Zambia has an estimated 1.2 million children without parents. Little wonder it’s been called the “Land of Orphans.” Today we’ll talk with Mario Zandstra about efforts to help these children and an amazing experience you can share.
Mario Zandstra is the President and CEO of Family Legacy Missions International, a ministry dedicated to helping Zambia’s orphans.
- Mario shares that AIDS might be the chief reason there are so many orphans in Zambia, but there are other reasons. Men in Zambia often are not necessarily committed to their homes, they have alcohol problems, or they have abandonment issues. It's a culture where men are basically absent.
- He shares inspiration from verses like James 1:27: Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
- Zandstra shares several specific things that Family Legacy Missions International does to help orphans in Zambia:
- - Impact the kids and their families spiritually. Show them who Jesus is, explain the Gospel, and help them grow in their faith.
- - They also feed the children every day. They go to school and get a meal.
- - They also have trained medical workers to help them with health issues.
- - They also provide Biblical social and emotional learning, helping them unpack and heal from their trauma.
- - They have educated thousands of kids in 22 schools.
- You can find out more and sponsor one of these children at HopeForZambia.com.
On this program, Rob also answers listener questions:
- What would be a wise way to invest $5,000 at age 57?
- When does it make sense to go back to school later in life to try and increase your income?
- Is there a way to invest on behalf of a child in Biblically-based investments?
- How do you determine if a Roth IRA makes sense for you?
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