“And HE showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded he fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.”
Tree of Life (Arbol de Vida) has cared for over 10,000 children since it was founded in 1994.
It is a place where children that were not given a chance in life can receive healing, be secure, reach for their dreams, and prosper. It is an institution and a home.
There is a farm with a barn, orchards, animals, greenhouse, gardens, and a tractor. Schooling is provided on campus for the disadvantaged and the many that are behind. A computer classroom is in the residential building. Public elementary, intermediate, and high school are used. College will now be available at the University of Juarez.
There is a Christian Church; services, prayer, and Bible studies are given.
Cultural pursuits include music, ballet, folk and modern dance classes. Theatre and chorus are planned. Athletic activities are hiking, soccer, basketball, volleyball, horseback riding and weight training.
Professional instructors give trampoline and exercise classes. Swimming and a gymnasium is planned.
Recreation includes the Club House where there are movies, billiards, table soccer, air hockey, stick hockey and ping pong.
The Residential Building is a first class living facility where there are 29 bedrooms, each with 1/2 bath, 16 showers, 2 living rooms, 2 laundry rooms, 2 classrooms, 4 apartments, and a balcony. The non-dormitory atmosphere allows privacy when desired, dignity and a sense of ownership.
The architecture and engineering have been completed for the Cultural Center for the residents and the community.
- John Walker