Hannah M., from Wayne State College, travelled with a group of college students to Zimbabwe to help with a discipleship youth camp for VisionTrust children. Before I traveled to Zimbabwe I unknowingly focused on all of the ways it would be different than what I was used to. Different people, different houses, different skin tones, different culture. When we first arrived in Zimbabwe my thoughts seemed to be confirmed. I saw Read Post
One week ago ago I was sitting on a wooden bench under an open-air tent in Zimbabwe. Hundreds of students sat around me, eyes locked on a pastor passionately sharing about what it means to live for God and love others. In the stillness that followed, light shining in from all sides, I was reminded that this is the Church. No building, no walls, no slideshows, no instruments required—just people Read Post
See how God is transforming the life of this young man in Zimbabwe through the work of VisionTrust.
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.) Below is a story from Reach The Poor This Week. Tendai is a 24-year-old woman living in Zimbabwe. She grew up Read Post
We’re excited about all God accomplished in 2013 and all He’s going to do in 2014 in Zimbabwe. The children returned to school January 13th with many new classmates in tow. It’s only by God’s grace and your help that we are now serving more children than ever. Please join us in praying for Zunga, an area where the children live. The village has always been prone to droughts, but Read Post
When I asked if it was okay to give the tiny gift I brought to my sponsored child while the other kids were still around, our Zimbabwe Country Director replied, “Oh it’s okay, all the kids know you’re her American Mama.” What?! This was the first time I was meeting my sweet sponsored child and I’m not going to lie to you, I had sent her a total of one Read Post
This guest post is brought to you by Marcy H., a VisionTrust sponsor and team member from Colorado. My heart has been tugged by Africa since I was about 10. So, at age 57 I was thrilled to have the opportunity to go. My husband Ted and I accompanied Jim, Matt and Jenny (VisionTrust employees) to see the pilot of the “Million Meals” project implemented last October in Zimbabwe. Preparations Read Post
Over the last few months we’ve been developing a new way to help some of the most needy children in the remote villages of Africa. The Million Meals effort is designed to support local village leaders as they care for their own while empowering the youth in the community to become leaders. All this starts with food. A simple nutritious meal that costs $0.24! Take a look at our new Read Post