Faith Children’s Village exists to lead children into a relationship with Jesus Christ and disciple them to be Christ-like in actions and attitudes and to equip each child with life skills that will allow them to become productive Christian citizens.”
The little country of Zambia, nestled in the heart of Africa has one of the highest number of orphaned children of any country in the world. It is estimated that 27% of all children in Zambia have lost their mother, father or both parents. It is estimated by some that in the urban areas three-quarters of families are already caring for at least one orphaned child. The number of orphaned children who live on the streets in Zambia has increased 250% in the past ten years. The crisis, brought on by HIV/AIDS, exists in a country that is not capable of addressing the problem.
The work of missions is to establish indigenous, self-supporting, self-governing, self-propogating local churches. One of the ministries that the local churches cannot ignore is that of caring for widows and orphans in Zambia. (James 1.27).
In 2002 God provided 13 acres of land in a rural farm setting just 18 miles outside of Kitwe, Zambia. Property has been cleared, roads graded and housing plots marked out. In May 2003 construction began and in September of 2004 Faith Children’s Village was officially opened.
Faith Children’s Village Orphanage is ministry that is run by an independent board of directors in Zambia and works closely with Faith Baptist Churches of Zambia. Independent Baptist Mission Global (IBMGlobal) handles business and finances for us in the USA.
Our goal is to provide a loving home in a Christian environment for children who have been left without parents. Each home includes a “mother” and functions as close to a normal household as possible. Families cook and eat together, carry out household chores, attend school, and are involved in the ministry of Faith Baptist Church of Kakolo.
Currently there are 59 children and 22 members of staff at Faith Children’s Village. Philip Hunt serves as the Director, Mukuka Chilando is the Ast. Director and Joe Mbewe is the Business Supervisor.
Our vision is to see Faith Children’s Village become a completely self-supported ministry that leads children without parents to Jesus Christ and prepares them for a life of service to God and man.
Eight of the planned ten housing units are in service. Each house provides for a parent and up to 12 children. If you would like to sponsor the construction of a house at FCV we would be happy to provide you with details of what is required.
This year we are launching several projects that we pray will generate revenue for the ministry. We hope to begin operation of our woodmizer sawmill and also will manufacture blocs for construction using our Hydro-Form machine.
We trust God to bring expertise needed to provide skill training for our older children. In the midst of these practical goals and plans we must never loose sight of the truth Jesus spoke when he said, “What shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world and lose his own soul.”