March is a month of new beginnings. In addition to March 21st being the first day of spring it is also Nowruz, what Afghan people celebrate as New Year’s. This year we had an amazing celebration at the new home of Mehan Orphanage. Schools start in March 23rd after a long winter break, and the children who have been visiting their relatives have already begun to return. They are all excited and full of stories to tell, so ask them to share their experiences with you in their letters. While the children were on their vacation, our staff worked around the clock to get the new home of Mehan Orphanage ready. They also did maintenance at boys’ orphanage repairing and painting the house, replacing the bed sheets, curtains and other necessary items.