In August 2023 we had a lovely visit with the children at the Anh Dao Orphanage. We had reached out to the head nun to learn what we could bring the orphanage this month. She provided a detailed list of good and general supplies, and our team in Nha Trang leapt into action. We bought everything on the shopping list, and on the day of our visit, loaded up a van and made the drive north into Ninh Hoa.

When we arrived, the children helped carry everything into the common room, and all the children came out to greet our team. On this visit, we brought bags of rice, peanuts, mung beans, black beans, red beans, sesame seeds, pork, fish, meat pies, eggs, fresh vegetables, vegan pork, vegan fish pies, mushrooms, tofu sheets, sugar, cooking oil, fish sauce, soy sauce, sriracha, toilet paper, and snacks.

As a fun treat, our team prepared sweet tea drinks and cookies. All the children sat in circles on the floor, and we handed out treats for all to share and enjoy. It was a lovely day!

This charity trip was made possible through the kind donations from JL Support Services. 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.