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Family Legacy Missions International

Rating: 4.8 stars   40 reviews 2,459

Nonprofit Issues:

International

Address:

5005 W Royal Ln Ste 252 Irving TX 75063 USA

Mission:

Family Legacy Missions International exists to connect American families with the orphaned and vulnerable children of Zambia to proclaim the gospel, transform lives, and rescue orphans. We accomplish our mission through our three main ministries: Camp LIFE, Father’s Heart, and Tree of Life.

Target demographics:

Orphans

Geographic areas served:

Lusaka, Zambia

Programs:

Camp LIFE proclaims the good news of the gospel to Zambian children through American counselors who build relationships and reinforce biblical teaching. A Father’s Heart Sponsorship allows individuals and families to sponsor children and continue the impact in a child’s life long after they return home from Camp LIFE. The Tree of Life Children’s Village, located just outside the capital city of Lusaka, is a 130-acre community of homes for oprhaned children designed to be a haven of hope and light. Our vision is to build 12 Children’s Villages throughout the country of Zambia to rescue orphans from abuse and poverty and bring wholistic change to a nation in need.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Our family has been involved with Family Legacy Missions since 2011. My daughter, Abigail and I traveled to Zambia in 2011 to serve with FLMI. Our whole family followed the following year. It was a life changing mission trip and we have not been the same since. My whole family has worked at Camp LIFE over the last 5 years + both daughters have attended Dream Camp. We will be returning again summer 2016. We are so thankful for all the missionaries who work for the mission each and everyday. Family Legacy is ONE IN A MILLION. Here is to the
Next 50 Years of Zambia!!!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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1 person found this review helpful

My family first went to Zambia in 2014 at the request of our 13 year old daughter. She had been pleading to go to Africa for 3 years at that point but we had not found the right ministry to travel with.

We went with the intention of "transforming some orphans lives" and boy could we not have been more wrong! It was the most impacting thing I have ever done spiritually...to see my family and I being the hands and feet of Jesus. To see kids and circumstances that cannot be unseen. Family Legacy has transformed me and my family since that trip. We are now in preparation for our 3rd trip to Camp LIFE in 2016.

The ministry is efficient with their resources, effective in their ministry and mission and truly a blessing to be involved with.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

This summer marked my 7th trip to Zambia with Family Legacy Missions. It was just as impactful as my first experience at Camp LIFE! Every member of our family has been to Zambia with this organization and all have been impacted by working with the orphans that live in the compounds of Lusaka. And we have all witnessed the phenomenal growth of this ministry in providing camp to roughly 7,000 orphans; building 18 schools for 10,500 kids; and 53 homes for another 600 children living at the Tree of Life Children's Village. Go to Camp LIFE or Dream Camp with Family Legacy Missions! It will change your life!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This continues to be the most amazing ministry for our family!! We just returned from Family Legacy's Camp LIFE in Zambia. We attended Week 4 in June 2013. This was our third year of Camp LIFE and it just keeps getting better and better! There were 110 Americans our week and 1,100 orphans. Overall there were over 700 Americans attending for the summer and over 7,000 orphans. It's hard to describe in words the impact that Camp LIFE and these kids will have on your life but trust me - you will not leave Zambia the same person you were when you came. And while the experience is changing you it is also changing the kids you will get to know and providing the opportunity for them to be known and sponsored and get an education and other help they might need. I highly recommend you attend.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

As a donor it is really great to see your dollars at work! Our family has become very involved in supporting FLMI and this past summer we traveled to Zambia and had the pleasure of meeting the teachers and students at the school in Lusaka we are helping sponsor. The classrooms looked awesome and the students were so appreciative of the school supplies we brought to them. FLMI is doing an amazing work!

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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There is nothing like seeing your donations in action! Our family has been involved in supporting staff of Family Legacy since 2003. In 2011 after experiencing Camp LIFE for ourselves we got much more involved by sponsoring dozens of orphans, helping sponsor a school and a house in the Tree of Life Village. Writing checks for ministries is easy. But this is one ministry where you can not only write the check but go see exactly how your money was used. In December 2011 we went back for Dream Camp and welcomed 14 orphans into the house we had helped fund. That really is seeing your dollars in action! We met kids that we sponsor and were able to see that their needs for education, food, medicine and discipleship were being met. This summer we are going back to Camp LIFE and will get to see the kids we are sponsoring attend the school we are also sponsoring. We will see 300 kids wearing backpacks that a client donated. We will see kids sleeping in 400 beds that another client donated. Family Legacy Missions has done an awesome job of making sure that the dollars we give are benefitting the orphans we love. We are thrilled as a family to be a part of this ministry.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Camp LIFE where you work with ten orphans for a week and really get to know them and identify with them; in Dream Camp where you teach the roughly 200 kids at the Tree of Life Village a sport or skill; in sponsoring kids, a house for orphans and a school.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

just keep growing it. The ministry is amazing. I don't think there is any mission experience like it.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

After being at Camp LIFE in 2011 and seeing the needs of the kids we had at camp we were moved to sponsor a school for them to attend and a house where those in greatest need could live.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

We made a large donation in 2011 and intend to continue in 2012 because the needs are immediate. We literally had to get some of these kids off the street and into homes for their own safety.

What would you tell others about this organization?

Family Legacy has created a unique experience. As a donor you can rest assured that virtually all of your donations are directly benefiting the orphans. The staff of Family Legacy are not on salary but instead raise their own support. That means donations are not going to pay a lot of overhead but instead directly funding specific projects. We love it that we are able to direct our donations to build a home and a school and sponsor specific kids that we can stay in touch with for years to come.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Family Legacy and the work that they are doing in Zambia has impacted my family beyond words. Both of my boys - aged 18 and 19 - have said that the most joy they have ever experienced has been when they have been in Zambia working with orphaned and vulnerable children. I can honestly say it is close to the most joy I have felt as well. I am so thankful for the opportunity to join forces as a family in helping these children. Even though we are not working side by side all day (we each have individual children with which we are involved), the closeness we felt after serving is incomparable. This organization has vision, and they put the people in place to create change.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Family Legacy has changed our family. We have been impacted far more than those we love on in Zambia. We are ambassadors for 61 children who we have fallen in love with through the Camp Life ministry of Family Legacy. We love them as our own. Many dear friends and relatives have come along side of us to help sponsor them to provide an education which is the only way to break their cycle of poverty. This was a "once in a lifetime trip" that has become part of our mission - to go and disciple and love on the children who have no one. To see their childlike faith accept Jesus and their Lord and Savior and then to go share their faith in their community is a beautiful day! The light, joy and love that comes from the least of these is greater than anything I have seen. The have changed not only my heart, but my teenage children's hearts too. They have something greater than themselves to live for and serve - serving Jesus to these children and then being his witness to their friends here. Our favorite place on earth is the Tree of Life Children's Village where the children in the worst circumstances live. To spend time with them is a blessing that cannot be measured. Another excellence aspect of Family Legacy is the staff. Every staff member must raise their own support. This allows the ministry to give 95% of every dollar to the children. This model attracts and retains the most amazing people that not only love serving the orphans but LOVE JESUS with all of their heart! They rely on God to supply all of their needs. My family has witnessed God work miracles over and over again through this ministry. We are the ordinary family, willing unwilling servants, that finally submitted to go. We are the ones blessed.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Family Legacy has an AMAZING impact on countless orphans in Zambia and it has had an amazing impact on my family here in the states. We have been on three trips to Lusaka, Zambia with Family Legacy and each one has been life-changing. It has opened my eyes (and the eyes of my children) to the needs of precious children who struggle to stay alive. It provides a way for us to tangibly get involved in changing lives. We love doing Camp LIFE with Family Legacy, but it goes far beyond that. We sponsor several children who now have the opportunity to get an education, have nutritious meals and feel the love of their American sponsor and Zambian mentor. Also, we have been so moved by the plight of the orphans in Zambia that we have raised money to open homes at the Tree of Life Children's Village! One home opened in 2012 and we hope to open another one there is 2014. Everything the organization does is does with excellence and I am privileged to be able to serve alongside them!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Family Legacy Missions has changed my life in countless ways. The heart of this organization is bringing the gospel and sharing the love of Christ with the vulnerable orphans of Zambia. This organization is a picture of the gospel, as we were dead in our sins, so these children have been left for dead, hopeless starving and lost. Family legacy has brought life through Christ to these children and gives them hope and a future through Camp LIfe, sponsorships, education and a children's village. The orphans of Zambia capture your heart the second you meet them and will leave an imprint there forever. Family Legacy is truly changing the nation of Zambia one child at a time and we must not stop until every child is reached.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Recognizing the need to influence Lusaka & Zambia for Jesus Christ; Family Legacy started opening Christian schools throughout the compounds to serve the thousands of orphan and vulnerable children in the Father's Heart sponsorship program. These schools are helping bring positive change by first and foremost proclaiming the gospel, providing jobs to Zambian teachers and educating children who might not ever receive a quality, Christian education. As an educator I've helped to train teachers in these schools and personally witnessed the positive impact they are making in many lives.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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This organization has changed my life. My kids were so incredible and the Camp LIFE is experience just can't be put into words. I am so appreciative to all the staff and everyone who works so hard to make this trip a LIFE changing experience. I MISS MY KIDS SO MUCH and can't wait to get back to Zambia!!!!

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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My family of seven has volunteered for this mission four times. Each year has been a unique experience for each of us and we keep going back to try to bless the orphans more than they bless us. It is a fact that we have not been able to bless them more. Recently, my earthly father graduated to be with his King. For me, this mission prepared me beyond belief for this loss and heartbreak. My orphans, that I sponsor for school, taught me that parents and grandparents are blessings. Each day they are in your life, you should cherish it and be thankful to God because most people do not have parents and especially grandparents. My life and my family's life are more significant today than the day before our first mission trip with Family Legacy. It is really a God thing and you can not describe it. You must experience what God is doing there to raise up the least and the lost in Zambia.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

use this model in every African country and as a matter of fact, use this model in the US to replace the ugly welfare system that exists today

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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