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Fox Run pastoral ministries coordinator travels to Zambia

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June 8th, 2015
Fox Run staff in Zambia
Fox Run staff in Zambia

Fox Run Pastoral Ministries Coordinator Jamie Flowers is travelling to Zambia this month to help care for orphaned children in Ndola. Zambia has been hard hit by the AIDS epidemic, leaving more than 1 million children orphaned. This will be Flowers’ second mission trip to Zambia. He, along with his wife and daughter, will join 19 other volunteers. 

“The work of caring for these children has captured our hearts,” Flowers says. “The real challenge is empowering and enabling Zambians to care for these children. Ultimately, we want to help reverse the effects of AIDS and poverty by providing quality care rooted in the love of Jesus Christ.”

Building a future

The mission trip is organized by Living Hope International, a nonprofit organization that was formed as a result of summer trips taken by members of Oak Pointe Church in Novi, Mich. Living Hope International has 40 acres of land in Zambia, where it is building housing for 100 children, along with a church, a school, and a medical clinic. The organization is also growing coffee to provide employment opportunities and help the community become self-sustaining.

Flowers took his first mission trip to Zambia in 2009. He led a team of volunteers from Oak Pointe Church. 

“We provided medical care and Christian teaching in villages,” he says. “We also provided teaching and support to an orphanage.”