HAITI & ZAMBIA
We believe in building lasting, consistent relationships and sowing into ministries that serve with integrity. It was with that mindset we bagan to partner with Love A Child in Fond Parisien, Haiti in 2015 and Reaching A Generation in the Republic of Zambia in 2016.
Since then, we have had the opportunity to host 8 trips to serve alongside the teams at LAC and RAG. On those trips, we have gotten to sow into the lives of hundreds with the truth of the Gospel, food, and clothing. Through our partners, families, and teams, God has provided the funding for us to build 22 water wells. This is just the beginning.
*Due to the ongoing civil unrest, we are very sad that we did not get to take a team to serve in Haiti this year. Our partners at Love A Child have had to cancel all their mission trips this year because they cannot assure the safety of the volunteers coming to the country. Please pray for the people of Haiti and for the staff of Love A Child. They have had to stop taking trips up into the mountains because driving on the roads is not safe. The people of Haiti are desperate, given that gas prices have skyrocketed and electricity has been extremely limited. We hope to be able to serve with them in 2020.
Click the link below for information about our 2020 trips.
Reaching a Generation || August 20-31 2019
Our 2019 trip to Zambia was one for the books. Our fundraising efforts resulted in 4 wells funded and the drill rig was running in tip-top shape, so the team was able to complete 4 wells for 4 different villages. After each well was installed and the hand pump attached, the joy that you would see on the faces of the people is forever etched in our minds. Just to see the smiles over something as simple as water. Hundreds of lives have been impacted by the generosity of the donors and the team that helped build the wells. Having access to clean water – in this drought stricken area – really means life or death. In the last village we visited, Malula, the nduna (village chief) told us that he lost his son in 2014 to a crocodile. The team really felt the weight of this, but rejoiced with him over the fact that no one else in his village has to die that way.
One exciting thing we learned this trip is that in several villages where well have been built, some women have started small businesses. Due to the fact that they no longer spend most of their days walking to and from the river to get water, they have more free time. In their free time they started small businesses. This is how one small thing – that only costs $5000 – can have such a domino effect of positives things for hundreds of people living in poverty.
We also got to spend some time with the girls at one of the Imagine Hope Centers and host a Children’s Church for over 100 kids. Reaching A Generation (RAG) is about to open the third Imagine Hope Center, which is rescuing girls from child marriage and giving them a hope and a future to help be change agents. RAG will also be opening a skills center that will focus on teaching tannery skills to local woman and allow them to start businesses. There is quite an epidemic of hoof and mouth disease impacting cattle in Bostwana, so those cattle are just slaughtered and the meat is not eaten. But, there is nothing wrong with their hides, so teaching some women the art of tannery will allow them to take an already abundant resource and turn that into profit for their families.
The heart of RAG to build sustainable entities in Zambia amazes me. They are not trying to just be a hand out, but really trying to give hands-up help so that Zambian families can thrive on their own and go on to impact that nation for Christ.
2020 will mark our 5th Anniversary of serving in Zambia. We will return there in June and we are believing for 5 water wells to be funded!
Please pray about either being part of the team or part of the donor team.
We are working to get a team into Haiti as well, but have not secured a date yet. Check back on this website or email our Global Missions director for more details on our 2020 schedule.
To contact our Global Missions Coordinator, Carrie Nichols for more information, you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the form below.