In early February 2021 we visited the children at the Suoi Cat Charity Home. The Lunar New Year falls in February this year, and Tet is the biggest holiday of the year in Vietnam. The children at Suoi Dau all come from poor families who struggle to support them, and we wanted the children to enjoy the traditions and festivities of Tet as we welcome the Year of the Ox.

We coordinated with the caretakers and arranged to have Lunar New Year care packages for each child to bring home to their families. They received traditional banh Tet cakes, a box of noodles, drinks, general foodstuff, and traditional sweets and treats. The boys gathered in front of the home to receive their packages, then sat down for some frozen treats that our team had brought. Afterwards, the children went into the adjacent field for soccer and volleyball. So much fun!

This Lunar New Year visit was made possible through a donation from the BEI Foundation. Thank you!!!


The Suoi Dau Charity Home is located in Suoi Dau district near Suoi Cat, which are both poor communities to the west of Nha Trang composed of rural farming hamlets that live in poverty. The Suoi Dau Charity Home is a loving place that houses and cares for a group of the community’s young boys whose families struggle to support and provide for them. The boys stay at the home year-round, sleep in dormitories, and have meals together in a communal dining hall. The boys all come from the ethnic Raglay minority group. Overseen by pastor Dam Nguyen, the caretakers who run the home provide a nurturing environment and ensure the children attend local public schools and provide after-school tutoring lessons.