The Nguyens practice Feng Shui, favor earth tones and have an uncomplicated approach to living. “The Craftsman” epitomizes their natural, peaceful style.

The Craftsman

Thang Nguyen was a member of the Vietnamese Air Force that supported U.S. soldiers during the Vietnam War. Afterwards, he and his family came to Joplin where Thang worked for over three decades at General Mills. The night of the storm, Thang convinced his wife to save the dinner she had prepared and go out to satisfy his craving for seafood. While the storm missed the restaurant, it destroyed their home. A local church provided an apartment for them. But with the lease soon to expire, they were concerned about where they would live next.