Andrea Kaiser was born in Des Moines, Iowa and spent the first five years of her life surrounded by Southeast Asian refugees as her parents had God’s big heart for the nations. She also lived in Kansas, Kentucky, and on a Wisconsin dairy farm with her aunt and uncle before moving to Chicago to attend North Park University. NPU’s theme was “A city on a hill,” and there she experienced deep community and served the homeless and African refugees. She graduated with a double major in Elementary Education and Psychology, and taught in Chicago Public Schools on the south side.
Nineteen was a big year for Andrea. First, she spent three months in Ghana, West Africa, where Jesus spoke clearly and called her to return to Africa and serve orphans. Second, upon returning to NPU, a handsome young man shared with her his desire to serve orphans overseas and pursued her. At the same time the campus worship pastor Peter Hong mentored and discipled her. Together with Pastor Peter, Andrea and Daniel helped plant a multi-ethnic church called New Community Covenant Church and served there for 12 years.
Leaving Chicago September of 2010 the Kaisers spent 15 life-changing months engaging the local church in orphan care in Uganda. They also attended a stellar five-month training on orphan ministry at New Hope Uganda. They currently live in Lusaka, Zambia with their 4 children Josiah, Ellanora, Zuriya and Zion. The Kaisers heart is to partner with local Zambians who have a vision for the restoration of their communities, come alongside them in training, prayer, and deep relationship, to build God’s kingdom together. The Kaiser’s focus is to encourage every believer in Zambia to take orphans into their own family and love them with God’s love.