In January 2023 we had a lovely Lunar New Year visit to the Thien An Charity Home. We had reached out to the caretakers and told that that we wanted to do something special for the children.

When we arrived, we unloaded all the supplies into the main common room. On this visit, we brought. To celebrate Tet, the children got sweet tea drinks and red envelopes of lucky money. All of these children come from poor families, so we also arranged for everyone to have a special Tet care package to take home. These included Banh Tet sticky rice cakes, traditional Tet sweets, a box of ramen noodles, bottles of soy sauce and fish sauce, sugar, and seasonings. Everyone was so happy!

This charity trip was made possible through a kind donation from Paul Baty. 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.