The first step in our Community-to-Community partnerships
“Vision Trip” is not another name for “Mission Trip.”
Vision Trips allow pastors and community leaders to envision how their community can transform not only the lives of vulnerable children and their communities, but also their community back home.
Children’s HopeChest Vision Trips are different from what you might have heard about – or even experienced – with other organizations.
Potential partner community leaders and pastors travel to available CarePoints to learn how their church or community can join those communities’ visions.
These trips allow those who are considering a commitment to Children’s HopeChest the opportunity to see firsthand the difference our unique Community-to-Community model can make towards sustainable development.
On a Vision Trip, participants visit several CarePoints to evaluate the potential for partnership with specific communities. At each location, they will visit with local leadership, learn about community assets, and the future vision of sustainability.
They will engage and interact with the children in the community, visit their homes, and tour the community to better understand the challenges at hand. They will also learn about the culture of the host countries through several activities unique to the locations. To learn a little more about what Vision Trip is like, read this blog on HopeChest Insights!
“Children’s HopeChest is the single greatest mission strategy that I have ever been a part of … But you can’t really experience it until you go on a Vision Trip.”
—Matt Day, Lead Pastor of The Bridge Church