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 share Christ with orphaned and vulnerable children by providing education and provision to the future leaders of Zambia.

Through several ministry outlets, we seek to reach children in poverty-stricken communities like Kitwe where they are often left to fend for themselves and eventually end up dropping out of school. Without an education or vocational training, many kids have little hope to break the poverty cycle.

  • 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

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

July 15

God Keeps Building His Ministry in Zambia!

God has built amazing things in Zambia! And with your support, the work continues.   Here’s a recent update from our team– Building Kingdom Men In early July, 74 young men from our Student Life program gathered for a weekend-long …Read More

April 22

Look What’s Happening in Zambia!

Thank you for supporting orphaned and vulnerable children. Through you, God is raising up leaders in Zambia who will impact generations to come.   Here’s some exciting news from our team. Celebrating Women In early March, we celebrated International Women’s …Read More

February 4

New Beginnings in Zambia!

Your support for orphaned and vulnerable children in Zambia is changing lives.   Here’s some recent news from our team– 2019 is a year of new beginnings in Zambia! . New Preschool Class Our 2019 preschool students (see photo above) …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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