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A NIGHT IN NAMIBIA, sponsored by Evans Funeral Chapel, was an evening filled with a wonderful dinner, energetic African dancing, beautiful video of our COZV children, inspirational stories, Tracey Tiernan as our emcee, an amazing silent auction, and wonderful people who came to learn more about our outreach to orphaned and vulnerable children in Namibia.


A special thanks to our corporate sponsors who made this event possible.

Event Naming Sponsor
     Evans Funeral Chapel
Bringing Change Sponsors
     Agape Physical Therapy                Kimbel/Manser/Morris Family
     Dr. Philip Littleton                           Paidon Products
     Gold Medal Physical Therapy        Tar Heel Construction
     Jones Junction       
Making A Difference Sponsors
     Axiom Engineering                              Matt & Dana Evanovich 
     Harman's Farm Market                       John Philip - Nationwide Insurance
     Howard Bank                                      Bryan Michaels - State Farm Insurance
Helping Hands Sponsors
     Bel Air Carpet                                      Joseph McCrary
     Christopher Seling and Associates      RJC Services, LLC
     Harford County Transmissions             Ropewalk Tavern
     Homeowners Real Estate                    Thompson Toyota
     JM Printing     


Sunday, November 4th  6:00 pm

Mt Zion United Methodist Church

1643 Churchville Rd, Bel Air, MD 21015


Travis & Lorna Curry, our on-site directors at Children of Zion Village in Namibia, are back in the USA for a 3 month furlough.  They will be visiting Mt Zion in Maryland (the founding church of the COZV ministry) on aNovember 4th.  The evening will include a covered-dish dinner at 5:00, and at 6:00 we will gather for a time of worship, sharing from the Mt Zion team who recently served at COZV,  video, and ministry updates and sharing with the Currys.  Come and hear about the Curry's hearts for orphans, come learn more about COZV and the outreach in Namibia, and come to support and encourage Travis & Lorna in their mission work.



Mike Jacobs is raising funds to support our Mafuta Feeding Center. 

On May 19, he will swim, bike, and run a total of 140 miles - in one day! 

Click on the link (on this page, to the right) to learn more.

Impressed?  Support his efforts to bless the children!

Hey Mike - you are awesome!  


We have just received copies of our newest Children of Zion Village music cd! 

"CHILDREN OF ZION" includes 17 songs sung by our COZV children and staff. 

You will hear Disco, Inonge Dorothy, Isabella, Albert, Anna, and others. 

We are taking orders for "Children of Zion" as well as for our first cd, "Milumo Yaku Lumbeka". 

Please send a donation of $10 per cd, plus $2 for shipping, to:

Children of Zion, Inc.

PO Box 413

Churchville, MD 21028


Just as our own children grow up and "leave the nest", some of the children at Children of Zion Village are starting to make their own lives. 
A few of our older children have gone on to independent living.  We pray that they stay true to the faith they have found in Jesus and share His love with others as they strive to honor Him with their lives. 
A number of our high school children have recently begun "outschooling" and are attending high schools in the community.  We pray that these children hold fast to the lessons they have learned and use their faith to help them make the good decisions as well as work hard on their academics. The Lord has plans for each one of these.
As our older children are "transitioning", we now have two new little ones!  Twin baby boys were placed with us at just one month old.  We pray for the health of these little babies and pray that they would feel the love of Jesus surrounding them through the care of our Children of Zion Village family.


Summer time in the USA is often a time for a lot of volunteer traffic at Children of Zion Village.  This year that tradition continues. 
Teams and individuals are spending time lending extra hands for physical work, bringing special activities, sharing new skills, playing games, reading books, having fun with talent shows, and being a big blessings for our children, our staff, and our directors. 
Travis and Lorna Curry, our directors at COZV, have shared many updates in their latest newsletter.

Race Across the World success!

On June 18th we held our first annual Race Across the World to benefit Children of Zion Village. 
Our 59 children at COZV traveled to town (transported in one huge truck!) and spent the morning running laps on the 1/2 kilometer track at the local sports complex.  The run was followed by a traditional braii and dancing back at COZV, making it a full day of celebration.  All of the children did a fantastic job, but Goty was the top runner completing 30 laps!
Several hours later, across the ocean in Maryland, USA, over 60 people ran laps on a 1/4 mile sports track in support of the COZV runners and the COZ ministry.  Many others came to cheer them on and to join in the festivities of games, food, music, dance and fellowship.  We had several runners complete over 20 laps in an hour, and one runner ran for 2 hours and completed 40 laps!
Many others from all around sponsored a COZV child for their run.  It was a fun and successful day, with a total of over 1600 laps run!    Please click on the Race logo below to see a slideshow of the event. 
Thank you to everyone who supported the event with finances and with prayer. 
We'll do it again in 2012! 

The Waters of the Zambezi River

For several months now the Currys have been told by the local people, "the river has never been this high this early."  "Severe flooding of the COZV property is definite."  "It is sure that you will need to evacuate the children."  "Be prepared to live elsewhere for several months."
Well, the threat is not over yet, but we've asked our supporters to pray for the protection and safety of our children, the missionaries & volunteers, the staff, the local people, and our property.  And now in the last few days the waters of the mighty Zambezi have been going down!  Currently we have areas of water puddles and mud, and our road has been usable some days and not usable other days, but at this time we are able to continue to live on, have school on, and do ministry on our COZV property. 
Please continue with the prayers! 


Children of Zion Village received a beautiful Christmas gift - an adorable baby girl.  You can see how excited Lorna is as she welcomes her!

Many of the children have been on home visits over Christmas, and those who stayed at COZV had a nice celebration with Travis and Lorna. 

We thank Torie, a recent volunteer, for taking some beautiful photos of our COZV family.  Here is one picture that captures the fun relationship of a few of our little boys. 


We have several "hot" items for you to enjoy that will also support the Children of Zion ministry in Namibia. 
"HOT OFF THE PRESS" is our 2011 Children of Zion Village calendar, filled with full-color photos of our children in Katima Mulilo.  Email us at if you'd like a calendar.  We ask for a $15 donation plus $2 for mailing.  Donations may be made through PayPal or by check to Children of Zion, Inc. 
"HOT COFFEE", or cold coffee if you prefer, is available from Just Love Coffee, an organization that is focused on helping orphans.  They offer many varieties of fair trade coffee, whole bean and ground, and a percentage of every purchase will benefit Children of Zion Village. 
Both items make wonderful gifts!  :)

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