Growing up on a farm ln Zimbabwe was the best start in life imaginable. Ameva Farm for us was a place full of adventure. This included, canoeing on the dams, building forts in the bush, making tree houses and riding our bikes at 'full throttle' in the wide-open spaces.
Zimbabwe has a certain beauty, not only the landscape but people alike and we were fortunate to call it home.
Although, being 'missionary kids' brought with it responsibilities we never appreciated at the time, in fact, to be honest, sometimes those responsibilities felt like a bit of a burden.
It is only now, in hindsight that we can fully appreciate the determination, sacrifice, and love that made Ameva Farm what it is - a blessing to so many through the years. Treasures for eternity (Matthew 6:19-21).
It seems right to thank the amazing people that contributed to the success of Ameva Farm, those who sent donations and others who visited in person and of course those who offered all different types of support to, our dear parents, John and Celia Valentine, of whom we are so proud.
Ameva is not a Shona (the local language) name, it is actually Zulu. Dad discovered that it means, 'place of thorns' and he was reminded of Christ on the cross.
Ameva; 'a place of thorns,' a life-changing place for many.
With Love from The Valentine Kids (The Gang)