In September 2023 we had a great visit with the children at the Thien An Charity Home. After talking with the caretakers about their needs this month, we took the shopping list to local markets and bought everything they required. Our team loaded all the provisions into a van and made the drive out to the home.

When we arrived, we carried the supplies into the courtyard, and all the children came out to greet our team. On this visit, we brought boxes of ramen noodles, milk, chips, eggs, soy sauce, yogurt, cookies, toilet paper, school supplies, and cleaning supplies.

To celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, we handed out toys and lanterns for all the children to play with. So fun! Next, it was time for a fun treat. Our team prepared ice cream with chocolate syrup for all the children. There were lots of smiles! And some messy faces. Finally, we handed out balloons for the children to play. It was a terrific day!

This charity trip was made possible through the kindhearted donations from Chris Dang, Hai Le, Linh Lam, Vanessa Nguyen, and Alysha Sims. 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.