We first saw the site where VA would be built during a trip in December 2005. The land was in the middle of a farming area and could only be reached by a small dirt road. As we were inspecting the site, a herdsman came by with a number of cows. It took eyes of faith to see what could happen and Dr. Bako was the visionary that could set the path for others to follow.
Mission:Chad had only existed for about 1 -½ years at this point and we had a very small budget, so we thought it would be a long process before anything significant was built on the site. But God in His faithfulness had other plans. Through contacts with a partner agency, a large donation was given for VA - enough for the first two orphan dorms, a building for the widows, a kitchen and a place to eat. Other funds arrived for school buildings, administration offices and a guest house. Other partners helped in funding still other buildings - a chapel, a bakery and a sewing class room.