Some people do not believe that
there is a Higher Power guiding us through life, thereby
explaining all those situations that we interpret as
coincidences. If there is not a Higher Power, why was I contacted
by Dennis Coyne, who had never known me, with a request to support
a Vietnamese orphanage just when I was searching for an
orphanage? Why did the Sunday Reading that same week contain the
words, 'support the orphans'? Why did the group that visited the
orphanage in February 2007 carry undesignated funds that were
available to be used when we learned about a 4th
orphanage that had been unable to find money to dig a well?
My background includes 5 years
teaching at a technical college and nearly 30 years in management
at an over-the road truck dealership working for a family who
believes in always 'doing what is right.' After spending 6 months
in Vietnam as a radio operator near Quang Tri, and finding that I
was unable to forget about my experiences there, I finally
developed an understanding that my time in Vietnam had become a
positive part of my background and that something worthwhile could
take place as a result.
When we share what we have with others
we are rewarded many times over and my reward has been the
connection with Vinh Son Orphanages.