MINISTRY PARTNERS

Poetice International

https://poetice.org

Poetice International is a nonprofit organization that exists to empower the Church to fight for justice.  Africa’s Child began partnering with Poetice International in 2016 to provide 39 children with formal education scholarships and the resources they needed to succeed in school. In 2017, Africa’s Child sponsored 56 students.  This funding provided for school fees, uniforms and materials. It also gave their families additional support.   In 2018, Africa’s Child continues to support Poetice’s efforts in Zambia to empower the Church to fight for justice by providing funds to support educational scholarships that help to cover school and boarding fees, groceries, transportation, exam fees, holiday tutoring, uniforms and shoes.  Learn more about the impact funding from Africa’s Child made in 2017 by clicking School Scholarships 2017 Report.

Read the stories of three students impacted by Poetice’s School Scholarship program:

Stolen From Death: Kanyanga Mubiana’s Story

Drake’s Garden: A story about Drake

Education Is Life: A story about Selena

Jubilee Centre

www.jubileecentre.org/

Jubilee Centre is a Christian NGO that empowers churches, communities and their leaders to grow spiritually, flourish physically and have a voice in the world.  Africa’s Child has partnered with the Jubilee Centre since 2015.  Originally, the funds donated from Africa’s Child went specifically to their effort of drilling wells and establishing a lifeline for thousands of families by bringing clean water to their community. All wells were done in partnership with local churches and their community, to ensure the well would be maintained and sustainable for years after it had been drilled. In more recent years, Jubilee Centre has expanded their use of financial donations from Africa’s Child to support two feeding programs at a local church, alleviate poverty through sustainable farming efforts, and help community schools provide quality education, in addition to its continued efforts to sink boreholes to provide clean water to local communities.

“Then have the trumpet sounded everywhere throughout the land” Leviticus 25:9

Hope for Grieving Children – Africa

www.hopeforgrievingchildren.org/

Hope for Grieving Children – Africa is a faith-based organization committed to working with pastors, families, orphans and leaders in the community to help orphaned children reach their full potential by addressing the many symptoms of grief they experience due to parental loss. Africa’s Child has been a financial supporter of Hope for Grieving Children since 2014, helping relieve the suffering and improve the well-being of children in Zambia one child and caregiver at a time. Hope for Grieving Children has three primary programs, each supported to some capacity by funding from Africa’s Child.

  • How to Love a Grieving Child Training, provided by Jeff and Danette Johnson throughout Africa, equip caregivers with the skills and strategies needed to help orphans in their care deal with the trauma and grief associated with losing their parents.
  • MASTERS School of Discipleship and Vocation launches young adult orphans into personal and economic stability through discipleship training and the acquisition of business and entrepreneurial skills.
  • Primach Farm, a commercial farming venture, consists of maize farming, pig, goat and chicken rearing and fish farming. Proceeds from the farm support more than 65 highly vulnerable children with school fees and medical care. One third of the farm proceeds have also been directed toward support of both their MASTERS school and Hope for Grieving Children Training activities.

Learn more about the heart of Hope for Grieving Children by watching this VIDEO.

“Whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” John 4:14

Mission of Love Community Orphanage

www.missionoflovezambia.org

Mission of Love Community Orphanage was started by Jako and Amber Joubert in 2006. It is located deep in the bush of Zambia, in the small village of Mukamba, 2 hours away from the closest town of Kalomo. The community orphanage provides for the most under privileged of children; double orphans whose extended family cannot care for them. Their heart’s longing is to empower the local church and village community to meet the great need of the many orphans and widows in this village through the work of Mission of Love. The goal for the children in their care is to raise them to be a part of the community and be connected to extended family, whenever possible.  Africa’a Child has been providing financial support to Mission of Love since 2013 to help with the costs of formula and medicine for the children at the orphanage.

“A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families he leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.” Psalm 68:5-6

Zimba Mission Hospital

www.zimbamission.org

Zimba Mission Hospital (ZMH) exists is to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ and demonstrate the love of Christ through the ministry of medicine. ZMH has 100 inpatient beds. There are six inpatient wards including male, female, pediatrics, maternity, male TB, and female TB. The average daily inpatient census is 50. The maternity ward has an average of 50 deliveries per month. The outpatient department sees an average of 150 patients per day. ZMH has the only operating room in the area. At ZMH, there is an active chaplain program. In the morning, daily chapel services in the local language of Chitonga are provided for patients and their family members. There is also a Chitonga Bible distribution program. At night, the JESUS film in Chitonga is shown in the patient wards.

Africa’s Child began providing financial support to Zimba Mission Hospital in 2015.  Financial support from Africa’s Child helped complete a new administration building in 2017 and continues to provide funds to rehab the pediatrics ward.

“the second is this: ‘love your neighbor as yourself.'” Mark 12:31a