Author Archives: Paul Tocatlian

Meet the Twins

Little is known about the circumstances that brought Vu Nguyen Thien An and his twin brother to this world. However, their daunting beginning is also a story that turns into resurgence and hope.

A fortunate stroke of serendipity

Annie Nguyen thinks that everything happens for a reason. She had been looking for a way to sponsor a child in Vietnam but hadn’t found the right opportunity; that is until now.

Let’s kick it up a notch!

When Hannah and I discussed our fundraising goal for 2019, we originally decided to raise $5,000. We recently chose to kick it up a notch to $10,000 with the additional funds benefiting three organizations.

Why do we learn?

Why do we learn?

What motivates people to learn and help them achieve their full potential? This brief post considers three intrinsic motivations: awareness, proficiency, and mastery.

Jewelry with a story: Buy it. Wear it. Share it.

Together with women rescued from human trafficking, Eden Ministry creates precious jewelry that carries their story. All profits from the sale of the jewelry benefit the women that come to Eden.

Jacques Tocatlian – The Painter

Jacques Tocatlian was a prolific painter who was not bound by any borders, defined by labels, or frightened of critics. He painted in various styles. His work was good enough to win a first prize, yet sometimes went unappreciated.

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Meet Vũ Thị Xuân Mai

Xuân Mai and the other children from the center come from many places with different backgrounds and contexts. They have unique personalities and various needs. With our continued support, Sister Maria will be able to carry forward her quest to help these deserving children.

Gilets Jaunes Acte XIV

I’m back in Paris for a long week and decided to accompany the 5,000 Gilets Jaunes who were taking their demands to the streets for the fourteenth consecutive weekend.

Jenna Goes Skydiving

As if studying abroad for a semester wasn’t an adventure enough on its own, Jenna Tocatlian took it upon to herself to find the most extreme adventure she could while visiting New Zealand: skydiving.