Sarah and Brad Shepler Suttons Bay, Michigan The Sheplers write: “Brad’s mom introduced us to Ebenezer in 2010. We were so touched by the mission to change the lives of orphaned children by giving them hope and a future by being loved, cared for and educated. We felt that this was where the Lord wanted us to invest our finances and prayer. It has been incredible to see how Ebenezer has grown since that time, and the lives that have been completely transformed, not only for this generation but for generations to come. We love that Ebenezer not only educates the children in the classroom, but also seeks to teach them life skills through their farm, which also helps to sustain Ebenezer. We are continually blessed by the testimonies of children’s lives who have been saved by coming to know the Lord and through the incredible care that they receive through Ebenezer. We truly feel honored to be able to be apart of Ebenezer’s mission and changing the lives of these children.” The Ebenezer Foundation sincerely thanks Brad and Sarah for their faithful support of the children. We are truly grateful for their generosity.
Our Ebenezer Foundation board members Bob and Erin Botsford have worked tirelessly to raise funds for the children and we thank them for everything they do to make it all possible.
“I fell in love with Ebenezer in 2009 while visiting Livingstone. Initially, spending time in the baby house and on the floor playing with the toddlers is what captured my heart,” says Erin. “I do my best to help provide financial resources so they can grow up in safety and lead productive lives despite the losses that most of us could never comprehend. That’s why I give.”
“At Ebenezer, these kids have a safe place to call home. It’s a place where they are nurtured, loved and provided a good education to help them succeed in life. As a donor, I hope to help them become leaders in their town of Livingstone, their country of Zambia and possibly the continent.” – Bob
The Runkels were introduced to Ebenezer in 2014, on a trip to Zambia with our board members, Jane Lee and Larry Winter.
Gertrud and Manny write: “Visiting the orphanage really touched us. We saw many small children being lovingly cared for by the ‘mothers,’ who are their caregivers. These children really needed the warmth of the human touch. In fact, Gertrud picked up a little one who wouldn’t let go of her.
“We were so impressed with Ranji Chara’s commitment and sincerity in which she expressed her love of Christ for the benefit of the children. We decided to become supporting members by contributing to the foundation on a monthly basis. We are so pleased to see that this good work is continuing. The need of the children is still so great.”
“I first visited Ebenezer in 1997. A young boy named Davey took my hand, and little did I know but that day he also took my heart and handed it to God.
Since that trip I have returned twice more, each time with a grandson. My relationship with Ebenezer has been the most rewarding experience I have ever had. As my husband John’s health declined, we knew what we wanted to do.
When he passed away in 2011, with the help of family and friends, we built the chapel at Ebenezer in his memory. I give to Ebenezer because these children have shown me the true meaning of the Bible verse, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive’. I thank God for the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful home.“
The Ebenezer Foundation sincerely thanks all of our donors for their faithful support of the children.
We are so grateful for their unwavering generosity.
Build a Better Future in Four Ways
The Ebenezer Foundation is dedicated to saving, raising, and educating impoverished and orphaned children living in the city of Livingstone, Zambia. We create the opportunity for a longer, better, and healthier life in four ways:
Stable Home • Learning Center • Nourishing Farm • Supportive Community
Every Dollar Goes a Long Way
What we do
We are proud to pledge 100% of all donations directly to the Ebenezer Child Care Trust. All administrative costs for the U.S.-based Ebenezer Foundation are borne by our foundation volunteers.
We are committed to help sustain a loving home for the Ebenezer orphans and a quality education for all Ebenezer students. This can only be achieved through reliable and generous donor contributions.
THE IMPACT OF YOUR SUPPORT
Our efforts partnered with your generosity change the lives of everyone connected to the Ebenezer Foundation. From children getting a chance to grow up in a supportive community to volunteers making a difference every day, we are making the world a little better every single day.
Take a look at some of these stories:
The Ebenezer Child Care Trust
THE EBENEZER FOUNDATION
We are a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization created to provide financial support to the Ebenezer Child Care Trust in Zambia, Africa. The Trust is dedicated to saving, raising, and educating impoverished and orphaned children living in the city of Livingstone, and operates exclusively on donor support. Ebenezer Child Care Trust operates a children’s orphanage, a primary school, a farm and a community food program.
There are 1.4 million orphaned children living in the country of Zambia, Africa. (UNICEF 2012)
HIV/AIDS is still prevalent. 1.2 million Zambians live with this disease. 160,000 of these are children. 5,000 children are newly infected each year. (UNICEF 2012)
Fewer than 35% of primary school children in Zambia attend school past the 7th grade. (UNESCO 2015)