WELCOME

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

HOT ITEMS TO SUPPORT COZV

We have several "hot" items for you to enjoy that will also support the Children of Zion ministry in Namibia. 
"HOT OFF THE PRESS" is our 2011 Children of Zion Village calendar, filled with full-color photos of our children in Katima Mulilo.  Email us at info@childrenofzionvillage.org if you'd like a calendar.  We ask for a $15 donation plus $2 for mailing.  Donations may be made through PayPal or by check to Children of Zion, Inc. 
"HOT COFFEE", or cold coffee if you prefer, is available from Just Love Coffee, an organization that is focused on helping orphans.  They offer many varieties of fair trade coffee, whole bean and ground, and a percentage of every purchase will benefit Children of Zion Village.  www.justlovecoffee.com/ChildrenOfZionVillage 
Both items make wonderful gifts!  :)

Village Visits

The Currys are having a busy couple of weeks as they take each of the children for their holiday village visits.  These visits allow the children to re-connect with any extended family members or others in the villages who may have known them before they were placed with Children of Zion Village for care.  In addition, the visits keep them connected to their traditional culture as they spend time helping with traditional chores, hearing and speaking their first language, and participating in other aspects of daily village life.  Many of the children also use the village visits as a time to share their Christian faith with those in the village. 

Board member on a quest

Board member Mike Jacobs has taken on a challenge to run 4 marathons in 4 months in an effort to raise funds for our Mafuta feeding center.  Please click the image below to read more and to donate to this cause.  GO MIKE!!!

Graduation Congratulations!

This is an excerpt from the blog of Travis and Lorna Curry. 

You may read the rest at tlcinhisservice.blogspot.com or by following the link on our volunteer page.

 
 
Tuesday was graduation for 9 of our oldest children from Vocation School. They learned brick laying, wood work or sewing. We had to do a bit of shopping for the girls so they could look extra nice for the big event. The boys wore nice shirts and pants (their school uniform). We are excited for the brick layers to help us design a traditional outdoor cooking area. To help them celebrate, after the ceremony we took them to a local restaurant for sodas and fries. We hope they continue to the next level and practice using their skills for a good job and successful future.
 

 

Welcome to Travis & Lorna Curry

 
Today is the day!  WELCOME HOME TRAVIS AND LORNA!
The Children of Zion family in Namibia and in the USA is so very excited about the arrival of the Currys.  They are our new on-site directors at Children of Zion Village.  Travis and Lorna have been trained and prepared for this mission work and have been prayed over by family, friends and supporters from many states and countries.  Please continue to lift them up in prayer as they begin their ministry and become part of so many tender lives.  Lisa McLaughlin, the Board chairperson for COZ, just returned from Namibia where she was able to spend time with the children, the staff, and many government and tribal leaders.  There is much hope and anticipation from all corners about the work the Currys will be doing at COZV in Katima Mulilo.  On the way home Lisa and Janis (a volunteer traveling with Lisa) were able to spend a day with Travis and Lorna in Johannesburg, giving them an opportunity to share updates, priorities, plans, and prayers. 
 
Read more in: The Zion Chronicle - edition 1