In January 2024 we had a fun Lunar New Year celebration at the Thien An Charity Home. All of the children at Thien An come from very poor families. Because Tet is the biggest holiday of the year, we wanted to do something special for the children and their families.

We coordinated with the caretakers and arranged lots of fun Tet surprises. Our volunteers brought everything to Thien An, and the children and their families were on hand to greet our team. For Tet, all of the children got new clothes to welcome the New Year and red envelopes of lucky money. For each child’s family, there were gift packages of rice, noodles, cooking oil, fish sauce, seasonings, and traditional Tet foods and sweets. They were overjoyed! To add another smile on the children’s faces, we handed out popsicles for everyone to enjoy. It was a lovely day!

This special Tet visit was made possible through the kind donations from Steven Burger and an anonymous donor. 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.