Hope for the Hopeless
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Camp!

Here in Sakété we are excitedly anticipating camp! Starting Sunday, December 27th and wrapping up on Thursday, December 31st  we will be in fierce competitions, playing lots of fun games, laughing hysterically, singing praises to our Lord together and most importantly studying scripture. This is one of our very favorite times of the year! In…

Christmas!

Christmas 2014 will not soon be forgotten! Our Christmas festivities began with the arrival of Ashley’s dad and mom, Curtis and Cindy Reeves, or as they are so lovingly known around the orphanage, Pappy and Grandmaman! They arrived the middle of December to spend Christmas with us in Benin and the wonderful memories we all…

Books for Benin

The past two years for Christmas our children at the orphanage have received brand new French books that were purchased by people around the world through our “Books for Benin” program and we are hoping to make that a reality again this Christmas! The children love having books of their own and of course this…

Augustin’s Voyage to Germany!

Augustin is one of our oldest boys at the orphanage. He has an incredibly gentle spirit, has never met a stranger and loves to make us laugh! He was given an amazing opportunity to travel to Germany this summer during the month of August to visit with many of our Arbre de Vie family and…

Back to School 2014

In Benin, the school year starts the first week of October but we are already beginning preparations for our new school year here at Arbre de Vie! We place a high emphasis on the importance of education for the children at the orphanage. We are incredibly thankful for those who make this important aspect of…

2nd Annual “Golf for the Orphans” Event

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 last year. Upon his own initiative Ed thought of, planned, and executed a very successful fundraiser in…

Camp 2014: The best camp so far!

Camp for 2014 was a week that we are sure will be remembered as one of our favorite weeks of 2014! Our camp fun started Sunday night, February 23rd and ended Thursday morning, February 27th. It was a joy to have 94 children in attendance for this year’s camp of which the theme was, “The…