Family Legacy has seen tremendous growth over the last several years in our mission to “transform the nation of Zambia – one child at a time.” Since the inception of the Father’s Heart Child Sponsorship Program in 2007, thousands of children have received discipleship and education that will lead to new opportunities that were previously out of reach.
After adding over 2,600 children to the Father’s Heart program in 2012 alone, we are now serving over 5,000 Zambian orphans and vulnerable children throughout the capital city of Lusaka. These children attend our Lifeway Christian Academies where they are receiving high-quality education and gaining spiritual guidance from our pastors and chaplains.
As the number of children has continued to grow, so has God’s provision of leadership and staff in Zambia. The most recent testimony of His faithfulness is the addition of two incredible women of faith to provide leadership to our growing program. Lynn Chinene and Ngosa Zulu are joining Family Legacy with previous experience in service organizations and a readiness to further the goals of the Father’s Heart program.
Lynn Chinene is a graduate of the University of Zambia with a Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies, and a graduate of Idaho State University with a Master of Arts in Health Education. She has served professionally in Zambia with organizations such as the Center for Trade Policy and Development as well as in the Zambia Country Office for the International HIV/AIDS Alliance. Her experience with program development and research on the needs of orphans and vulnerable children will bring added levels of excellence to our sponsorship ministry.
Ngosa Zulu is also a graduate of the University of Zambia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. Since 2004, she has served in several roles at Children International Zambia in Lusaka. Ngosa began her work as a Field Officer , and over the past eight years she worked her way up to roles as a Sponsorship Relations Manager and Operations Manager for Children International’s sponsorship program, overseeing more than 16,000 sponsored children. Through her work experience, Ngosa has developed a deep understanding of sponsorship ministries and the complexities of working with orphaned and vulnerable children in Lusaka. Her supervisory and management skills will also play a key role as we continue to develop our Family Legacy staff members who execute the day-to-day operations of the Father’s Heart program.
We are grateful for the addition of these leaders and look forward to sharing how God is using them to impact thousands of children in Lusaka, Zambia.