Nayra was born into a world that didn’t allow for a childhood. The daughter of drug users and alcoholics, she suffered every kind of abuse while living on the streets and under bridges in Goiás, Brazil. At the age of one, police found Nayra when her parents were trying to sell her, just as they had sold her younger sister for less than $300 US dollars, to buy drugs. By Read Post
Three huts, built less than thirty feet away from a busy highway in Zimbabwe, are home to the Vheremu siblings. Rebecca, 11, Zvadiwanashe, 9, and Primrose, 7, live with their aunt who they refer to as their mother. Unfortunately, their aunt is rarely home, leaving eleven-year-old Rebecca to fill the motherly role for her siblings. She fetches firewood, water, does all the cooking and makes sure that the little ones Read Post
In summer of 2004 I was going through the normal day-to-day grind at a large technology corporation when God completely changed all the plans I had for my future. That summer I followed God’s calling and devoted my career to serving Him in a way I never expected. I became part of VisionTrust when we sponsored a child in the Dominican Republic in a community where our church was partnering. Read Post
We continue our life’s journey, on the path toward deeper understanding of our purpose, and the work set before us. Adopting Lily in 2006 redefined many aspects of our family. Selling everything and moving our family of six to China was one such significant change. Through our time in China, we have gained a closeness and greater appreciation for each other. Yet, there are often bitter sweet thoughts as we Read Post
My name is Ashley Hentrich, and I live in Albany, New York. I am married to my wonderful husband Jonathan, who is the Associate Pastor at our local church. We have a beautiful baby girl named Mariana who was born in the fall of 2011. Since Jonathan and I married in 2003, we have sought out ways to serve the world around us. We took our first VisionTrust trip to Read Post
I’m “livin’ the dream” with three roommates, in one adorable house, in the booming metropolis that is Denver. I graduated from the University of Colorado in May 2011 (go buffs!) and found God calling me to work for VisionTrust. After spending two months in the Philippines my sophomore year of college I felt the Lord moving in my heart to care for those in poverty. Through a lot of prayer Read Post
We’re excited that the renovations on Ketty’s House, one of our orphanages in Santo Domingo, is almost complete. We’ve added additional space for more children, improved the kitchen and created an outdoor courtyard where the children can safely play.
The morning Gabriela’s father asked God for a Bible, he could have never expected four women from Florida would be the ones to deliver it. On their last day in the Dominican Republic the women visited VisionTrust’s children at Sabana Perdida School. While there, one of the women felt called to sponsor a child and picked Gabriella, age 6. They visited her home, prayed with her family, and brought her Read Post