In November 2023 our team had a great visit with the children at the Thien An Charity Home and School. In addition to providing free daycare and preschool to these poor children, Thien An also provides free meals. With many mouths to feed, they rely on donations for assistance. We coordinated with the caretakers and made a detailed list of items that we could bring this month. On the day of the visit, our team of volunteers bought everything at local markets, loaded up a van, and made the drive out to the home.

When we arrived, we stacked all the supplies in the main courtyard. On this visit, we brought bags of rice, packages of sausages, varieties of flavored milk, bottles of cooking oil, bottles of fish sauce, bottled water, hand soap, and cleaning products.

As a treat for the children, we prepared bubble tea drinks for all to enjoy. It was a lovely visit!

This charity trip was made possible through the kindhearted donations from Bichlien Nguyen, Hung Pham, and Dan, Van, and Devin Haynes. Thank you!!!


This loving place is located in the hilly countryside of Khanh Hoa province. There are very few schools in this region and illiteracy among children is high. The local Thien An Catholic Church sought to help the children complete their schooling, so started the Thien An Charity Home and School. The children have housing accommodations and receive their meals in a communal dining hall. Classrooms have been set up so the children can all receive the education they richly deserve.