Meet Rebecca and hear the story of how she’s found new life with God and VisionTrust since surviving Ebola.
I started my career as an ICU nurse many years ago. I spent my days surrounded by technology and very critically ill people. Shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Code Black, and many others lead us to believe this is what the “high end” of healthcare looks like. Over the past decade as my mind and my heart have transitioned to international health, I have gained a whole new understanding of impact. Read Post
“The rain never came when we needed it for the harvest and now there is nothing.” This was the recent report from Peter, our National Director in Tanzania. The drought began earlier this year and the situation has only worsened, causing crop failure that is affecting the entire country. Food prices have doubled and fuel is going up, making the cost of living unbearable for the majority of families we serve. Read Post
Our trip to Liberia after the Ebola epidemic was an opportunity to truly see the hand of God at work. We heard many stories from those who had been infected and affected by Ebola. We met family after family who had their own unique challenges and we watched the faithful VisionTrust Liberia local heroes minister to them in so many ways. During the Saturday Ebola Support Program we watched our Read Post
A brand new borehole is almost ready to bring clean water to the children we serve in Tanzania! Below are three photos to help you better understand everything that has come together in order to make this dream a reality. Meet Absalom, the head of the Morogoro municipal water office in Tanzania, showing off our new borehole cover below. He is a man of God and has worked with us Read Post
Liberia is officially Ebola free! As we celebrate, we have to take time to recognize that this was a miracle. Most news agencies and world authorities acknowledge that, just a few months ago in the fall of 2014, the world was bracing for thousands of cases of Ebola. In Liberia alone there were almost 450 new cases in a week. Each of those 450 people could have easily infected many others, so the world was Read Post
April 25th is World Malaria Day. Malaria’s not something most Americans think about or even consider as a real threat. Yet, half the world’s population is at risk each day of this deadly disease. In fact, the impact of Malaria around the world is so great that a child dies every minute. More than 90 countries have issues with Malaria, affecting thousands of the children we serve. Malaria is transmitted by Read Post
Happy World Health Day! This year The World Health Organization has chosen to shed a much needed light on the issue of food safety. Among the amazing committed experts that serve VisionTrust children, is a group of people called the Food Security Team. They come from across the US with backgrounds ranging from PhD’s in nutrition, Chemical Engineers, Tropical Agricultural Specialists, Animal Feed Specialists and farmers. Each person shares a commitment to Read Post