Team member Sarah K. from Upstate New York enjoys a sweet hug from one of the young girls who participates in the Cruz Blanca Learning Center. This past month, I had the honor of serving at the Cruz Blanca Learning Center in Guatemala with a wonderful team of folks from Upstate New York. On the first day in the village, the VisionTrust Guatemala Director, Rut Chamalé, shared something that Read Post
Do you have a heart for orphaned, vulnerable, and impoverished children and youth? 153 million orphans. More slaves today than at the height of the African Slave trade. Over 20,000 children dying every single day from a lack of basic resources. This trip is your chance to engage some of these children face to face and learn about the best practices to help (and not hurt) the millions of suffering children around the world. We Read Post
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The body of Christ amazes me. I’m in awe of how God orchestrates such wonderfully diverse members who are each bestowed with unique gifts into one unified group—all “by one and the same Spirit” (1 Cor 12:11). When I was younger I was blessed with the opportunity to go on many short-term mission trips to places like Mexico, Romania, and Tunisia. But more than 10 years passed before I had the Read Post
Scott Michel of Grace Church in Erie, Pennsylvania didn’t realize how leading a team to the Dominican Republic would impact him. His purpose and passion grew more than he knew possible. Enjoy Scott’s words below and let God plant His passion in you. We spent four hours in the house of the LORD between the two services and I am lost for words at what that experience was like. To watch Read Post
Cathy Cornelison is a school teacher from Texas and the wife of VisionTrust Relationship Manager Mark Cornelison. This summer, she spent eight weeks in the Dominican Republic teaching English to a group of 12 young ladies ages 13-23 from four different VisionTrust programs. Cathy held class for the girls three times a week to teach them grammar, vocabulary, and conversation skills. “They were the smartest, most motivated and determined students 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
This blog is brought to you by short term mission team member Cassie P. from Indiana. Cassie and teammate Portia F. are with Sandra and her children, Daniela (polka dot dress) and Isabella (grey sweatshirt), in the photo above. This is my third trip to Guatemala. The poverty, the plights of the families, it no longer shocks me like it did on previous trips. During our evening devotional yesterday, I Read Post