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My new path... meet our newest team member Tu!

It's been a busy time in Vietnam. We have had many guests and several of our girls have given birth recently and another is expecting! Exciting times for sure. But with this comes extra work for our team. Our newest team member came at just the... More

More stories of hope from Tet

Here's the last of just the few stories of giving hope and esteem back to families during Tet. Though the event is done, may i ask... if you can help to offset costs? if so it can be done safely at www.gibtk.org. Thanks!   -... More

Personal stories of Hope from Tet store part 1

 Here are the first of few of the personal stories of "shoppers" from this years "Tet shop" All written by GIBTK team members. I hope you enjoy these stories of Hope shared in such a simple way! I did!!!   - Pham... More

Helping to Give Self-esteem back to Dads

Today's note is written by our S.E. Asia director extraordinaire Tam T Tong. I lovingly call her the mighty T's.   It is about our "Tet" shop. Tet being the weeklong Lunar new-year celebration. Culture is that new things... More

Sometimes I gotta wonder

Sometimes I just gotta wonder. It's funny how things play out. This morning as I looked out on the Danang city from the gym. A thought came to me that there is not much poverty in the city.         Later as... More

I forget

 I consider myself a "quick learner" but alas I am a quicker "forgeter"! This trip was not to be one of "doing" our projects but more a relationship builder. It is quickly approaching Tet, the Lunar New year. The... More

Season Greetings

Seasons Greetings!   I don't know about you, but this year-end snuck up on me all to quickly. I pray that you and all that's yours have a wonderful... More

Looking for Friends

Greetings and a Belated Happy Thanksgiving! I hope and pray that this holiday season is a great one for all of you! I am thankful for all you and today I am including a note / request from a VERY SPECIAL lady.   She has served GIBTK... More

The Wedding

Wedding Day!    Huong's and my journey together in life began 10 years ago on my family's first visit to Viet Nam.  In the early years Huong did not speak English, but thanks to the help of translators we were able to... More

Different is terrific! note from Karla

 We have a very special lady visiting Danang and I asked her to write a little of her time there. Karla DeSimone has been part of GIBTK from the beginning. She and her husband David have always helped at every corner they could. David has done... More

Lifting people off the ground

Today's note is written by an extraordinary young man named Hieu. He has led our wheelchair program for several years now. When he first began I had a meeting with him to make sure his position was a "good fit" I asked him "how... More

New found appreciation

Another summer comes to a close. I have mixed feelings; it has been good having my children home, cooking dinner. My son has returned to college. My daughter is quickly beginning her sophomore year in high school. Yet I see them growing and becoming... More

Who is this mighty warrior?

As you read this I am in Chicago for The Global Leadership Conference.   The teen trip has come to an end. Lives were impacted. More then I dare even guess. Teenagers saying that they never realize how good they have it. As they left for... More

Lindas View

 Today's journal is written by GIBTK board member and strong advocate for kids. She has stepped in and helped strengthen our programs as well as helped me personally this past couple years. Blessed to have her as a friend and honored to... More

Mobility and Zoeys early insights

I have personally been involved in giving the gift of mobility to thousands over the years. Thanks to Don Schoendorfer and the Free wheelchair Mission team GIBTK has given away over 120,000 wheelchairs. With all those chairs the need is still so... More