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The Children of Zion Village is a Christian home for orphans in the southern African nation of Namibia. It is located along the Zambezi River in the northeast corner of Namibia. Our children come from several different tribal and language groups.
 
The "village" opened in January, 2003 and is now home to 57 children. Most of the children have been placed in our care because they have lost their parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles to AIDS.
 
Here the boys and girls receive love, nutrition, shelter, healthcare, academic, vocational and Bible education, and become part of one large Christian family. Our missionaries, volunteers, and Namibian staff work together to raise the children in our "village".

VILLAGE NEWS

"A NIGHT IN NAMIBIA" Banquet

A NIGHT IN NAMIBIA, sponsored by Evans Funeral Chapel, was an evening filled with a wonderful dinner, energetic African dancing, beautiful video of our COZV children, inspirational stories, Tracey Tiernan as our emcee, an amazing silent auction, and wonderful people who came to learn more about our outreach to orphaned and vulnerable children in Namibia.

     

A special thanks to our corporate sponsors who made this event possible.

Event Naming Sponsor
     Evans Funeral Chapel
Bringing Change Sponsors
     Agape Physical Therapy                Kimbel/Manser/Morris Family
     Dr. Philip Littleton                           Paidon Products
     Gold Medal Physical Therapy        Tar Heel Construction
     Jones Junction       
Making A Difference Sponsors
     Axiom Engineering                              Matt & Dana Evanovich 
     Harman's Farm Market                       John Philip - Nationwide Insurance
     Howard Bank                                      Bryan Michaels - State Farm Insurance
Helping Hands Sponsors
     Bel Air Carpet                                      Joseph McCrary
     Christopher Seling and Associates      RJC Services, LLC
     Harford County Transmissions             Ropewalk Tavern
     Homeowners Real Estate                    Thompson Toyota
     JM Printing     

"A Night in Namibia" Banquet

 

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School starts 2017

All the children are running and laughing in the village as the first day of school for the year of 2017 begins.  Old friends, new friends and continued friends hug as they meet each other for a new school year.  Ready for assembly, singing, devotion, pledges and prayer!!! 

God's love turns ordinary indinary individuals like us with all sorts of differences in to one family, diverse but dedicated to each other.  It overcomes division and overlooks differences.  It never demands uniformity but always brings unity.  So, "beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God." 

Christmas for Zion in Janurary

Each year the children visit extended family over the Christmas school holiday.  Therefore we actually celebrate Christmas for everyone when they return for school in mid January. 
We have church in the morning with the Christmas story, songs of praise and prayer.  It is a special time of worship especially since some of the older children come and join us. 

Luke 2: 9-14 "Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord's glory surrounded them.  They were terribly frightened, but the angel reassured them.  'Don't be afraid!' he said, 'I bring you good news of great joy for everyone! The Savior -- yes, the Messiah, the Lord -- has been born tonight in Bethlehem, the city of David!  And this is how you will recognize him: You will find a baby lying in a manger, wrapped snugly in srips of cloth!'
Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of other -- the armies of heaven -- praising God: 
'Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to all whom God favors'" 

 Some continued to sing!!!!  Some played....  Some visited because they do not see each other on a regular basis if they are away for school 

 The ladies made a delicious lunch of rice, potatoes, gravy, and chicken!!!  YUMMY!!!
Everyone enjoyed and even the little ones were helping the littler ones.  So sweet!

 Mt Zion UMC and Epiphany sent wonderful gifts for each child!  Everyone had a joyous celebrations and reunion!
 

                                   JOY TO THE WORLD!  THE LORD HAS COME!!!

Mafuta Christmas

Isaiah 9: 6-7a
 For a child is born to us, a son is given to us.  And the government will rest on his shoulders.  These will be his royal titles: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.  His ever expanding, peaceful government will never end.

We love the children and the staff at Mafuta (also where the preschooll and feeding program is).
Each year we try to make a special Christmas lunch for them, tell the story of the birth of Jesus, and give them a small gift depending on what donations we have. 

We boiled and peeled many potatoes.  
Boiled chicken.
Boiled rice. 
Pealed tomatoes and chopped them and onion. 
Boiled soup. 
All over an open fire!
For some reason they like adding mayo and tomato sauce to the rice......  

The children lined up, prayed and were served....
Delicious!!!!!

They proceed to rinse their plates then the staff wash them a bit better.  

 We always like to thank the staff by giving a gift of food.  So, in a bucket, comes food!!!!! 

 
 To God be the Glory!!!  Great things He has done and continues to do!!  Merry Christmas!