In 2001 Oak Pointe Church in Novi, Michigan sent its first missionary team to Zambia. By 2003, responding to God’s leading a small orphanage in Ndola, Zambia began operation in partnership with Cru-Zambia. This God-given desire was a result of knowing Christ’s love and passion for all children, especially those without parents (James 1:27). In August 2006, the need for a more focused and dedicated leadership of the orphanage led to the creation of Living Hope International. Once established, Living Hope took complete responsibility from Oak Pointe Church in January 2008, with strong partnership and accountability between the Zambian and US based leadership.
Plans were developed to create a campus to serve not only the children of Living Hope, but also the surrounding community. Through the God-ordained generosity of the Zambian people, 40 acres of land was acquired and dedicated in 2009. 15 acres is being utilized as a campus ultimately providing housing for 112 children and will serve the children and surrounding community with a school, medical clinic, vocational training facilities, church resource center, performing arts center, and a sports complex. On the remaining acreage, coffee is being grown to sustain the ministry from its sales.
Construction is currently moving at a rapid pace after several years of waiting on God to provide financial resources and the right personnel. Housing is being completed for the children and housemothers of Living Hope. In 2016, Living Hope acquired 7 additional acres to expand its agricultural capacity. In 2018, Living Hope by the grace of God developed a strategic partnership with Biggby Coffee of Lansing, Michigan. Biggby purchases Living Hope coffee and markets it through their 270 franchisees and on Amazon.
Continue praying God will bless Living Hope as a source of hope in Ndola, Zambia.
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Began a small orphanage in Ndola, Zambia
Living Hope International was formed
Zambian people donated 40 acres of land outside Ndola for development
Finalized legal proceedings, planning, fundraising, start of infrastructure development
Enrolled Living Hope Children in private school
Planted first crop of coffee
Harvested first crop of coffee
Construction of buildings began
Children are moved into temporary housing
Alliances are formed with Northrise University and Biggby Coffee, construction continues
Children and house mothers move into their permanent housing