The gala was held at Windows on Washington on September 20th. Activities included dinner and a silent auction.
In 1998, a group of young men called “the Zambian Acapella Boys” were brought to the USA by an organization. They were here to sing and raise money for their education. The Zambian Boys came to the church of Bob and Judi Bertels, who hosted the singers in their home. The men were young and unfamiliar with America, our culture, customs, laws and language.
Firstly, the organization that brought them to the USA to perform across the country and earn large sums of money. However, the boys and their families back in Zambia never received the money or education they were promised. Subsequently, immigration stepped in to put a stop what was found to be human trafficking. Furthermore, a ripple effect began.
The African Vision of Hope team in the United States is built on a group of individuals that are passionate about the calling and the children they serve. Comprised of diverse skills across multiple ministries and industries, God has woven this team of servant hearted people into amazing and hard working team.
African Vision of Hope is blessed to have great leaders on the ground in Zambia that work hard each day. They teach, guide, train, plow, sew, counsel, feed and equip the 3,000 children and thousands of families that we serve each day.