In October 2022 we had a great visit with the children at the Song Lo Orphanage. After speaking with the nuns about the orphanage’s current needs, our team took their shopping list to local markets and bought everything they requested. Next, we loaded up a van and made the drive out to see the children.

When our team arrived, the children were excellent helpers and brought everything inside. On this visit, we brought bags of mung beans, black beans, peanuts, sesame seeds, and mushrooms, sugar, soup paste, seasonings, vegan fish sauce, vegan meat pies, tofu sheets, vegan meat, apples, longans, seaweed, wipes, office supplies, mosquito repellent, socks, tissues, tiger balm, toothpaste, fabric softener, and laundry detergent.

As a fun treat, we brought bubble tea drinks for everyone. Yummy!

This charity trip was made possible through the kind donations of an anonymous donor. Thank you!!!


The history of the Song Lo Orphanage’s beginnings is heartwarming. As the story goes, a Buddhist monk was traveling in the countryside when he encountered a woman who said she could not care for her 2 children. She left the babies with the monk and fled. Not expecting to have 2 babies to care for, the monk made his way to the Song Lo pagoda, and the head nun at the pagoda, Sister Cat, agreed to care for the children. From that point on, orphans have been either brought to the pagoda, or abandoned at their gates. Formed in 2012, the Song Lo Orphanage cares for a small group of young children. Located adjacent the Son Lo pagoda, it’s a small facility deep in the countryside west of Nha Trang.