Christmas time can be tough for many. Whether you’re looking forward to this upcoming season, or just trying to get through, we want to give you a reason to celebrate today. The two young women featured below represent the incredible children you’re supporting through VisionTrust: resilient, intelligent, selfless, and strong. In the midst of online shopping, party-hopping, and stocking-stuffing, we hope you’ll take a moment to be encouraged by their Read Post
The children we serve around the world are smart, capable, and full of potential. But too many of them have never known what it means to dream. We want these children to know they were made for a purpose: to live for God and love others! Our sponsors play a key role in providing access to education, nutrition, health interventions, and the love each child needs to learn about Jesus Read Post
Several years ago, VisionTrust Guatemala Director Rut Chamalé asked if I’d like to visit the Los Verdes Learning Center, their newest program at the time. Without hesitation, I said “yes!” As we pulled up to a small, brightly painted church building, I caught a glimpse of the children playing on the concrete patio outside. Eager to interact with the children, I offered to assist the teachers, leading the children in Read Post
Jessica M. recently traveled with us to the Dominican Republic. Below she shares what she learned through one special child. Sponsored children have amazing stories to tell. They have real lives, struggles, joys and bright personalities. My sponsorship story is named Manuel. Every time I went to my parents’ house to raid the fridge I would see Manuel’s face and short VisionTrust bio staring back at me. Manuel is a Read Post
When I saw Brigido, he was happily coloring alongside his peers at the Cruz Blanca Learning Center. Bright-eyed and sweet-natured, his smile just lit up the room, and he seemed at ease and pleased to be in class. Yet, when I learned this little boy’s story, I could not believe what he and his family had been through over the last year. Brigido is the third youngest in a family of nine, and Read Post
After being the only member of his family to survive Cyclone Nargis in 2008, Saw Soe Paing shares how he found God and purpose at the VisionTrust program.
Once a slave, Eha Gay Paw shares how her VisionTrust teachers helped her know God, freedom, joy and hope.
As I visited Brazil last month, I cherished the time I got to spend with my sponsored child, Isaias. You may remember his story published in our Transformed magazine last year. At age 14, he is now the oldest at the Projeto Amar II Learning Center because children aren’t required to attend school after 9th grade. Instead, most are encouraged to get involved in criminal activity like running drugs, prostitution, Read Post
One of our sponsors, Melissa S., has started a blog (www.reachthepoorthisweek.com) where you can sign up to receive a weekly story of real child’s challenges and triumphs written at a 4th grade level for you to share with your children. (Just by subscribing, $1 will be donated to VisionTrust.) Ishwarya and Anand are twins from the country of India. At the age of three, their lives changed dramatically. Their father Read Post