On May 24, 2020 we had a fun trip to the Thien Tam Orphanage. We spoke with the coordinators ahead of time to learn of their current needs. Our team of volunteers took the list and went shopping at local markets and bought everything that the orphanage required.

On this visit, we brought packages of instant noodles, packages of milk, packages of porridge, packages of pork, cheeses, bottles of cooking oil, bottles of soy sauce, bottles of fish sauce, packages of noodles, frozen meats, bags of rice, dried squid, dried fish, seasonings, fresh vegetables, and many fresh fruits, including pineapple, bananas, rambutans, and watermelon.

The children set up tables and we sliced up the watermelon for a yummy treat. It was a great visit!

This charity trip was made possible through the kindhearted donations of John Paul Kim. Thank you!!!


Founded in 2004, the Thien Tam Orphanage lies 20 minutes south of Nha Trang’s city center, in Phuoc Dong ward. The orphanage is run by Nguyen Dinh Chi and his wife Nguyen Thi Kim Lien. A former orphan himself, Chi set up the orphanage in his home as a place of love and sanctuary for orphans in the community.  They currently care for 13 young children.