Justin & Rachel Gruelle 2018-02-23T18:33:03+00:00

Justin & Rachel Gruelle

Justin and Rachel joined our team in September 2016. Justin has a business background and was a pastor, and Rachel was a teacher in the States. Rachel came for the first time to volunteer with Arbre de Vie in 2008, and Justin in 2011. They had come several times on short term trips and fallen in love with the place and the people before they felt like God was calling them to move full-time to Benin. Justin and Rachel are able to be aunt and uncle to all of the kids and help in caring for them, playing with them, assisting with homework help, and all of the other tasks that go along with life in a family! Justin also aides with finances and ministry related needs while Rachel helps with the educational needs of the organization.

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Why do we help to support the work at Arbre de vie? Ever since my first visit there in 2008, I have had a special place in my heart for the people of Africa, Benin and especially Arbre de vie. I have visited twice more since 2008, and the tug on my heart just grows stronger with each visit. I wish I could spend more time there and support them even more as God calls us to do.



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