Round Rock Express family and friends visited Lusaka, Zambia to dedicate Jana’s House at Family Legacy’s Tree of Life Children’s Village from December 28-31, 2016.
The Tree of Life Children’s Village works to rescue children from extreme cases of abuse and poverty in the region. The home was built in honor of Jana Almendarez, the late wife of Express President Chris Almendarez. Jana passed away on May 14, 2016 after an 11-month battle with Stage IV Glioblastoma.
The Round Rock Express has been a part of the Family Legacy Mission for the past three years. In 2013, Chris and his son Chase traveled to Zambia to help coach a baseball camp for orphaned boys. In 2014, they returned with Jana and their youngest son Luke. It was a life-changing trip for the whole family, but it seemed to impact Jana the most. With her strong faith and loving heart, she truly bonded with the orphans she met over there.