Vietnamese missionary a father figure for abandoned children in Cambodia

Brother Tung wants his orphanage to be a model showing how Cambodians and ethnic Vietnamese people can peacefully coexist.

A couple of dozen children happily gathered around saying hello to Brother Joseph Nguyen Thanh Tung when he arrived at the orphanage he established in Cambodia’s southeast in 2013.

They offered him a chair to sit on while he offered them fruit and candy.

“He is our daddy. We love him because he brings us up well,” said Joseph Say Ha, 10, the first child to be taken care of by the Vietnamese brother from the Missionary Society of the Redeemer’s Mother.

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