Missionary Jessica Serving in Lusaka, Zambia

Jessica Jasitt is our Zambia field office member care director. Member care cares for the care-givers, with the goal of both preventing and helping heal from burnout.

As member care director, Jessica provides spiritual support and encouragement to CoLaborers missionaries, interns, volunteers, and local staff members working with children at risk and help them make spiritual sense of situations they face in their context. This takes the form of quarterly retreats on various topics, creating self care plans and providing mediation services.

Jessica served first through CoLaborers International as a summer semester length intern at Chisomo Centers July – September 2017.  Before that, she served in Zambia short term both through Messiah College and Macha International Christian School. Jessica has a bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministries with a concentration in Cross-Cultural Ministries from Messiah College. While at Messiah, she was the prayer chaplain for their student chaplain team. She has a Master of Arts degree in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary.  She has received training in Member Care from Barnabas International.

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 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 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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