Serving Children in Zambia

At a glance:

Officially known as the Republic of Zambia, the country is landlocked in Southern Africa. Ongoing challenges include rural poverty and high unemployment. One-third of the population has no access to clean water, and one-half of the population lives without adequate sanitation. Girls are at increased risk for teenage pregnancy, and young marriage/pregnancy is nearly pandemic.

Population: 17,459,781

Capital: Lusaka

Religion: Protestant (75.3%), Roman Catholic (20.2%)

Language: Bembe (33.4%), Nyanja (14.7%), Tonga (11.4%), Lozi (5.5%)

Percent of people living on less than $3.10/day: 78.9%

Zambia

Ministry Overview

WE SEEK TO DEVELOP FUTURE LEADERS WHO WILL SUPPORT THE NATION OF ZAMBIA FOR CHRIST.

Specifically, our goal is to grow Christ-centered, loving, financially responsible families, provide transitional living for our graduates to ease them into independent living, and create employment opportunities.

  • 925 CHILDREN SERVED
  • 190 IN-COUNTRY STAFF
  • 8 MINISTRY SITES

Areas of Focus

Here is how we have worked with you since 2007 to reach orphans in Zambia.

We are committed to raising the future leaders of Zambia through educational excellence and biblical truth. We purpose to love the children we reach through Bible-based curriculum, opportunities for praise and worship, Christ-centered home life for our boarding students, and many opportunities for Christian missionaries and staff to mentor and disciple each child.

We challenge our children with a high standard of excellence in education. We invest in our teaching staff through educational advancement, seminars, and conferences. Together, we have achieved higher test scores than most of the other schools in our region.

The most vulnerable children in our care are given a safe and loving home environment with Christian house parents. There they receive a safe place to live, study, and learn responsibility under the discipleship and care of a Christian family.

One of the goals we have for the children in our care is to teach them the importance of giving back. Through food and clothing distribution to volunteering at clinics, our students learn how to help others in need within their community. Through Parents and Teachers Associations we work with community leaders to ensure we are providing the best education for our students.

Our commercial strawberry farm serves as a means to train our children, employ orphan caregivers, and produce profits that help fund the ministry. Through advancements like hydroponics–along with approaches that include permaculture and Farming God’s Way–we aim to give our kids a multi-faceted education that equips them to succeed in an area that economists describe as the future breadbasket of the world. Also, our ministry partner in Kitwe sells coffee and freshly baked goods at Roast Cafe where the proceeds help fund the ministry. If the goods don’t sell same day, we donate them to feed various ministry partners, as well as children living on the streets. Located on the same property as the cafe, the Lifesong Lodge is a recently renovated guest house that provides accommodations for work teams and guests from the public. As with the cafe, the proceeds go to help fund the ministry.

In keeping with our commitment to send our children prepared for adulthood, we offer a vocational school with programming in career fields like mechanics and agriculture.

Stories and Updates

March 30

What’s Happening in Zambia?

Thank you for praying for orphaned and vulnerable kids around the world who are experiencing this time of global uncertainty. We’re thankful to share a recent update from our team in Zambia— . In uncertain times, God is still good. …Read More

January 13

Something to Celebrate in Zambia!

God is doing great things in Zambia! Three years ago, we celebrated our first graduation at Lifesong School in Zambia, and now we have celebrated our third! The needs of the country—and specifically the children—are big. Most children lack adequate …Read More

December 23

A Christmas Greeting from the Kids

We have much to be thankful for! Today, because of people like you, 11,522 orphans and vulnerable children around the world are loved as sons and daughters. And over 8,000 families are celebrating Christmas as a family, many for the …Read More

August 21

Education: A Path out of Poverty

In Zambia, nearly 60% of children live in poor households, and 45% live in extreme poverty. So the needs of the country—and specifically the children—are great. Most children lack adequate access to nutrition, water, housing, and education. In fact, according to …Read More

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“The greatest proof of Christ is changed lives. There are so many instances of changed lives in the stories of the Lifesong children here in Zambia that our Lord Jesus is truly on parade!”

–Brent BakerDirector
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