Such a good sport, he didn't refuse any task or chore given to him such as doing the dishes, cooking, setting the table, fixing bicycles and making bracelets and necklaces with them. The children adored him.
There was obviously a bit of a language barrier, but this gave the children an opportunity to practice their English conversation skills, and despite many mistakes and hand motions, they were still able to understand each other. His kind and welcoming face made it easy to build a relationship with each girl, and they were especially thrilled that he managed to remember all their names after only 1 day.
I often wondered what the best contributions are you could give in life? What one's purpose was in life? Generally speaking, one's purpose is whatever one is truly interested in, and so many people fail to discover their personal mission in life. Dr. Ehum, on the other hand, with his high sense of responsibility and good nature, was willing to overcome any hardship and live his life with a new found mission -- to keep pushing forward in his charity work.
To farewell Dr. Ehum, after lunch, the children gathered around him, some crying, other hiding their tears. But it's not Good Bye....just See You Later.
Feb 20, 2017
Translated by Mr. Phung and Jacqueline Huynh. The original version in Vietnamese entitled "Như Một Sứ Mệnh"