It has been said that “the secret to success in life is to be ready for opportunity when it comes.”1
Significant opportunities are knocking on Horizon’s door as we develop our Strategic Plan for the next five years, and begin to implement Horizon Version 5.0—5,000 sponsored kids in the next 2 to 4 years.
Part of this growth will take place in the country of Zambia where Horizon Zambia has a great leadership team on the ground, an incredible network of pastors and churches through which they work, and a stellar track record of caring for orphans.
Horizon currently sponsors 400 kids in Zambia. 58 of these were baptized last August at Horizon Zambia’s Adventure Camp. The number of sponsored Zambian kids will soon mushroom to 1,000 and beyond.
To prepare for this dramatic growth, we need to furnish the new Staff Residence on the grounds of the National Orphan Ministry Center in Chongwe District, Zambia.
Several years ago, we raised $18,000 to enable Horizon Zambia to purchase 50 acres of land on hills overlooking a river in Chongwe District.
Our dream is to turn this property into an orphan resource center—a place where kids can live who have nowhere to go, where orphans can learn job skills, where food can be grown and raised to enrich food parcels, where kids can come for Summer Camp.
The land has been fenced; a caretaker’s cottage has been erected; and a Staff Residence has been built.
Now, we need YOUR help to furnish the Staff Residence.
Joining the dynamic Horizon Zambia team is a couple named Callen and Lucy Silwamba. The Silwambas and their three children will soon move into the Staff Residence to assume their responsibilities of managing the Orphan Ministry Center.
To date, we have received funding to purchase for the kitchen a gas stove, deep freezer, refrigerator, microwave oven, and some large pots.
Following is a list of what is yet needed:
Item Number Cost Per Item
Double Bed 1 $490
Double Mattress 1 $250
Single Bed 6 $245
Single Mattress 6 $120
Bedsheets 12 $30
Blankets 12 $60
Duvets (Bedspreads) 12 $100
Chest of Drawers 4 $180
Dressing Table/Mirror 4 $180
Sofa Set 1 $1,455
Dining Room Set (10-Seater) 1 $975
Kitchen Unit 1 $1,095
Plates 36 $20
Cups 36 $6
Cutlery Set 3 $110
Pans 4 $30
Chef Dishes 4 $85
The total that we need is $11,845 (USD) to fully furnish the Staff Residence.
The Residence will not only house the Silwambas, but will serve as a meeting location for Horizon Zambia leaders and a place to entertain visiting Horizon GO Teams from the United States.
Perhaps you and your family could fund a particular item with your tax refund.
Maybe your church’s women’s group could do a fundraiser to finance a specific need.
Whatever you feel led by God to donate will help us to get ready for the opportunities that are on the way.
Grateful for you,
Founder and President
1Benjamin Disraeli, former United Kingdom Prime Minister.