Pastor Victor Chimfwembe
Founder and Director
Victor's life and story of redemption embodies our core belief that each life is purposed by God to thrive and reach another. His personal experiences growing up on the streets give him unique insight into the challenges faced by the orphaned and disadvantaged children in Zambia. His greatest aspiration in life is to be the hands and feet of the Gospel in his community.
Victor has a Bachelor's of Theology degree from Christ for All Nations Institute and, in addition to running HHY, pastors 2 local congregations.
In 2014, Victor was married to Racheal Kayombo who now serves as Associate Administrator for HHY. Victor and Rachael have a baby girl named Marlys Shekinah, who is the light of their lives.
In 2013, while on a short-term mission trip in Ndola, Zambia, Marlys met HHY Founder and Director Victor Chimfwembe and her heart began to stir for the vision that God has given him. After returning to the U.S. and a period of prayer and soul-searching, she felt a clear call to join HHY.
Marlys' 26 years project management and consulting in the health care industry is an invaluable asset to our organization, helping to formalize our operations and provide administrative relief to Victor.
Splitting her time between Zambia and the U.S., Marlys leads our communication, operations budget, and donor development. When on site, she leads a women's Bible study group at Yahweh's Chapel and tutors each HHY child in math and English.
Marlys has one daughter and son-in-law, and one sweet grandbaby.
A native Zambian, Racheal enrolled in Teen Missions International’s Bible, Missions and Work program in 2011 where she was trained as a Matron (a caregiver to orphaned children). She graduated in 2013 and came on staff at HHY shortly thereafter.
Victor and Racheal were married in May 2014 and she gave birth to a daughter, Marlys Shekinah, in February 2015.
In addition to her administrative duties, Racheal leads prayer in the church and periodically serves as a translator.
Carol serves as matron, joining us in January 2016. Carol resides with the children in Twapia when school is in session, attending to their daily needs of food and home care. Carol is currently engaged to marry Gabby Chimfwembe, whom she met while attending university.
Gabriel (Gabby) Chimfwembe
Gabby was born in 1990 in Ndola, Zambia and raised by his parents until they divorced. (His family cared for Victor until he was nine). Gabby then attended DK Secondary—a technical boarding school located in Lusaka. Following graduation, he attended Copperbelt University, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Natural Resource Management.
Gabby joined the team at HHY in December 2014. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations at the farm: tending to the animals and working the fields, as well as distribution and oversight of labor (both day laborers from the community and the children's chores).
Gabby is a great asset to HHY, and his work frees Victor attend to key projects, pastoring the churches, and managing the budget.
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