Annual Christmas party

We held our annual Christmas party on 23rd December, 2011 at Truyen Tin orphanage with the help of more than ten sponsors who helped us provide gifts for the various age groups. After the shopping was done, another friend helped me to pack each gift with their names on each present. The following day, another friend and I drove a motorbike with the bags of gifts to TTO. A restaurant provided food and servers. Everyone enjoyed the meal very much and following the meal, the kids lined up and I asked Miss Cu ( the mother of TTO) to give a key note speech to the kids about being thankful for the gifts they were about to receive and thankful for those who provided the gifts . Needless to say, they were really happy and anxiously awaited the gifts they were about to receive. It was a very special event for them. Another miracle was that when I was shopping clothes for the kids at a local market, a seller once realizing that I was purchasing clothes for orphans, she in the true spirit of Christmas generously donated 12 sets of clothes! God bless her.

Gifts display

Gifts display

Communal gifts

Communal gifts

In front of TTO

In front of TTO

Some Vietnamese dishes as the starter.

Some Vietnamese dishes as the starter.

Beef with Thien ly flower

Beef with Thien ly flower

Saying grace before eating

Saying grace before eating

Happy meal time

Happy meal time

“Ngon lam” means very delicious in Vietnamese.

“Ngon lam” means very delicious in Vietnamese.

A whole chicken is being cooked.

A whole chicken is being cooked.

The first child to receive a gift.

The first child to receive a gift.

A kitchen toy set for one of the girls.

A kitchen toy set for one of the girls.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Everyone enjoying their toys together.

Everyone enjoying their toys together.

Boys will be boys. They love cars.

Boys will be boys. They love cars.

A cool car!

A cool car!

Girls will be girls. They love new clothes.

Girls will be girls. They love new clothes.


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