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

Dyness September 20

“Just Like a Miracle” | Mission Moment

Today, nearly 1,300 orphaned and vulnerable children are sponsored through Lifesong every month by people just like you. As a result, each of these sponsored children receives food, education, and Gospel-centered care. Dyness is one of these children. Here is …Read More

September 12

A Personal Invitation to Change a Child’s Life

Each time I go to Zambia, I get to see the fruitfulness of God’s hand and the way that sponsors impact the lives of each of my favorite kiddos.   I see the way [the students] are loved by each …Read More

July 16

A Daughter of the One True King

I am His princess. Valued. Chosen. And Special!   I’ve known this my whole life. I’ve had the privilege of growing up in a family and a culture that values women. Now I know there is discrimination, sexism, and #metoo …Read More

May 17

A Zambian Adoption Story

Your support helps change the lives of orphans around the world. Whether through adoption funding or orphan care, lives are being transformed by the Gospel. Here is one family’s story. MEET PASTOR MARON AND HIS WIFE, PRECIOUS. Pastor Maron is …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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