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TRIP TO VIETNAM
In March of 2003, Lee Johnson and Carol Showalter traveled to Vietnam to serve and bring medical supplies for the Children of Peace International.

Julie DeHart (pictured below), an orphan in Vietnam, was adopted by American parents. She traveled back to find her family and visited the orphanage from which she came.


[Travelers to Viet Nam]
Carol Showalter, Lee Johnson, David and Julie DeHart

About Children of Peace International

On April 30, 1975 Binh Rybacki (then Nguyen Thi Thanh Binh) and her family fled Vietnam as Communist troops overran Saigon and settled in the United States to start new lives.

In 1993, Binh returned to Vietnam, located the rest of her family, and began to make peace with her home country.

Unable to leave things as she found them, Binh began Children of Peace International (COPI) to help improve the lives of orphans and street children.

Current projects and activities of Children of Peace in Vietnam include: schools and orphanages, scholarships, micro-loan programs, hospital support, an HIV center, community support, medical missions, and adoption.

For more information about the Children of Peace International visit www.childrenofpeace.org

Binh Rybacki and Lee Johnson at a leper colony run by Catholic nuns and supported by COPI. (below)

[Lee and Binh]

[Children at Orphanage]
Children at COPI orphanage (above)
Boat people - Ha Long Bay (below)

[Boat People]
 
[Carol at Leper Colony]
Carol Showalter with a 25 year old with sequelae of polio which he had at age one. They are at a leper colony.





[Lee at Orphanage Clinic]
Lee caring for a child at COPI orphanage clinic (above) and holding a child in Ho Chi Mihn City (below).

[Lee and Child]



[Rice Field]
Rice Field near Hanoi. Manual irrigation and fertilization (above)
Boy in boat - Mekong Delta region (below)
[Boy in Boat]
 
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