Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Missionaries to present on medical aid for Vietnam

Two-week trip will assist impoverished patients
A boy displays an artillery shell and other metal items he collected at a village in Buong Tam, Vietnam. CNS photo / Tran Van Giao, UCAN.

For almost two decades, Father Tien Tran, pastor of All Saints Parish in Coquitlam, has been conducting medical mission trips to Vietnam to aid poor patients in remote villages. 

The Vietnamese priest is joined by a team consisting of hundreds of doctors, dentists, and volunteers in his humanitarian travels to Vietnam.

"We see about 500 to 800 patients a day, depending on the size of the team," said Father Tran in an article by The B.C. Catholic.

Father Tran, and Father Joseph Le, who has also been on the mission, will be presenting on the subject at St. Mary's Church on July 20 and 21 during Mass, to gather more support.

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