Vietnam: November 2018 Update
Forty-eight years after his military service in the Vietnam conflict, FMSA president, Mitch Zychowski, returned there in November. With his long-time good friend, Billie Hall, he retraced his steps, traveling all through the country. Their travels eventually took them to an orphanage established and supported by the Cristina Noble Children’s Foundation, a non-political/non-religious charity. (www.cncf.org) What they saw there broke their hearts. This orphanage was home to infants and children who had been abandoned by parents unwilling or unable to care for them. Some of them suffered severe physical deformities and other birth defects as third generation victims of Agent Orange. Seeing their need for help, FMSA got involved by purchasing milk and formula.
FMSA is now also investigating the work of Mission Vietnam, a faith-based inter-denominational organization that is involved in several different humanitarian projects. (www.missionvietnam.org) As it is illegal to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Vietnam anywhere except in a church, we are prayerfully considering financing the building of one or more churches through Mission Vietnam.
Please take a few minutes to look at the pictures and videos from Mitch’s trip. Some are funny, some are heart wrenching. If you do, we think you will understand our desire to help the people of Vietnam, both spiritually and physically.