In July 2021 we brought general foodstuff and essential supplies to the Song Lo Orphanage. Due to rising COVID cases, Vietnam is in a severe lock down. This has made it a challenge for our team to visit the orphanages. We are committed to helping the children, so arranged to have food and supplies brought to the orphanage. The nuns and children carried everything inside.

We brought tapioca flour, peanuts, mung beans, sugar, chocolate milk, bread crumbs, bird nest drink, cheese, bean curd sheets, vegan fish pies, vegan pork, different mushroom varieties, shampoo, toiletries, and diapers.

We arranged for the children to have yummy ice cream popsicle treats. We love to see those big smiles!

This charity trip was made possible through the kindhearted donations from Dan, Van, and Devin Haynes. Thank you!!!


The history of the Song Lo Orphanage’s beginnings is heartwarming. As the story goes, a Buddhist monk was travelling 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.