Our Mission History
Lovers of the Holy Cross were founded by a French missionary, Bishop Lambert de La Motte, in Viet Nam, in 1670. Our charism is to direct our mind, heart and life toward Jesus Christ Crucified, and our ministries are in the field of social work, education and health care. Following the footsteps of our Founder, Bishop Lambert de la Motte, we continue to share the love of Christ with all who are suffering through Mission of Love. The Mission of Love started in the summer 2013 for the purpose of serving the poor in the remote areas in North Viet Nam. This is our ninth year on this mission and we still have a lot of work to do.
As visible hands of Christ Crucified, we comfort the poor and alleviate their suffering.
We believe everyone is the image of God and deserves to
be loved and respected.
We seek to improve the lives of the poor.
We serve our brothers and sisters with love.
Transform the world with our love
A Drop of Water
Every bucket, every pond, every river,
and every ocean started with a drop of water.
A single road will open up many paths.
A single roof will shelter many people.
A single well will feed a village.
A single word (education) will change a life.
(By Dr. Hieu Van Ho, MD)
Making A Difference
Scholarships and Childcare
We provide scholarships for poor students, handicapped students and orphans
$340/year for a childcare
$100/year for an elementary school
$200/year for a high school
$1,000/year for a college
Build Houses and Churches
We build houses to provide them a decent place to live
$3,000 for a house
$250 for a cement floor
$250 for a roof
Filtration Water and Water Tanks
We build one purified water system for each village
$8,000 for a purified water system for the whole village
$50/1000 liters water tank for a family
Lunch for Children and Elderly
We provide lunch every weekend for children and elderly when they come to the church for mass and catechism
Provide Blankets, Jackets and Sandals
Every winter we provide thousands of blankets, warm jackets and shoes for villages.
$12 per blanket
$5 per jacket
$1.50 per a pair of sandals
Emergency Support for
Storms and Pandemic
We provide food for families during the COVID-19 pandemic
Meet the Team
Sr. Josefa Ha
Coordinator of Mission of Love
Sr. Josefa oversees all volunteers and is in charge of connecting the leaders of those whom we serve and reviewing projects before accepting to support them.
We all are volunteers. 100% of donation and fundraising will go directly to the projects.
Your donation is tax-deductible.
The check can be made out to:
LHC Mission of Love
10734 S. Widener Ave.
Whittier, CA 90603
Zelle or Venmo
Donate directly through your mobile bank app with Zelle or Venmo. Simply open the Zelle app, add (714) 204-5891 as the recipient and click “Pay” or scan the QR code above to pay with Venmo
"Jesus Christ Crucified is the one and only Object of our minds and hearts"
Bishop Lambert de La Motte
We thank God for our benefactors and their generosity. Without their love and support, we could not have extended our hands to care for those in need for the past years. All donations go directly to the projects for the poor.
Sr. Madeline Nguyen
With preferential love for children, the poverty found among the kids captivated me the most. I saw children running around without shoes, their faces covered with layers of dirt mixed with smeared snots... (Read more)
We are like flowers planted in one vast garden field. Though we are each our own individual flowers, there is something—something far beyond our perceived reality—that interconnects each of us to one another... (Read more)
Sr. Faustina Thu Thao Nguyen
Thời gian trôi qua thật mau, mới thoáng đó mà chương trình Sứ Mạng Yêu Thương đã gần tròn 9 năm tuổi. . Mùa Hè năm 2013 là chuyến làm thiện nguyện đầu tiên của các Soeur nơi quê hương Việt Nam. (Read more)