Category Archives: Volunteering

Go Vap Orphanage

Written about Monday, April 12, 2010 Tricia Houston Last year I asked Kim if I could teach a lesson at the orphanage that she volunteers at and was once a home for her. This has been in the pl......

35 Years Ago

April 6, 2010 Tricia Houston I did not realize that yesterday, April 5, was the day I left Saigon to a new home in America 35 years ago. Today, April 6 was when I touched down on American soi......

An Orphan Named Nhu

Written about April 5, 2010 Tricia Houston In the morning I met my dear friend, Kim, to travel to our destination. Our purpose for the morning was to participate in a VAN GO Conference at the ......

Min Anh & The Children Afflicted With Agent Orange at Tu Du Maternity Hospital

A fellow adoptee ‘introduced’ me to a lovely English lady who is a humanitarian & has done so much for the children of Vietnam. Since 1995 Brenda has been visiting Vietnam to help out in its......

From Flip Flops To High Heels

This time of year in Vietnam is so hot & humid, & running around the orphanage like a crazy woman means that I cannot wear shoes which are difficult to take off. The Vietnamese custom is......

I’m Leaving On A Jet Plane, Returning To Vietnam Again.

I am so excited as I am leaving today, to return to my old orphanage & volunteer again. I must admit, it has been exhausting trying to arrange collections & packing up all the toys for......