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Solar Energy Installation!

Can you imagine a life without electricity? For the children of Arbre de Vie, life without electricity is their reality. Our orphanage, that is home to many, is off the grid of electricity and because of this has never had the luxury or security that electricity brings. In order to bring the national electricity to…

“Golf for the Orphans” Event Recap

It was such a blessing and surprise when a friend and brother in Christ, Ed Check, approached Ashley Barchus, our president and the orphanage director, to inform her that he felt led to have a fundraiser for the orphanage. Upon his own initiative he thought of, planned, and executed a very successful fundraiser in order to…

Prayer Dedication

Earlier this month we were blessed to have a team from Beavercreek Church of the Nazarene (Beavercreek, Ohio) join Ashley & Jon Barchus, our board president and vice president and parents at the orphanage, in Benin to minister alongside them with Arbre de Vie. The children loved having this team of 6 women in Sakete…

Dormitory Inauguration

The inauguration of our new dormitory at the orphanage was on June 14th. We are grateful for all who came to participate in this special day for our organization and for the children of Yedidja! There were several Beninese governmental officials in attendance, as well as representatives from the US Embassy. One of our Tree…

Baby Esther: Update!

Many of you probably remember the story about sweet Esther. To find out more about her history, go to http://treeoflifeusa.org/esther/ for our initial post regarding her needs. Our staff in Benin met with Esther’s father several weeks ago and instructed him to go with her for an updated consultation by the medical staff at the hospital. During…