It was time of us to leave the warm hospitality of the sisters at the convent in Hue. There was much hugging and waving and gift giving. Fruit, sesame candy snacks and conical hats for us all. The sister superior general handed out the gifts and made sure we had been comfortable and looked after at her convent.
What amazes us as we think back at our stay with the sisters is their generosity, fun attitude and willingness to give (as well as their exceptional organisational and cooking skills). We are thankful that we have been able to give back to their communities of children, orphans, disabled and parents who receive their assistance in so many ways. Steve and I noticed how relaxed and at home our girls felt with them. They really do a wonderful job with what they have and what they don’t have.
While we stopped off at China Beach for a swim, Chu our driver received a mobile call and said it was for me. It was sister Anne asking us if everything was going well with our driving journey further south and letting us know that she was missing us already. Sometimes that’s all you need to hear. We miss her too. And Sister Nhoung.
Our last outing with the sisters to the old royal Citadel in Hue. Here are the sisters enjoying “an expensive” chocolate ice cream with us.