I have met a lot of faithful missionaries in my life and line of work. Jerry & Jana Lackey founders and directors of Love Botswana, are head and shoulders above most. They have established a world-class ministry that emerged from the ashes of risk, dedication and a fire that nearly destroyed it all. I have personally visited their work, met with their staff and would highly encourage anyone to go, and taste and see what is happening in Maun Botswana, by the hands, hearts and faith of LBOM and it's leadership.
I have known the Lackeys for more than 20 years. Jerry and Jana lead LBOM with integrity and wisdom, humility and confidence. They have balanced ministering the Truth found in the Word of God and practically meeting felt needs of the nation. It is an honor to know them and to serve in this nation together.
LBOM is an amazing ministry that we have been connected with for over 20 years! We have visited the ministry many times and taken teams of people over to Botswana to volunteer and be blessed by this ministry. It has been a privilege to be a part of this ministry and families lives.
I led a team from Colorado on a short term trip to work with Love Botswana. Our role was two fold; Complete a construction project on their campus, and assist with some of their outreach programs. I was very impressed with the impact Love Botswana is having. It is clear that they are not only reaching out to touch the economic, social, and felt needs of the nation, but they are establishing a culture of change as they are raising up a generation of future leaders. We had a great experience.
I had the privilege of being a part of the internship program at Love Botswana in 2010. This was one of the most memorable times of my life. The vision of Love Botswana is amazing and sets no limits on what God can do. I learned so much about the culture and people of Botswana and loved every minute of it. I was able to visit this past summer and it was crazy to see the expansion of the many projects and ministries there. Cannot wait to go back!
I was a part of Love Botswana's 3 month internship program in 2011. Then I was able to return the summer of 2013. My experience there was absolutely amazing. The relationships that I built at Love Botswana probably impacted me the most, and I still keep up with many of them today. Jerry and Jana Lackey bring great leadership to this organization, and I was honored to be able to serve under them.
I have been volunteering with this organization for 2 or 3 years, and I have learnt so much they taught me the basics of what being a christian and the practical side of christianity and they helped me with my education. I look forward to working with them soon
We have visited Love Botswana Outreach Mission with our extended family in 2008. We were very impressed with the ministry and vision of the organization. It is well run by a group of dedicated and hard working staff called to serve God in diverse ways. They have made a difference in the lives of many people in Maun, especially the youth. They have a vibrant youth program and an exceptional international school. They are always creating new programs and finding new ways to serve their community. They are truly trying to impact lives and raise the next generation of Christian leaders in Botswana.
We personally have adopted an amazing young boy and help to keep him in school. Love Botswana does a good job communicating with us and working with his family to improve his life by providing opportunities and not just handouts. I feel our donations are used wisely and carefully to benefit the child and his family. I would highly recommend their Sponsor A Child Program. It is personally rewarding and uplifting to watch faith in motion through the growth and development of a child in need.
I volunteered my time this year with Love Botswana, and it was an honor to serve along with them. They are making such an impact in the community and in peoples lives. They truly are wonderful people, Jana, Jerry and their staff. =)
I was invited to come and serve as a missions pastor for two years. It was both an honor and privilege to serve along side Pastors Jerry and Jana Lackey. The entire Love Botswana Outreach Mission team was a joy to work with. They are making a huge impact to expand God's kingdom and serving the people of Botswana. LBOM operates with integrity and true accountability. This is a safe place to make an investment of your time, talent, touch, and treasure.
Jana, Jerry and their devoted staff have made a massive difference to Maun and the community in and around Maun. Their passion and devotion is tangible and they are always willing to give a helping hand and advice.
Jana recently give me lots of assistance, guidance and advice regarding the bullying awareness campaign that I hosted at a school in Maun. Jana became personally involved in making bullying awareness in Maun a priority and are planning to to host a much needed bully awareness campaign throughout the whole of Maun via the Love Botswana Outreach Mission.
I was at Love Botswana this year in April – it was one of the most life transforming trips I've ever experienced. Love Botswana reaches out and ministers to many orphans and the hurting in their community, especially as they have started this baby house on their property to love and nurture children who are unwanted. As well, they have a school where they help to educate children so that they can grow up to be leaders in this beautiful nation – and make a positive change in the world around them. They also help to educate young people spiritually, physically and emotionally, by providing opportunities for them to grow in their gifts and talents, through the new community center they built. The leaders and team surrounding them truly care about people at the deepest level – I was profoundly impressed and wish that whole world and about this wonderful place. The entire property & organization is well rounded, excellent, generous and strategic in every way! For 25 years, Love Botswana has been caring for and meeting the needs of this wonderful area of our world and I know the best is yet to come.
The organization has been in existence in Botswana for the past 25 years.It's presence is particularly felt in the Northwest part of Botswana.
The pioneers of the organization have made enormous sacrifices for the benefit of the community.The organization is currently involved in the Children's and youth programmes,Community outreach to the needy,Women empowerment programmes,and the rescue center for orphaned babies.
The organization can do much but it is limited by resources .They have a well articulated vision to reach the whole nation.
We were able to experience Love Botswana first hand through the guidance and direction of Jerry and Jana Lackey. Their commitment to excellence, faith and serving is evident at every level. This mission has made an incredible impact in this city and in this nation!
The devotion and sacrifice of Jana & Jerry to serve and make a difference in the children of Maun in Botswana for last 25 years is not only amazing but inspirational. They have been able to upgrade the lives of the less privileged children and make a difference in their respective families.
Their love Botswana foundation continues to serve , expand , reach and give new hope to these children.
I have known and worked with Jana and Jerry Lackey Ministries since the mid-1980’s when Jerry graduated from Lakewood Bible Institute under Pastor John Osteen at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, and Jana graduated from Christ For the Nations in Dallas, Texas. They have one of the greatest missions organizations of our time in Botswana, Africa, a day’s journey from 12 nations. I took my first missions trip to visit them in Botswana in the 1990’s, and took short-term teams from our church there in 2000 and 2003. They work with beginners, intermediate and seasoned missions groups to provide an excellent missions experience, handling all aspects of the logistics from travel to accommodations to food to health and safety measures. I have also worked with them annually in various capacities, and visited with Jana recently in 2013. They have spoken numerous times over the years in our church's monthly missions meetings to encourage others to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world. The short-term missions teams I have taken to Botswana have been impacted by their lives and witness, and the lives of the young adults and adults will never be the same in a most positive way. I have encouraged several young people to invest themselves in longer-term missions in Botswana with the Lackey Ministries, including a former roommate, who has spent the past five years in Botswana under their mentorship and discipleship missionary training. I have also seen the miracles of God in salvation and healing, and lives transformed by the power of God. The stories are too numerous to tell, but one young single man who was a part of our team that came out of a homosexual lifestyle was gloriously healed of AIDS in Botswana with no trace of diseased blood today, started dating a young lady from our church, got married, and had a baby girl as a result of his life being changed in Botswana! Jerry and Jana began their ministry almost from scratch, and have built one of the most far-reaching and impactful ministries in Africa. Included in their mission called Love Botswana Outreach Mission, they umbrella many other awesome works such as The Maun Village Church, Love Botswana Bible Institute, Okavango International School, Mercy Ministries for abandoned babies, and are constantly expanding their mission. I have preached the Word, taught the Bible, been a part of various kinds of Evangelism Outreaches, and seen their wonderful facilities at Love Botswana Outreach Mission. Jerry has also learned several of the tribal languages and both he and Jana are great communicators, administrators, and mentors. The Lackeys focus on evangelism, discipleship training, youth abstinence programs, women’s ministry, hospital and prison and other compassion ministries. They also host Camp Meetings, have short-term and long-term missions opportunities, educational missions experiences, internships, Christian safaris and people groups research. They have a true heart for souls, and reach out to win the lost, communicate the Gospel in a simple way tribals can understand, develop Christian communities, demonstrate God’s love, train tribals to reach their own people, and provide basic necessities. They evangelize through the Jesus Film in Tribal Languages, open air meetings, distribution of Gospel literature, regular meetings working through the National Pastors, workers and churches for joint crusades and teaching seminars, implementing fixed tuned radio broadcast for distribution, through their local church, Bible School, Christian Academy, support for national workers, providing outreach supplies, literature and Gospel tools, clothing and medical supplies. They have worked in both populated and remote villages, deserts, swamps and isolated islands, and have experienced the hardships as well as the rewards of a life of pioneer evangelism. They are simply a couple who made themselves available to God, had a vision that still determines their passion, and stepped out and trusted God in an adventure of faith. I highly recommend this ministry to anyone interested in world missions and evangelism. I have only received good reports from this ministry over the years, and would go again myself, take teams, and encourage new missionaries to go and taste the rich, full experience offered by the Lackey Ministries in Botswana. Renee Branson, Pastoral Staff, Lakewood Church, Houston, Texas
As Chairman & Co Founder of Love Botswana Outreach Mission, It's been a privilege to see the hand of God on what was once a dream in our hearts to where it has grown to today.
The Mission is Real, it's Relevant it's Relational & it's Reaching out in a big and strategic way.
The staff & volunteers of Love Botswana are some of the most dedicated, self sacrificing people I have ever had the honor to work with.
The impact is measurable, the organization is accountable & the results are life changing.
My husband and I co-led a group of teenage volunteers to work at LBOM for approximately one month in 2005. The hearts of the founders of this mission are pure and genuine. I loved listening to them tell how this organization got started. It was out of a pure sense of God's call. My favorite part of our journey there was being able to hand out Operation Christmas Child boxes to literally hundreds of children. The pure excitement from those children who had nothing was incredible. I would love to work with LBOM again in the future in some capacity. They are making a true difference in the lives of the people in Botswana. They show the love of Christ in very parctical ways. I hope one day in my life to be able to make a difference in the same way.
I have not been actively involved with the charity but I have read about its various projects and achievements.
The initiatives that have been started by this Organisation contribute towards the establishment of a 'healthy nation'. According to the World Health Organisation, health is defined as "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity" We therefore cannot talk about dealing with the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Botswana or the social injustices without also offering Spiritual and mental well being. Love Botswana therefore plays a pioneering role in the nation of Botswana in that it is one of very few organizations whose mission and objectives shape the societies' entire well being, i.e physical, mental and spiritual.
As a human rights activist I believe that economic development can only be achieved when women are empowered to participate in a country's economic growth and when they are recognized as entrepreneurs in their own right. In light of the aforementioned, Love Botswana's "Maatla a Basadi" (Strength of Women) is a project that is close to my heart.
Being on the other end of the country I have not had full contact with the organisation, but i have seen the rippling effect of it through media publications and from meeting a few people that have played some sort of role in the organisation.
I feel that their projects are sustainable and effective and they should continue to receive the support they receive.
I have known Jana for over 30 years... Even as a kid, her faith was something to be reckoned with. Whether Jerry knows it or not, he was a result of her tenacious faith... Just as I am sure she was a result of his ,as well. Their faith, together, has brought so many to Christ through this mission. I have no doubtable that when they arrive at heaven's doorstep that they will hear,"Welcome home, good and faithful servant."