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The best way to learn what it’s like to sponsor a child in need, or see the impact of a sponsorship from a child’s perspective, is right from the source.
These are the stories of the children, families, donors, and volunteers who’ve experienced the power of sponsorship firsthand.

Sponsor Stories

Paterne & the Frey Family

Paterne grew up in the Central African Republic surrounded by challenging situations. Both his parents died, and he struggled to engage in typical childhood activities

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Short Term Missions Stories

Beka & Tryness

When 4-year-old Tryness first came to the VisionTrust Malawi Learning Center, she was withdrawn and did not speak. While the other children talked, played, and

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Fredy & The Wentz Family

Listen to John W. describe how meeting Fredy touched his heart and started a relationship that would be meaningful for years to come:

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Ashlee & Nahomy

I had the privilege of serving in Guatemala with VisionTrust in March 2022. I went as one of leaders to the high school girls that

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Stories From the Field


Motherhood is a journey that should never be walked alone. But sadly, all around the world, there are mothers who shoulder the great responsibility of

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As a young child, Shalom lost both his parents. But through the love and care of his VisionTrust program leaders, Shalom found hope in God

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Over the years, VisionTrust has welcomed vulnerable and orphaned children into our Casa Luz Orphanage in Ayacucho, Peru.  One of these children is Diana, and

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We love hearing our children share their heart with their sponsors when they write letters.  This is what Angela shared with her sponsor:  “I am

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“My mother couldn’t afford tuition. I studied on my own and used to prepare during my lunch breaks.”  These are the words of 18-year-old Priyanka*,

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