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Causes: Education, Elementary & Secondary Schools, Human Services, Literacy, Philanthropy, Philanthropy, Charity & Voluntarism Promotion, Religion, Religion-Related

Mission: Bringing sustainable transformation through the power of the Gospel.

Results: Lackey Ministries was founded in 1987 by Jerry and Jana Lackey to advance the Kingdom of God by teaching and demonstrating the Gospel around the world. ​Lackey Ministries has pioneered two initiatives that continue to impact the world in innovative ways: Love Botswana Outreach Mission and Lackey World Reach.

Target demographics: bring sustainable transformation through the power of the Gospel.

Geographic areas served: developing nations around the world

Programs: Love Botswana Outreach Mission: • Educational initiatives • Community outreach programs • Building and extending the impact of local churches • Creating partnership and networking opportunities • Aligning with national and governmental policies and programs Lackey World Reach: • Transforming impoverished communities and vulnerable populations in developing countries through strategic partnerships with local organizations

Community Stories

47 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I started volunteering in the Children's Ministry when I was just a teenager, fast forward almost a decade later I'm now serving as the Public Relations Officer for this incredible organisation. I also have the honour and privilege of reading and editing all the programmes reports and I am always so humbled and equally amazed when I see how people's lives are being touched. Imagine how much of an impact has been made in the past 30 years!

Every time, there's something new and incredible that makes me thank God for being a part of this organisation. I can first and foremost attest to the work that God has put in me through Love Botswana Outreach Mission of "Developing Leaders For Africa." Love Botswana succeeds also because of its values of Faith, Integrity, Relationships, and Excellence. This is true God-ordained work.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been part of the programs from Love Botswana Outreach since I was 12 years old, attending the school, participating in Reach For Life,Creative Arts,Fire By Nite,Sunday Discipleship and Sunday services. It was a time where I was developed into the leader i am today. I am grateful for an opportunities presented to me through this organisation, my life is forever impacted.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My wife and I visited the children often while living in Botswana. Great place and great people with a heart to help the people of Botswana. Showing the love of Christ by helping love the community of Maun and it's children.

1 Peter71

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

If you are looking for a ministry that changes people's lives long term, this is it! I have seen how they have transformed a village in many ways for the past 25 years. Their school, life centre, youth ministry etc. I wish their model would be repeated in many other places all over Botswana. Inspiring work that empowers the local people to be better in everything they do.

Keep it going Jerry and Jana! God bless you!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This non profit has changed my life in numerous ways and has added quality of purpose to my life. The Founders and Staff are committed to their roles within the organisation. They are committed to each individual they come into contact with. There is no challenge too big or hurt too small not to receive their full attention. Everything they do is done in a spirit of excellence and accountability. The heart of this non profit is to reach people and improve people's lives. It gets a 5 star rating from me.

1 Len M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Love Botswana, Ministries, Missions, International School - are each excellent examples of the great commission that Christ called each of His followers to in the 28th chapter of the book of Matthew: Matthew 28:19
“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:” I left a piece of my heart at Love Botswana and I haven't been the same since I left. The Lackey's put me right to work, and they made me feel that my small contributions (electrical wk. & a little preaching) were valued and appreciated. Each of you at Love Botswana Is also valued And appreciated - I still miss you all to this day ... may the Lord watch between me and thee while we are absent one from another Amen.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Where do I begin? Well, in 2015 I was invited to Maun for an Arts Festival that opened up the opportunity for me to interact with the Love Botswana family. I call them a family because of the similarities they portrayed that remind me of my own loving family. During a day dedicate to community outreach, I shared my testimony with the scholars they work with and since then I don't dream of living my life any other way. Love means that we are capable of igniting love in the hearts of others. Love Botswana has that effect. The spirit of volunteerism and compassion is easily transferable. Since my first encounter with these ministers of the Gospel, I have gone back to give what God has placed in my heart. I am honored to have met such greatness in my time. May God bless you to continue doing the blessed work you do and enable you spiritually, mentally and financially.

2 Kelitah K.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've known the Lackey's for my entire life and not only are they such incredible individuals but they have dedicated their lives to empower Batswana people. I've grown to see the investments they have made to equip their community not only through physical establishments (such as the baby house, school and church) but also through mentoring Motswana people so that they too can make a difference in their community.Their impact on this community will be a lasting footprint in Maun.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have had the great privilege of being associated with this amazing NPO for almost 19 (nineteen years) now. It has been my personal pleasure to work with this amazing NPO and to be inspired by the work that they do. They have a great heart for community engagement and for being relevant and giving back to every community they are connected to. In a world where many are selfish and just living for themselves, they are setting the standard for us all and are a fitting example and role models to be emulated. We are encouraged by this NPO and I do not hesitate to recommend them in any capacity whatsoever. They have my unqualified support and eternal appreciation! -Pearl Kupe (International Governmental Consultant), Executive Committee Member, African Women Leaders Forum, IMF (International Ministers Fellowship Global Executive Council Member) and WE CARE International President/CEO

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first got to know about this non- profit when I was doing my thirds year field work placement as a social work student. I was exposed to different cases that really exposed me to the human struggle and the problems at the grassroots levels in rural Botswana. I continued to work with this non-profit when I stared working in a job position at the local hospital Letsholathebe Memorial Hospital. The lackeys ministries under the Love Botswana outreach mission would bring the clients especially from Lorato house which are mostly neglected or disabled children to all their medical appointments and even seeked hep from my office as a clinical social worker for counseling and further referral. This non profit works even beyond their working hours because this line of work has a lot of emergencies.

2 Rebecca174

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Loved every minute of my volunteer service! They do such a great job at letting do what your best at. This ministry is very organized and they are very grateful for your service! They have such great hearts and an amazing story of faith!

2

Former staff

Rating: 5

They have so much love for the communities they are helping, as well as a passion to bring positive changes to the lives of many.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We've loved this ministry since its inception. Jerry and Jana Lackey have a heart for the lovely people of Botswana. We served along side them in 1992 and learned so much. Such a wonderful couple, family, and ministry.

2 Zöey K.

Former staff

Rating: 5

I had the privilege of working at Love Botswana in 2014 after schooling at Okavango International School in 2013.
LBOM is a Ministry of excellence that shapes you into a great Leader. The leadership is influenced by the power of the Holy Spirit which explains why things are run so well.

2 Rita38

Donor

Rating: 5

I have visited Love Botswana Missions and the Okavango International School and I found what an extraordinary place it is. The Lackeys have done marvelous work and have endured many, many hardships including fires to build and prosper over 25 years, while giving God all the glory for His mighty work in Botswana.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had my first experience with missions at Love Botswana when I was 15--it helped shape the trajectory of my life! Later I returned several times with short term teams and was always impressed with how comprehensive their vision and ministry are, blessed by their hospitality, and humbled by their love for the Lord and the people they serve.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We had the privilege of working with Jerry and Jana for a couple years. They have a true passion for the ministry and the beautiful people of Botswana and we were blessed to be part of that passion and vision.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I spent 8 months working alongside Jerry and Jana Lackey at Love Botswana Outreach Mission, and it was a life-changing experience. The organization's desire and ability to raise up leaders in the nation of Botswana is commendable and eye-opening. There are many ways to be involved here, whether it be to work at the International School, work in an administrative position to connect the mission to donors and volunteers stateside, teach women of Maun trades that will help them sustain an income, or teach students of Botswana who want to get into ministry.

I am very thankful for the opportunity I had to work with and support this ministry; I hope others take advantage of any chance they have to partner with them.

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

We have known the Lackeys for many years, even before they began their outreach to Botswana.
It has been a privilege to serve on their board for several years. This is a mission with heart and integrity. Jerry and Jana are amazing, faithful workers in the Kingdom. They began with nothing and then suffered the loss of everything in a fire. But they serve a faithful God, and the ministry bounced back bigger and stronger. We have visited the Botswana mission only once, but it was one of the highlights of our life. We would gladly return again and again, but my health does not permit. I would encourage anyone considering support or involvement to follow through. And if you ever have a chance to go to Botswana, by all means GO.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hi my name is Laurie Olson and I volunteered with my church last Oct. 2012. A team of approximately 15 people went to volunteer our services. The Men helped to build decks around some of the housing quarters and the women volunteered in the school and in the Lorado House.

The organization is absolutely phenomenal. The Lorado house takes care of children who have been abandoned and abused. The babies and toddlers are well taken care of. They are shown love and care that I know most have never seen before. They are also taken care of medically by being taken to the Dr. at least once a month I believe for wellness checkups.

Also at Love Botswana is a school for kids k-12. I was able to go in many of the grade levels and watch the teacher/ student interactions. Everyone works hard there but with smiles on their faces.

The founders of Love Botswana Jerry and Jana Lackey are honorable people who work really hard and love what they do. Their goal is to bring freedom, joy and life by strengthening individuals and communities throughout the region. They are accomplishing this through guidance in the areas of education, spiritual care , and economic building. They also work with youth teaching abstinence .

It was a blessing to volunteer with the rescue babies and kids from the school. The Lackeys have a wonderful organization at Love Botswana.