On July 4, 2020 we had a very fun visit to the Thien Tam Orphanage. In addition to bringing essential supplies for the orphanage, we arranged to have birthday parties with the children. We coordinated with the caretakers ahead of time, and brought bags of rice, seasonings, bottles of cooking oil, bottles of soy sauce, bottle of fish sauce, condensed milk, frozen and fresh meats, bags of dried shrimp, packages of instant noodles, and soup seasonings.

Some of the children had recent birthdays, and we also arranged to have birthday cakes, decorations, and presents for all the children. The children performed a dance they had learned in school, then everyone sat down for cake and treats. It was a lovely birthday party!

This special charity trip was made possible through the kind donations from Chuck and Phi Fiese. 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.