$40 per month really do for a sponsored child?
Many children don't have the opportunity to get an education due to extreme poverty. We ensure each sponsored child has school supplies, uniforms, and is enrolled in school.
Children function best when they are fed physically, emotionally and spiritually. That's why we ensure each child has regular nutritious meals because many families are not able to provide consistent food at home.
Each student receives basic medical care and emergency care when needed. Our goal is to keep these children healthy so they can grow up to make a difference in their community.
The most important thing we can share with these children is the love of Jesus Christ. It's this love that will have an eternal impact on them and their communities. By partnering with local Christian leaders, we ensure each child is not only taught the Word of God, but is loved by God's people.
When our church first partnered with the Learning Center in Guatemala, I knew I wanted to sponsor a child. Since I have two grown sons, I really wanted to sponsor a girl, so I picked Keyla. When Rut, VisionTrust’s National Director of Guatemala visited our church in New York, she spoke to me about Keyla. Due to some health issues, Keyla would not be able to participate at the Learning Center, so she asked if I would be willing to sponsor her brother, Luis. While initially disappointed that I no longer would be sponsoring a little girl, my heart said "yes"! Little did I know how special that "yes" would be until Ashley from VisionTrust spoke at our church. She started talking about a little boy that had stolen the hearts of the teachers at the Learning Center. At first Luis was very quiet and had difficulty adjusting to the Center, but over time he’s blossomed into their unofficial morning greeter. As I heard Luis's story unfold, my heart felt like it would burst as tears came to my eyes. My simple "yes" truly gave new life to this little boy on the other side of the world. You don't have to go on a mission trip to make a difference, you can just say "yes" to sponsoring a child and giving them “a future and a hope!”