“We sensed that something terrible would be happening to us. So we tried to flee the country.”
About This Talk
Anh Vu Sawyer was a college student when she and her family left Saigon, Vietnam, via the American Embassy rooftop in 1975. In this talk she recounts her refugee story and her cry to God not to be forgotten.
About The Speaker
Anh Vu Sawyer
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“It is truly an honor for me, as a former refugee, to be able to be God’s hands and heart. To serve and to love these people who are displaced.”
- Find out more about the Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts
- Visit Anh’s speaker website
- Anh’s interview with the Worcester Woman’s Oral History Project
- 5 Key Reflection Questions about Refugees and Immigrants
- Read more about Anh’s work in the “Worcester Magazine 2018 Hometown Heroes”
Anh Vu Sawyer has written a book about her experiences called “Song of Saigon: One Woman’s Journey to Freedom.” In this memoir you can get an even deeper look into her amazing story. You can buy the book on Amazon by clicking the button bellow.
We recommend the book “Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition” by Christine Pohl. Her approach to hospitality is valuable to the church today. You can buy the book on Amazon by clicking the button bellow.
About The RIC Project
The Refugee and Immigration Collaborative seeks to name the fears, put faces and stories with the statistics, and help us understand the Biblical call to care about and for refugees and immigrants. We hope to periodically send out updates with recommended resources and news from our partners. Subscribe below to never miss a post.