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Friday, February 27, 2015

What is the true meaning of life? Acacia Shade Teaches Volumes About This

"The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose trees you do not expect to sit."  Nelson Henderson

According to their blog, "the African Acacia tree is one of the extraordinary survival stories of the natural world.  Having survived for centuries in one of the harshest landscapes on earth, the Acacia tree has continued to adapt to its surroundings and remains a prominent source of shade and respite on the sun-scorched African Savanna."  A group of caring individuals from Utah founded a non-profit organization to help children with mental and physical disabilities in Ghana,  and the tree symbolizes the challenges they face and their will to survive.  Helping these deserving children thrive in their environment despite their harsh circumstances is what Acacia Shade hopes to achieve.

Today we visited the Acacia Shade House in Accra, Ghana and met the children and caregivers living there.

Sister Robison with Acacia Shade Co-Founder Julie Reneer
Diane and and Essi enjoy a private moment

Julie and the four children living at Acacia Shade and their care giver. The children's names are: Esi, Annabel, Zumah, and Ayariga (boy).Cofounders are Holly Foutz (not pictured & Julie Raneer.)

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