Support a Child

Like candles waiting for a spark,
these children just need a match.

Whether you already support a VisionTrust child or you are exploring the opportunity, we are here to help you!

Meet

Angela

"I am strong, brave, a fighter. I am thankful for you sponsor and even though I don’t know you personally, I know that God put you in my life because he loves us."

Be The Match

All around the world, there are children living in dark situations. The demands of day-to-day survival extinguish opportunities – talents lie latent and gifts go undiscovered. The world is deprived of unnumberable stories of joy, purpose, innovation, and kindness.

 

For children to thrive, they need the loving presence of God and others to bring light into their lives. Like candles waiting for a spark these children just need a match.

 

You can be the match for one child. Your prayers, letters of encouragement, and financial generosity combine with the faithful presence of our local VisionTrust leaders to bring a new story forward.

 

Though separated by miles, we are united in heart to help each child see and believe that they are worth more!

When you support a child, you receive:

  • The honor of being a child’s true friend bringing light into their life
  • The joy of sharing Christ’s love through your donations, prayers, and letters
  • Authentic updates on how VisionTrust is supporting your child’s health, education, and spiritual development
  • Two letters and one photo per year from your child

Your support provides:

  • Mentorship from local adults that shine Christ’s love
  • Programming and resources to support your child’s health, education, and spiritual development
  • A safe, nurturing environment where your child can grow in their faith
  • Encouragement, love, and affirmation through your donations, letters, and prayers

Relationship Matters

You’ve decided to support a child in need. The relationship has sparked, now it’s time to fan the flame. Here are some simple, powerful ways to connect with your sponsor child.

Sending a Personal Message

The child you support loves to hear from you! Each note and photo you share are cherished. Get started here.

Sending a Physical Letter

Send a physical letter using one of these templates to:
VisionTrust International 
3710 Sinton Road #100 
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Sending an Email

Email your message and/or photo to childletters@visiontrust.org. Please include your full name, as well as your sponsor child’s name and ID if you have them handy!

SERVE IN YOUR CHILD’S COMMUNITY

Ready to meet the child you support face-to-face and make a hands-on difference in their life? Learn more about short-term missions here.

Tips on Crafting a Message to Your Child:

  1. Keep it short and sweet – this helps our amazing translators deliver your message in a timely manner!
  2. Write about topics your child can understand and connect with – family, pets, hobbies, special traditions, etc.
  3. Cheer your child on in their learning and relationship with God – words of affirmation are deeply meaningful!
  4. Children pray boldly and faithfully – empower your child and share a personal prayer request with them!
  5. Photos of you / your family will be treasured by your child! Seeing the face of the one that loves and cares for them helps build relationship and connection.
  6. Avoid sharing information / photos that highlight material wealth.
  7. Remember some cultures are more modest than our own – i.e. your adorable family beach snapshot might be Instagramable, but not the best pic for sharing with your child.