Another young man, Adelph, arrived in 2007 after his parents died. At that time his only option was to become a cattle herder. He recalls how the theme of "industriousness" at VA helped him complete his high school education. He is now taking English classes and wants to later study diplomacy.
The multi-day celebration was covered by Chadian media and the First Lady of Chad sent a representative to participate in the event. There were times of thanksgiving, speeches, singing, sports activities and skits. It was a good time of remem-bering all that God has done through these last 10 years and to reflect on the possibilities of what could follow.
We thank you, our donors, for the support you have provided to help make all that happens at Village Al-tonodji possible. Though you are miles away, you are helping to change the lives of orphans in Chad and, through them, a nation.