A few of our staff members recently visited China to see how we could expand our outreach there. During their trip, they met with a ministry called China Little Flower, which is run by Nebraskan-born Catholic Brent Johnson.
Nguyen was dying. She had a congenital heart valve defect that was slowly getting worse. The 36-year-old widow could no longer work as a day laborer in the rice and coffee fields of southern Vietnam. Without a job she had no way to support herself and her 10-year-old daughter, so she moved back in with her elderly parents for help.
A small group of staff members just returned from Haiti. They were so moved by their experience, they had a hard time holding it together as they spoke to the rest of us about it.