Sunday, November 30, 2014


Today we celebrate MAEGAN! I have truly been blessed with the most amazing younger sister anyone could ask for. She has a heart of gold and does everything for everyone else around! I am so thankful for her example each day and the impact she has made in my life! I hope that she feels extra special today and everyday! Love you Maegan!  

For there is no friend like a sister in calm or stormy weather; To cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray, to lift one if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands.
Christina Rossetti

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


On October 24th Zambia celebrated 50 years of Independence.  This jubilee celebration had been building up for months with shopping areas decorated, commemorative chitenge being sold and celebrations planned all across the country.

At FCA we had a week of celebration for our kids! Each day leading up to the 24th, our students learned more and more about their heritage and the history of Zambia. We celebrated with hats and decorations around the school, and then ended the week with a day of performances and a Jubilee Football Tournament between the classes. 

On Independence Day, the kids headed up to hilltop for a full day of fun! Everyone from the house moms to the kids put on performances about Zambia. It was a day packed with a movie, bounce houses, soccer tournaments and dancing! 

Independence Day was truly a day of celebration for Zambia and for all of us Tree of Life Children's Village! What an incredible country filled with some of the most amazing people! Our kids are going to change the next 50 years of Zambia!

With Love from Zambia,