Missionary Janae Serving in Lusaka, Zambia

Janae Stansbury is our Zambia field office manager.  As office manager, Janae is the mortar between the building blocks. She oversees the outreach director, member care director, public relations officer and treasurer to manage them in their process, programs and projects. Out of the field office, we assist Zambian-led organizations helping women and children, particularly street children and youth. Chisomo Centers is the first organization that CoLaborers began assisting, starting in 2012. Since then, our relationships and network has grown.

Quick Stats

– Over half of children living on the streets of Lusaka have lost one or both parents – of this number 58% have lost both.
– 75% of street children in Lusaka do not go to school.
– 25% of street children admit to using drugs/ alcohol. Most popular drugs are marijuana and sniffing glue.
– More than 50% of street children in Lusaka are exposed to violence on the streets.
– When street children Lusaka were asked what help is most needed, 70% requested assistance getting an education.
– 36% of street children in Lusaka have never attended school.
–  1/3 of street children have received help from drop-in centers.

[statistics from Lemba M. Rapid Assessment of Street Children in Lusaka. Lusaka: Project Concern International Zambia; 2002]

Janae brings a caring heart, a passion of faith and a boldness for the Truth.  Janae graduated from Visible Music College in Memphis, TN with a Bachelors in Modern Music Ministry.  She also has two theological certificates and taken classes in emotional intelligence, fundamental management and servant leadership.  She comes with 10 years of leadership and management experience.  Her latest position was for a non-profit called Feed My Starving Children where she was the Senior Event Supervisor for the Mobile Pack east region.  You may find Janae sprinkling Old Bay seasoning on everything from her Maryland roots, and most often wearing a flannel shirt. Janae felt called to the mission field through CoLaborers International in 2018.  She lives life by her favorite verse:

“For nothing is impossible with God.” Luke 1:37


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Prayer points

Please pray for me as I transition into what life looks like in Zambia.
Please pray for our team unity and function as we co-labor together for the Lord and alongside locally led ministries.
Please pray for God to bring me friends and connect me to a church family.
Please pray for God to open the windows of heaven with resources for local ministries and NGOs helping homeless youth and street children.

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