Missionary Jason Serving in Lusaka, Zambia

Jason first served through CoLaborers International as an intern in Zambia at Chisomo Centers in 2014 and served as a full time missionary thereafter for 3 years from 2015-2017. Jason has a heart for international youth ministry and social change, particularly in working with homeless street youth and children.

Jason has a bachelor’s degree from Messiah College in Christian Ministries with a concentration in Youth Ministry. He is certified by the Zambian Association for Child Care Workers (ZACCW) in Basic Qualification in Child and Youth Care Work. Although English is the national language of Zambia, Nyanja is the one of the main tribal languages spoken in Lusaka where we serve. Jason is fluent in Nyanja and learning Bemba. Jason has also been trained in “Literacy-Free 12 Step Expressive Arts Therapy”, a group counseling curriculum made for Zambian substance users and was a part of our large scale training in 2018 endorsed by Zambia’s Ministry of Health.

Jason with Chisomo staff Josphat, Zulu and Chipo at ZACW training

Jason is our Zambia field office Outreach Director. As outreach director, his primary emphasis is relationships, both with the network of organizations we assist and hope to assist, as well as with the missionary and intern placements he oversees.

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]

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Prayer points

Please pray for me as I transition into this new role and back into life 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 open the windows of heaven with resources for local ministries and NGOs helping homeless youth and street children.

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