Cheryl Storer, the wife of our CEO and President, shares about how they came to VisionTrust and where they are in the journey ten years later.
Our story begins over two decades ago. Matt and I met at Taylor University while we were both studying for our undergraduate degrees. After college we married and Matt went to work for a small computer company and later secured a fantastic job with Microsoft. I started my teaching career. Slowly we began to feel the Lord call us to serve Him full time in our careers.
My Dad, Dr. Ernie Taylor, founded VisionTrust in 1997. We love the focus of VisionTrust—to transform lives, live for God and love others. Matt asked to serve on the VisionTrust board in 2000 and we both began to consider how we could help more.
In 2004 Ernie asked Matt to serve as president of the organization. After much prayer, we moved our four children to Colorado Springs and began a full-time career reaching out to the world’s neediest children. Matt currently serves as President and CEO. He travels a few weeks out of the month, visiting the children and local leaders overseas as well as running the ministry. I serve as receptionist at our headquarters and enjoy assisting Matt with his duties. We have four children–Sophia (19), Madeline (17), Olivia (15), and Matthew (12). They love to serve on mission trips whenever they can.
It’s hard to believe that it’s been ten years since we joined VisionTrust. The Lord has done some amazing things and we want to give him all the Glory. As we look back and see God’s hand leading and guiding us we also want to look ahead.
We would like to begin sending out bi-monthly updates and prayer requests. We want to thank you for being a part of the awesome things God has done and ask you to pray with us about what is next. We will be including some prayer requests that are personal for our family as we serve the Lord and some for the ministry of VisionTrust. Thanks for being a part of our lives. We would love to hear how we can be praying for you too.
Dominican Republic- new sponsors. Currently we are serving 2,015 children in the Dominican.
Asia- funding to start a new program in Thailand. God’s direction and leading in our expansion into other Asian countries, and new staff to support the growth of the ministry. Success for our fundraising event in Singapore Sept 13, 2014. Currently we are serving 5,365 children in Asia.
Guatemala-that children in our program would stay long-term and would come to know Christ as their savior—there is a big turn over in one of our projects there. We are serving 528 children in Guatemala.
Togo- we’re looking to start two new programs. Pray for our directors Bruno and Amy. We serve 480 children in Togo.
Sierra Leone- our directors, Dorothea and Garrett and for the children we are serving. The kids are having some behavioral issues. We serve 121 children in Sierra Leone.
We were able to take brand new shoes to the children in Malawi that someone donated to us!
We’ve had a lot of mission teams go out in Jesus name and serve well. Thanks you Lord! There are still many teams going this summer.
Our family road trip went well. We were able to meet with many churches, friends, family and VisionTrust supporters and share what God is doing.