In April 2024 we had a fun visit to the Thien Tam Orphanage. We had reached out to the caretakers and asked what items we could bring this month. They provided us with a detailed list, and our team bought everything at local markets. Next, we loaded up a van and made the drive out to see the children.

When we arrived, the children helped carry everything inside. On this visit, we brought bags of rice, varieties of meat, fish, shrimp, peanuts, packages of milk, sugar, seasonings, cooking oil, boxes of ramen, seaweed, yogurt, siracha, fresh vegetables, floor soap, shampoo, and new shoes.

Then we handed out iced bubble tea drinks for everyone to enjoy. Finally, the children put on their new athletic shoes, went to the field behind the orphanage, and played soccer. It was a lovely day!

This charity trip was made possible through the kind donations from Koshu Takatsuji, Daniel Cole, Dana Sundberg, and Vien Lam and Kevin Spring. 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 a small group of adolescents.