Children's Home

Since its founding, Global Samaritans has focused primarily on their children’s home in Livingstone, Zambia. Our first children arrived in April of 2002 and there are currently forty-five children residing at Global Samaritans Children's Home. The children are either double or single orphaned due to the AIDS epidemic which has devastated sub-Saharan Africa. Zambia has been one of the countries hit the hardest.  The children are innocent victims of this terrible tragedy and struggle to exist.


Global Samaritans Children’s Home provides food, clothes, a home with stability, medical care, education, family, and the love of Jesus Christ to these children. It is our hope that as the children mature, they will become responsible and productive Christian adults who will mold and shape the future of Zambia and share the love of Jesus Christ with a needy nation.


Global Samaritans is unique in that our children's home is made up of family units with houseparents. These houseparents have come to live at Global Samaritans and are dedicated to raising the children as their own. We have found this model to work exceptionally well and it helps to re-create the family structure that was once destroyed.


Our facilities also include a guest house to serve those working on mission trips, an on-site church, high school for grades eight through twelve, computer lab, skills training area, recreation complex and a library. Global Samaritans has been able to establish an impeccable and firm presence in Zambia. We have a wonderful relationship with the government officials and business leaders in Livingstone. Global Samaritans is often regarded as one of the best orphanages in southern Zambia.



Well Drilling

Zambia is home to Victoria Falls, the largest waterfall in the world. Yet, 4.8 million Zambians are without access to clean water. Those with access often have to travel long distances to the nearest clean water supply. Global Samaritans is excited to help bring clean water to southern Zambia. This will improve the standard of living in communities where Global Samaritans is already at work. Two drilling rigs and support vehicles have been donated to the cause and Global Samaritans. We hope that you will donate generously to our Water Projects and help us bring clean water to Zambia! Check out the video about our well drilling project.

Village Outreach

Since it's inception Global Samaritans has had a vision for ministry. The early teams were involved mainly in construction but ministry was still a vital part of what God was doing in Africa. The very first team was involved in pastor training and evangelism. Showing the "Jesus Film" was an integral part of the ministry that teams were involved in and it remains a vital aspect of our village outreach. As the orphanage grew so did the ministry. Teams were starting to "go out", traveling away from the compound and doing teaching and preaching in surrounding villages. Pastors were trained and relationships were forged, and Global Samaritans was becoming well known in the area as proclaimer of the Gospel. While the message is still the same, the methods have changed over the years. There are still pastors conferences, revivals, men's and women's ministry, youth outreach and of course there is always vacation bible school for the children. These will continue to be the focus for our ministry but we have recently partnered with local missionaries who have been in the field in Zambia for many years. We are working with them on providing "needs" based ministries to villages that don't see as many volunteer mission teams. It is our hope that by going out a little further and getting a little more out of our comfort zones, we will see many coming to know Christ as their Saviour and the fulfillment of the Great Commission.

Church

One of the privileges we have at Global Samaritans is to host a local church, Hillside Fellowship, on our property. Each week our children, members of our staff, and people from surrounding villages, have the opportunity to worship and study God’s Word together.  Hillside Fellowship is a mission of Lakeside Church at Lake Oconee in Greensboro, Georgia. It is a non-denominational church founded on evangelical Christian beliefs and doctrine. These beliefs and doctrine are based on teaching of the Bible and are guided by the Baptist Faith and Message. It is our hope that God will lead other individuals and churches to help support the work of Hillside Church as they share the message of Jesus Christ to our orphanage family and the surrounding community. Hillside Fellowship is located at the heart of Global Samaritan's compound. There is no sweeter sound than the voices of Hillside Fellowship worshiping our Lord!

School

Global Samaritans High School was established in January, 2010 on the grounds of the children’s home in Zambia. Previously, with no local high school, a secondary level education was difficult, if not impossible, for the children in our area. We are thankful to Ronald McDonald House Charities for their generous grant which made our high school possible.  We view our high school as a critical ministry, providing a door of opportunity for many children to become future leaders who will serve and impact Zambia. Several of our students have already expressed interest in careers of service, such as teaching and nursing. We plan to continue to refine and expand our curriculum and facilities, as funds allow, providing the best possible education to the teenagers in our area of Zambia.  We are always in need of school supplies (pen, pencils, crayons, markers, sharpies, chalk, rulers, notebook paper, construction paper, folders, etc) for our children at Global Samaritans and the children who attend our high school. Thank you for supporting this ministry!