How To Vision Trips
WHY WE GO
We are committed to intervening for orphans on a global scale. We lead vision trips to Ethiopia and Colombia to:
- Meet real needs
- Reinforce existing partnerships
- Make a lasting impact
- Build spiritual foundation
- Encourage in-country staff
- Support orphans and vulnerable children
WHY WE SERVE
All God’s Children International is dedicated to answering God’s call to provide the loving care that every child deserves. We are excited that you have chosen to come alongside us as we answer God’s call!
In order to maximize impact, we are committed to training and equipping our short-term teams with the knowledge and resources needed to make a difference for the 8 million orphans living in institutions worldwide.
WHY WE’RE DIFFERENT
We only lead vision trips when we are confident that we can do so ethically. Without preparation or forethought, mission or vision trips can be more focused on “the self”, promote cultural imperialism, and meet symptoms instead of root causes.
AGCI’s in-country leaders and the work they accomplish, serve as a guide for how we can have an impact without unintentionally hurting those we serve. With a deep investment on both sides of the trip, AGCI works hard to bolster connection to the work in a sustainable manner. Additionally, AGCI conducts pre-trip training to prepare participants both before and after their trip.
We encourage all potential vision trip participants to mentally and emotionally prepare with prayerful reflection.
- Check your heart
- Check your expectations
- Prepare with humility
- Learn to listen
- Engage for the long-term
- Prepare for reverse culture shock
WHERE WE GO
AGCI in Colombia
AGCI’s commitment to intervening for vulnerable orphans in Colombia has changed the landscape of adoption and orphan advocacy on a national level. Since we became an accredited adoption agency in Colombia in 2014, our incredible orphanage partnerships have allowed us to find homes for older orphans, children with special needs, and siblings who want nothing more than to stay together.
Beyond placing orphans in loving homes, we are elevating the level of care in government institutions, giving vulnerable families the tools they need to stay together, and creating safe spaces for older orphans to transition into independence
AGCI In Ethiopia
Our commitment to serving orphans in Ethiopia began in 2007 as an accredited adoption agency, and our Ethiopia adoption program united over 600 children with their forever families! When we could no longer ensure an ethical adoption process in Ethiopia, we remained committed to addressing the orphan crisis by preventing children from entering institutions in the first place. From the beginning, our holistic approach has stretched beyond the adoption realm, but we have progressively built initiates that work together to target the primary causes of poverty in order to create lasting change and successful independence for orphans in Ethiopia.
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“But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted; you consider their grief and take it in hand…you are the helper of the fatherless.”