stationed right in NhaTrang where Edwin Allen and I were having our mission, so it was so good to see him again after 39 years...David took me to many places to see our friends and workers. On Sunday, we had a big reunion meeting with the 2 sister workers and our friends there, and in the afternoon we had a Gospel mtg and after that a potluck dinner at one friend's home...There were quite a number of friends including 2 brother workers Titus Lehman and Martin Wilson in the next field with the sister workers. They asked me to talk about the work in VN and we had a very good time together.

On Wednesday April 4th, David drove me to the airport and waited for me until I completed my check in before he left me. It was very kind of him to do so...I arrived at Boise Airport in Idaho and was met by Jay Wicks and his companion Mike, Mrs Hong Le thi, and Don and Lorna Williams who drove all the way from Montana to see me! I was so impressed to see them all there. Mrs Hong is the one who invited me to come to Idaho to see her and her husband. They came to the US in 1975 and were introduced to! the Chr istian and Missionary Alliance Church.

After that, Mrs. Hong was baptized in that church, but in 1977 or 78, her son got ill and was hospitalized. While they were there, an old professing lady met Mrs. Hong and as a result, she was introduced to the Truth...and she made her choice to serve God a few years after that... Her husband is Chinese and he has started coming to the Gospel meetings with her and has the workers to come to their home on Wednesday morning for a Bible read...

We had a Gospel meeting at the auditorium of a school here last night and quite a large number of friends came with a few strangers. I was able to tell them about what God had been able to do in our country since 1958 when the first 2 workers from Australia and New Zealand came to preach the Gospel in South of VietNam, and then in 1960 when Phyllis Munn and Bonnie Dahlin came to help in the work there. The Gospel has spread to many parts of our country now and has born much fruit now as we have a few more workers from Canada and the US and Korea to come to help us...

I was very happy to see David Waldo and his wife in the meeting. He has asked us to come to see him at their convention ground here. David Waldo was in VN in 1967 or so...I am very thankful to have this time free to visit these friends whom I hadn't seen for a long time or had never seen before. I will visit Portland, OR, next weekend, and after that I will go to Sacramento and San lose a see a few more friends before I return to the Orange County on the 17th of April to see my folk and get ready to attend the 1st Buttonwillow convention and then return to VN as soon as the convention ends on the 6th of May. I will close here with best wishes to all of you.

Yours in Christ,
Chau

-- Vu Ngoc Chau