In late December 2022 our team had a great visit with the children at the Loc Tho Charity School. The school provides meals to all the children, and we reached out to the nuns to see if there was anything we could bring them. With so many mouths to feed, they had a detailed wish list.

Our team bought everything at local markets and drove out to the school. Some of the children were in class while others were doing chores when we arrived. We carried all the provisions into the main courtyard. When it was time for the children’s lunch break, they came out of the classrooms and greeted our team.

On this visit, we brought bags of rice, milk, mushrooms, boxes of ramen, pork, tofu sheets, vegan fish, laundry detergent, and floor soap.

The children then sat at the large communal tables and our team prepared a big lunch for everyone. This charity visit was made possible through the kind donations from Vien Lam and Kevin Spring. Thank you!!!


The Loc Tho Pagoda has had a charity school since 1991, which was founded by Sister Thich Nu Dieu Y.  Sister Dieu Y dedicated her life to the children and passed away in 2014. The school is now run by the amazing and loving nuns of the Loc Tho pagoda. It’s a free primary school for poor children in the community whose parents cannot afford the costs of a public education. Textbooks, uniforms, shoes, school supplies, and teachers’ fees are all paid for by the school, and all children are welcome. The school provides breakfast and lunch for the students. The pagoda also cares for several orphans and foster children.