Spinal Surgery Saves Boy

October 8th, 2013 by Tim

Hau, a 13 year old Vietnamese boy  suffered for years with curvature of the spine. He is now doing very well after his 8 hour surgery, no more fever and is eating and drinking as normal. Soon after surgery he has begun to smile, something he had not done for quite some time.

VietNam Hau surgery
Here are before and after pictures of Hau. Notice how his shoulders are now aligned.

His parents are farmers, living in poverty, having two other children as well. The parents, several years ago did go to church and did hear the Gospel. Since the problems with Hau and because of other struggles, the family drifted away from the church. Now this family, and especially Hau, has experienced the love of the Lord being poured into their lives by having Christians in America pray for and support the spinal surgery for him.

This was a miracle of the Lord, for Hau’s family had no hope for him; there were no funds for this delicate, special surgery. With the help of individual Orphan’s Promise, the money was raised for the surgery and another $1,000 was given for food, medicine, special after care, back brace etc.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS AND MISSION SUPPORT FOR 13 YEAR OLD HAU! Continue to pray for his complete recovery and for a straight spine as he continues to grow up. Hau is right on the edge of his growth spurt, being now 13 years old.


About Tim

Orphan's Promise Regional Manager for Asia Tim grew up in a large, loving family of eight on the Sunshine Coast of eastern Australia. After completing a Bachelor of Commerce and a Graduate Diploma in Education, Tim spent seven enjoyable years teaching at a Christian School where he had attended as a child. In January 2005, after many short term mission trips and a growing desire to serve God and underprivileged children overseas, Tim traded his life on the Coast for the rice fields and mountains of northern Thailand. While missing family, friends, surfing, lamb roast, and the occasional odd comforts of home, Thailand is now where Tim feels called and fulfilled to serve Asia’s vulnerable children. In 2006, Tim began working with CBN Thailand’s humanitarian office and assisted with projects supporting Thailand’s hilltribe children. Later in 2009, Tim was delighted to join the Orphan’s Promise team as a Regional Manager to assist with overseeing projects throughout Asia. He feels incredibly blessed to be able to work with Orphan’s Promise and combine his calling to serve vulnerable children, with his passion for ministry, travel and other cultures. Tim has completed a Master of Arts in Holistic Child Development and is helping Orphan’s Promise to develop new family/community based programs to care for orphaned and vulnerable children in Thailand and across Asia.