Entries by Tony

Faces and Feet

    When I saw the contrast between their faces and feet, I couldn’t help it.  “We will …. ”  But first, let me give you some background: In Ha Giang Province, a mountainous region that borders China, neither homes nor schools have heat.  In response to a request from the Provincial Education Department, an Orphan […]

How Do You Measure Inner Healing?

A HAPPY REPORT An orphanage is not plan A for children ~ parents are.  But in some cases when a child has no parents, an orphanage is the best option to provide for that child’s safety and care.  Promise House Group Home is such a place of safety for children like Dung. Dung’s father abandoned […]

First Time To The Dentist

Friendship Team Blesses Children in Remote Province Treating a young patient Dr. Ralph Thacker is the first dentist that most of the Tay Giang children have ever seen.  For several days, Dr. Thacker’s team saw child after child for examinations, teeth cleaning, and treatment. In all, about 350 children, teachers and villagers received dental care. […]

Have You Ever Been Hungry?

A minister asked us recently how he might help his children understand what it’s like to not have enough food. “What can we do to help them understand?” he said. Our response was to share a Promise House story and challenge those children, and all of us, to put ourselves in their shoes, even just […]

Baby Gai’s Story

A 14-year-old girl rides from a school tutoring session to her rural home in the dark of night. Suddenly, in an isolated place, a man drags her off her bicycle and rapes her. Fearful and confused, the girl tells no one–but her grandmother understands five months later when she begins to show. Panic stricken, the […]

Orphan Voice Rejoices Over News of Trafficking Rescues

Child Sex Trafficking Rescue: FBI Saves 105 Victims in ‘Operation Cross Country’ Posted: 07/29/2013 10:57 am EDT The FBI has rescued 105 child sex-trafficking victims, FBI Assistant Director Ronald Hosko announced Monday. The youngest of the rescued children was 9 years old, according to Reuters. One underage victim told officials she became involved with prostitution […]

Helping Vy – Your Gift Saves a Life

At only three months old, little Vy was struggling.  She was born with a serious heart condition: a ventricular septal defect–with the complication of severe pulmonary hypertension.  She was getting weaker and weaker and, we were told, would not live without successful surgery. Some time ago, Vy’s dad left his rural (jobless) home and family to […]

The Happiest Boy in Vietnam

Sang always wears a smile!  The smallest benefit or blessing brings a wide, toothy grin to his face.  Not so remarkable, you say.  But it is remarkable when you know that Sang suffers from cerebral palsy–cerebral palsy that was largely unattended to while he grew up. Sang’s family brought him to Orphan Voice’s Phu Ninh […]

Their Ship Has Come In

United States Sailors Bless Children Sailors from the Destroyer USS Chung-Hoon and Navy Rescue Vessel, Salvor, recently completed a five day visit to Danang.  When not involved in maneuvers and training, the sailors took time to host 108 Danang orphans on a tour of their ships.  It was an awesome experience for the kids.  On […]