Mission trip to Nam Tra Vinh Highland
We can change the world, One act of kindness at a time.
Day 1: of Nam Tra Vinh Highland. We drove 5 hours and hiked up to the school on top. Bringing the kids toys, food, toothpaste and toothbrushes and a lot of love. We also gave 3 washing machines & a water filter so the kids have clean drinking water. Thank you all for your loving support
Day 2: The next morning we hiked almost 2 hours to another village bringing the kids gifts and a solar system for their school.
We traveled by car for 4 hrs to get to 13 yr old Quan Dinh and his family. They live in a very tiny little shack in a really poor condition way up in the mountain of Nam Tra My. His father is unknown and his mom who is mentally ill heard we were coming, she got scared and was hiding in the pigpen. Chị Kay Bui with your $200 to Quan we bought him new clothes, shoes, milk, toys, food and many other things for him and his family and gave them a small amount of cash. Quan currently cannot attend school due to his disability since he cannot walk and the school is almost 2 miles away down the hill. We are planning on building a home close to the school for him and his family so he can go to school. If you would like to help Quan and his family whether a one time donation or small monthly donation to help feed them daily please contact me.
Tam Ky Project team cooked lunch for 30 children who are either orphaned, disabled or deaf. We also brought them toys, took them to a fun zone and they got to go swimming in a pool for the very first time after which they ate 30+ banh xeo/crepes for dinner.
Thank you & Tuong Nguyen for all the stuffed animals. The children felt your love when they received your huggable toys.
Thank you Elizabeth Ha Duong & anh Vuong Duong for showing your love for these kids by generously sponsoring this event. It was a fun filled day for all of them!
Tong Phuoc Phuc is an amazing man with an amazingly big heart. Vietnam has an out of control and rampant rate of abortions due to poverty so abortions are very common. This amazing man adopts unwanted babies and opens up his home to shelter pregnant women who are going through hardships and are thinking of aborting. In addition he also has been giving the aborted babies proper burial by picking them up from hospitals and abortion clinics. He bought land with his own money, a little savings at time, to bury the babies. Some of the women that were rescued along with their babies stayed and helped him raise other rescued babies. Since 2004 about 80 rescued babies have been reunited with their mom after the moms became stable enough to support themselves and their babies and a few of them married the baby’s dad when the dad saw their precious baby’s face. Mr Phuc’s work drew my attention last year and I’ve reached out and communicated with him & support his work. His work & the love that he has for the babies is what brought me to this beautiful city Nha Trang for the very first time. I’m so thankful, humbled and blessed to finally meet him and his babies in person today.
This is Loc Tho Pagoda Orphanage and school about 20 minutes drive outside of Nha Trang city. The orphanage is run by nuns and they rely entirely upon donations, much of which comes from people in their immediate community. Besides the orphans who live here, there are over 100 children from poor families studying at this primary school, some of whom also live at the pagoda. The nuns at Loc Tho provide the children with school books, school supplies, school uniforms, daily meals, as well as monthly expenses, such as the salaries for the primary teachers. The kids are happy and well behaved. You can tell they are loved and well cared for by the nuns. Since 1991 there were 17 orphans who lived & grew up here and gone to the outside world. Some are married and are successful. It was such a joyful time spent playing & laughing with the children. We gave the nuns money to help for food and school supplies for the kids. We will definitely return to visit them again.