Seeking Hearts Foundation

What We Do

We are a community of Christians seeking to train children with disabilities in the country of Zambia, which lies in the southern part of Africa.  Eventually, we hope to provide medical care to our community in the Kasupe area of Lusaka.


The mission of the Seeking Hearts Foundation is to be a vessel of God’s love as we provide training for the impoverished, abandoned, and orphaned children with disabilities in Zambia

We do this in several ways:

  • Training in biblical knowledge and understanding
  • Character training 
  • Individualized academic and vocational training.  Primary and secondary school, specific skills training, vocational/trade training, support for University and professional education.
  • Medical care and devices for disabilities
  • Accommodation with The Lighthouse family during the training

While maintaining its primary focus on children with disabilities, SHF desires to be a good neighbor to those in their community.

We have purchased an acre and a half of property in a rural area outside of Lusaka where we are building a home for handicapped children.  We have named this home, ‘The Lighthouse‘.  Elizabeth Trautman relocated to Lusaka, Zambia in June of 2021 to run the home and eventually a rural hospital/clinic, as well as a school for the children of The Lighthouse.  


The aim is to enable the children to become mature children of God, to become more functional in daily living skills, as well as in a vocation or profession with which they may contribute with excellence in their community and nation.


It’s difficult to pinpoint when a calling takes place.  For Elizabeth Trautman, the Voice that called her to Zambia was the same one that she had followed for many years and into many callings.  The seed for The Lighthouse was interspersed with others that God had sown in her heart.   How long did it lie dormant, waiting for the conditions to be right?  Read more….


Seeking Hearts foundation is a certified NGO (non-governmental organization) and is guaranteed by the Church in Moses Lake (Washington State), which is a 501(c)3.  We are currently in process of registration as a Public Benefit Organization in Zambia.

 The largest part of SHF is those individuals, mostly in the US, but also abroad, who work in Zambia with their prayer and counsel, as well as through their finances.

SHF is advised and underpinned by a, wonderful and dedicated, board of directors.


If you would like to support our work, we would be glad to have you enable our hands and feet in Lusaka, Zambia.  The funding is sent through the church in Moses Lake so as to decrease the amount of red tape on the Zambian side.

One hundred percent of what is ear-marked by you for Zambia is wired to the Seeking Hearts account in Lusaka.  At the end of the year, you will receive a tax receipt from the Church in Moses Lake.