In June of 2000, Greer Kendall traveled back to the country of his birth – Zambia, Africa – for the first time since he had left as a 6-year-old boy. It was a trip that changed everything. Returning again in July and again in September with his wife, Susan, the Lord began to open Greer’s eyes to the stark and shocking reality of the orphan crisis happening in this south central African country.
Due to the scourge of HIV/AIDS and the extreme poverty that breeds hopelessness and despair, Zambia had become home to the largest percentage of orphans in any country in the world. Over one million orphaned children in a land of only 15 million.
Zambia was a land in crisis, on the brink of destruction and the children were quickly becoming a lost and abandoned generation. Since our founding in 2000, Family Legacy has been dedicated to one goal: transforming Zambia…one child at a time. Today thousands of orphan lives have been transformed from darkness into enlightenment through the saving grace of Jesus Christ and the compassionate hearts of Americans sponsoring almost 15,000 children attending Legacy Academy Christian schools. Among these, 800 of the most vulnerable children live in full time care at the Tree of Life Children’s Village.
With your support and God’s provision, Family Legacy continues to change lives beyond what most could believe possible and, in so doing, transform generations and a nation.