He, Tong Phuoc Phuc has turned his home into an orphanage taking in babies unwanted for one reason or another, he asks for no money. He cares for 50 of and has given them all his name. He is a father of 50.
Tong Phuoc Phuc also collects the unborn foetuses and sacredly buries them by digging deep into the ground and then cover with cement (to prevent smell) then cover with sand and put a flower. he has created a cemetery for the foetuses, so far he has buried 9,000. He picks up foetuses found on the roadside, or left by houses and buries them. Phuc believes that each foetus is a spirit and should be honoured.
He ran out of room and tried to purchase more land however he was refused and is no longer permitted (by the government) to bury the foetuses so he now cremates them and keep them in urns at a church, a temporary space. Each tiny urn is given a name as they were not named. Prayer ceremonies are conducted for the foetuses.
As I watched this documentary on BBS World about Tong Phuoc Phuc on August 28, 2011 I was moved by this man capacity to love and not only feel it but to put it into action, word and deed. I searched for a while but was not able to find it on BBC World however I did manage to find other links to the story including the video, so I share with you.
I also found a blog Vietnam Orphan Project that tells part of the story part of the story of how Tong Phuoc Phuc journey of taking in rejected babies began in the event you are not able to view the video.
In a world where so much selfishness and carnage exists and seem to be normalized desensitizing many it is heart-warming and rejuvenating to the spirit to know that angels walk among us.