In October 2023 we brought lots of food and general supplies to the Anh Dao Orphanage, then had a great visit with the children. We had reached out to the head nun and made a detailed list of items to bring this month. On the day of the visit, our team bought everything at local markets, loaded up a van, and made the drive north into Ninh Hoa.

When we arrived, the children came out to greet our team and helped carry all the supplies into the main common room. On this visit, we brought bags of rice, boxes of ramen, pork, fish, shrimp, eggs, fish pies, vegan chicken, vegan beef, vegan fish, tofu sheets, mushrooms, fresh vegetables, seitan, seasonings, soy sauce, fish sauce, siracha, sugar, cooking oil, detergent, shampoo, and soap.

The children all gathered in the common room and our team handed out sweets for everyone to enjoy. It was a lovely day with the children!

This charity trip was made possible through 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.