In May 2023 we brought a big surprise to the Anh Dao Orphanage. The head nun had told us that many of the children’s mattresses were in need of replacing. We coordinated with the nun and local markets, and had brand new mattresses delivered. Our team then drove out to meet the delivery drivers, and helped carry the mattresses into the main common room.

The children were so excited! They wasted no time putting mattresses on the common room floor and rolling about. It was so much fun!

Next, we handed out ice cream popsicles as a treat, and our team stayed for lunch with the children. It was a lovely day!

These special gifts for the orphans were made possible through the kindhearted donations from two anonymous donors. Thank you!!!


Founded in 2004 by the Buddhist nun Thich Nu An Son, a large group of orphans are cared for at this wonderful home in Ninh Hoa, 62 kilometers north of Nha Trang. Visit the orphanage and you’ll find a well-organized and loving environment. The children are happy, and it’s a joy to sit, talk, and play with the little ones. To help provide nourishment to the children, and as a small means of earning funds, Sister An Son tends a small farm behind the orphanage, in front of the girl’s living quarters. The children eat the vegetables that are grown here, and the surplus can be sold to help pay for monthly expenses.