Zambia

Vehicle Mechanic and Driver

Life in Africa involves traveling long distances on poor roads.  Without our vehicles we would be very limited in our effectiveness.

Would you be willing to join our team in Zambia to help maintain and repair our fleet of vehicles? We also need someone to help us with driving within Kabwe, and also to Lusaka. Creativeness,innovativeness and loads of patience are key to excelling in this responsibility.

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Requirements

You will be responsible for the regular maintenance and repairs of the organization's vehicles, as well as any associated paper work (such as insurance and roadworthy certificates).

Daily trips into town for purchases, banking and also to and from different ministries. Trips to Lusaka for business purposes or to pick people up from the airport on a regular basis.

If you have experience as a mechanic, practical and organizational abilities, and great people skills, we would love for you to be part of our team!

The applicant will need to participate in the 2-month OM Discipleship Program in Kabwe, Zambia, before beginning with this ministry.

Start Date

As soon as possible

Commitment Length

2-3 Years

All jobs/opportunities on this site are unsalaried. Most people joining OM have to raise financial support to cover their living expenses, usually through gifts from home churches and other supporters.

Photos from Zambia

Stories from Zambia

Turning over the table

“I knew before I came to Africa that I would face the issue of poverty cycles, but I didn’t know there would be poverty cycles in ministries as well. I was so emotional about my friend’s situation that I wanted to do something. In Chinese, we call this feeling ‘turning over the table.' Chinese are usually reserved people so turning over the table means that someone could not hold back the emotion any more,” explains Ivy. “They have to do something to express what they are feeling.”

'I can follow Jesus now'

A single mother finds hope through a Self Help Group and is sharing the good news.

Cleaning for Jesus

“While we are trying to find ways to do the ‘big things’ and win the ‘big people’ for Jesus, let us start small,” said Ivy. “Let us learn from Namman’s young servant. Let us do our daily routine with Christ. Let us cook and clean among those who do not know Him. Then, when the opportunity comes, we will share with boldness about the goodness of our Lord Jesus Christ."

Do you miss home?

“This is the beauty and the tragedy of being a missionary in a foreign land. We are connected to many places deeply but belong to nowhere fully,” shares Ivy. “I will miss home wherever I go and I will create a new home wherever I move. I am adopting cultures and creating a third culture of my own.”

Let us go around the walls again

“When I read the Bible, I sometimes even pretend that I am interviewing the characters. This helps me find new insights in the scripture. Recently I came across the story of the wall of Jericho. As I acted out the scene in my brain, I imagined it in a gaming style,” says Ivy.

Serving where God wants

Even though she didn’t want to go to Africa in the beginning, Abbie believes God prepared her for it and reflects on her experiences.