Why Vietnam?

It may be a surprise to many, but my decision to live and work in Vietnam was not a recent one.

In fact, my plans to relocate to this country started as earlier as 2005. That was when I first visited Ho Chi Minh City.

It was during that visit that I fell in love with the people, culture and food.

Apart from that, it was apparent that there were plenty to do in socially transforming this country. Equally ample were the opportunities for economic growth that were just waiting to be uncovered.

Therefore, ever since my first visit in 2005, I had continued to visit Ho Chi Minh City almost every year for short-term community  projects. And every trip intensified my love and burden for this country.

However, relocating to Vietnam had always being about His timing and the right opportunity. And when that timing and right opportunity came together unexpectedly in June this year, it was not that difficult to accept the offer and take the leap of faith.

Now that I am finally in Vietnam, I’m convinced that it is He who brought me here. But for what specific reasons? I’m still finding out with each passing day.

Though I may not be super-rich, well-connected or multi-talented, but I do know that I’m blessed. And it is simply my desire to be a blessing in this land where I believe I can make some difference with Him and through Him.

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