mission trip

Thank You For Supporting M2L's Mission Work in Lusaka, Zambia

The Lusaka, Zambia mission trip was a success. We managed to touch countless lives - from orphans to drug addicts to families from the the local population. Our team delivered encouragement and shined a bright light that pointed people to the hope of the kingdom of God through Jesus. Our goal was to bring hope to the hopeless and to show love to the unloved. God used our team to do exactly that.

Our team partnered with the local Zambia mission team to help impact lives. The Washington, DC team supported the efforts already underway in Lusaka, Zambia. The local team in Zambia live each day of their lives in the field and face temptation, evil, spiritual warfare, and challenges. I have attempted to capture a portion of my experience in Lusaka via my social medial pages. However, no pictures can quite describe the level of poverty our brothers and sisters are experiencing. Below is an outline of the work our team supported in Lusaka, Zambia made possible by your donations.  In addition to ministering in various impoverished Lusaka, Zambia communities, our mission team traveled to three schools to encourage 220 children and provide music, bookbags and music instruments. Below are the names of the schools we served on the mission.

1. St. Abanoub (grades 1-7)
2. St. Moses (grades 1 to 7)
3. St. Mary (gradees K-4)

Funding for the mission supports the following projects:

1. Maintaining playgrounds for two schools

2. Managing a computer lab in one school

3. Sponsoring more than 30-50 vulnerable children at different schools

4. Helping children master academic excellence and spiritual discipline

5. Providing one meal a day for children at three schools which are currently funded by the Meant 2 Live Foundation and local donors working together

6. Purchasing land for future orphanages and building apartments for sustainable project

7. Providing food for staff members, and logistics for missionaries

8. Purchasing stationary supplies, and paying taxes and utilities

9. Providing teacher transport needs and yearly bonuses

10. Helping to purchase school uniforms

11. Teaching children how to develop gardens in an effort to provide a sustainable food progam

12. Providing music instruments for kids to help them learn music as a way to reduce crime and recidivism

13. Helping to maintain World Central Kitchen Sponsorship to help provide sustainability for schools

14. Providing athletic equipment and curriculum as a way to reduce crime and recidivism

15. Helping fund rehabilitation center costs for promising young adults like Charles Chifwembwe, a vulnerable Zambian who edeavors to be a musician

16. Providing clothes, food, blankets and shoes to support children at each school

17. Maintaining facilities and purchasing furniture for schools

18. Providing medical treatment of all children

19. Providing financial support to various Lusaka families

20. Building and stocking a library

Please visit my Facebook pages, Instagram and Twitter pages for day-by-day commentary on my Lusakla, Zambia mission experience. Without your financial support I would not have been able to participate in helping to bring resources to the Lusaka, Zambia community. Because of your support, I was able to do meaningful and impactful work.

Lastly, I have been asked about the possibility of returning to Lusaka to continue working for a longer term mission trip. I am prayerful about next steps, as I felt my music and work had visible, tangible purpose in Lusaka that I had not experienced before. I'll keep you posted. Thank you for the part you played in this experience.

Thanks again for your support. Your contribution is and was paramount to the sucess of this misison. To contribute to the ongoing work Meant 2 Live Foundation is doing in Lusaka, Zambia, please use this link to make donations.

Photo: ToyBox Studios DC


Support Temika Moore's First Mission Trip to Zambia

This past summer Temika Moore had the pleasure of working with Meant 2 Live Foundation for Splendor Fest, a Washington, DC event.  The purpose of the initiative was to bring awareness to the issues the homeless community faces and provide resources to help meet immediate needs. The event provided blessing bags, clothing, food, haircuts, personal toiletries, biblical encouragement via Pastor Marcus Gill, as well as musical inspiration from musicians within the community including Inspirational Soul Singer/Songwriter, Temika Moore.  As a result of her participation in the event, she was asked to participate in the organization's outreach efforts in Zambia as well as bringing Splendor Fest to Zambia.  

Temika Moore needs your support for her first mission trip to Zambia June 1-10, 2018 with Meant 2 Live Foundation in support of providing resources and help for under-served communities. She'll be using her musical background to help orphans in Zambia. Please consider giving toward her fundraising goal. She is working toward raising $3,000 which will cover travel and lodging expenses, and also include tools and resources for the community in which she'll be serving.

Quick Facts about Zambia:

  • Safest country in Africa

  • Predominately Christian

  • Bill Gates stated our Coptic Mission Hospital is the leading healthcare facility in Zambia

  • English is the most commonly used second language

M2L is partnering with the local Coptic Church in Zambia to join their services and activities under the guidance of Father Abraham Fam. Learn more. Donate
Check out our program in Zambia
See why you should serve on a missions trip

What will M2L do there?

  • Evangelism & outreach
  • Farming & planting flowers
  • Build & fully stock a Music Room: Includes purchasing equipment through local Zambian businesses. The purpose is to help children funnel their energy into creativity and not crime or drugs.
  • Host the first Splendor Fest at the main school.
  • M2L is partnering with IMPACT Collective, a DC based event planning company dedicated to giving back, to take Splendor Fest international! The uplifting experience that we provided to the homeless in DC will also be offered to the local community in one of the poorest countries in Africa. Find out more about Splendor Fest and IMPACT by visiting: http://splendorfest.com & www.IMPACTcollective.com
  • Special Project: Nehemiah, a Washington DC musical artist, will record a song with Charles, one of our orphans who has aged out of the program and was in a drug rehabilitation center. While there, Charles wrote 21 songs, and it is his dream to produce music full-time that glorifies God!

So why Africa?

+1.6 million Orphans in Zambia, the highest per capita in the world
+68% of rural and 32% of urban orphans in Zambia are not enrolled in school
+In Lusaka, 75,000 children are living on the street
+Nearly two-thirds (63%) of Zambians receive less than $1 dollar a day
+Every 60 seconds, 14 children die of hunger related causes
+Each day, 6,500 people die in Africa from preventable diseases
+This is where the poorest of the poor live
+And they were meant to live also

For just $1.17 per day, you can save a life! In Zambia, your pocket change goes a long way. It can provide the basic needs for one a child such as food, clothing, medical assistance, books, school uniforms, and more importantly a quality education which can lift them from poverty. Just imagine if you gathered your friends and family members together, you could literally save an entire community. It can be done. Together we can make it happen. We truly hope that you can care for 1 child. Through your sponsorship, 2 lives will be changed: yours and that of the child. Now you can finally be the change that you always wanted to see in the world! I appreciate your support. Donate

Meant 2 Live Foundation is a project of United Charitable Programs, a registered 501(c)(3) public charity. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law. All funds raised by M2L are received by United Charitable Programs and become the sole property of UCP which, for internal operating purposes, allocates the funds to the OZ Project. Learn more at www.meant2live.org.