Zambia Mission Fund

Revealing Jesus Through Education, Humanitarian Service, and Christian Leadership

Hunger is Real in Zambia

A report on current food relief efforts

Zambia Mission Fund Board member Ellie Hamby is at Namwianga this week with the Harding University Physical Therapy group. She and the Harding students are witnessing the hunger crisis firsthand. Here is her report.

Hunger is real in Zambia. One day last week there were over 120 villagers who came to the Mission for food, and they were all hungry. They gather in the open area behind my house. More are coming every day.

The Harding University Physical Therapy group is here treating patients, but they saw the tremendous need of the people, so they took up a collection of over $2000. They were able to purchase 100 bags of mealie meal (ground corn.) They have been giving it out to the people, and the suffering they see is sometimes tough to take.

Please look at the pictures of people who came. You see, hunger does have a face, a name, and a story. Some of their stories are heartbreaking. Please pray for them and their families because when this mealie meal runs out, they will have no food.

Three to four days a week we continue loading the big truck with mealie meal and going to remote areas for distribution to the starving. We cannot feed everyone, but we can feed one person at a time.

Please pray for rain.

About Our Organization

Zambia Mission Fund oversees the work of Namwianga Mission, a 6,000-acre center for education, evangelism, and humanitarian aid in the Southern Province of Zambia. Namwianga is home to George Benson Christian College of Education, Namwianga Christian Secondary School, Namwianga Zonal Health Center, Namwianga Christian Radio, Zambia Medical Mission, and The Haven In-Home Orphan Care. Zambia Mission and Namwianga are affiliated with the Churches of Christ.

"Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness."

— 2 Corinthians 9:8 —


Zambia Mission reaches out to those who need it most.