Trip Reflections

My first ever child sponsorship trip to Vietnam left me astounded. The trip was not only meaningful; it was also very heartwarming. Before the trip, all I wanted to see was my sponsored child and to have some fun working at the construction site.

“Our vision for every child, life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so.”

This vision statement spoke to me.

I always look forward to World Vision's  Child Sponsor Trips as this means that I would get to meet my sponsored child and his/her family. This is the fifth time I have been on a child sponsors trip and each time I never fail to marvel at how much my small contribution benefits the community and my sponsored child.

“You can't change the world, but you can change the world for one person” – Katie Davis

It felt that way when I first met Maybin, my sponsored child. Perhaps not so much that I changed his world, but that he changed mine.

Being an intern, I did not expect to get the opportunity to go on an overseas work trip. So when my boss offered me the chance to go to Bo Kluea, Thailand with her I was thrilled. Even though I bore the expenses of the trip myself, I was thrilled not just because I love travelling, but also because I would get to learn more about the work World Vision does.

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