In June 2021 we visited the Thien Tam Orphanage with essential supplies, then had a birthday party with the children. We learned that 4 children had recent birthdays, so arranged to do something special on this visit. We coordinated with the orphanage caretakers for the party in addition to their monthly allotment of general foodstuff and supplies.

The children helped carry everthing inside and stacked the provisions in the courtyard. We brought bags of rice, boxes of noodles, fresh pork and beef, bottles of cooking oil, bottles of fish sauce, bottles of soy sauce, seasonings, sugar, yogurt, and milk.

The 4 birthday children posed with their cakes and everyone sang happy birthday. The children then sat at the communal tables for a lunch feast. It was a wonderful day!

This charity visit and birthday party was made possible through the kind donation from Chuck and Phi Fiese. Thank you!!!


Founded in 2004, the Thien Tam Orphanage lies 20 minutes south of Nha Trang’s city center, in Phuoc Dong ward. The orphanage is run by Nguyen Dinh Chi and his wife Nguyen Thi Kim Lien. A former orphan himself, Chi set up the orphanage in his home as a place of love and sanctuary for orphans in the community. They currently care for 13 young children.