In February 2022 we visited the amazing children of the Lac Thien Orphanage. We coordinated with the nuns at the orphanage and brought lots of essential supplies and foodstuff. We stacked everything in the common room and all the children gathered around.

On this visit we brought baby formula, racks of eggs, a box of dried squid, a box of dried fish, packages of instant noodles, seasonings, bottles of cooking oil, sugar, dish soap, light bulbs, pens, diapers, and a new juicer.

As a fun treat, our team cut up dozens of oranges and used the orphanage’s new juicer to make fresh-squeezed orange juice for all the children to enjoy. So yummy!

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


Founded in 2006, the Lac Thien Orphanage is part of the Phat Buu pagoda and lies north of Nha Trang in Ninh Hoa district. The orphanage’s origins are endearing. On a peaceful day, a baby was left at the gates of the pagoda. The nuns cared for him, and from that day on they have taken in orphan children from the area. The orphanage is run by the nuns of the pagoda and its head nun, Chon Minh. They rely entirely upon donations, most of which come from people in the community. There are about 30 children at the orphanage, from newborns to teenagers, and Lac Thien also takes in elderly whose family cannot care for them.