Children's Stories

A Renaissance Man in the Making: Spengy's Story

Sixteen-year-old Idrissa, or “Spengy” as everyone calls him, asks question after question with a look of amazement and disbelief on his face. He is sitting in his first class at Children of the Nations' (COTN's) new science laboratory in Banta, Sierra Leone, and is blown away by the new world he has discovered.  It's his first time using a microscope, and he is amazed.  “It was my very first time to see the different parts of a cell. It was very surprising to see the parts that were on the slide made to be so big!” he remarks.

My Sense of Humanity is Back, Because of You: Robbin's Story

Human is the last word you would use to describe the wreckage of family and community in which Robbin grew up.  He was born in Barlonyo, an Internally Displaced Persons camp in northern Uganda, supposedly a safe haven from northern Uganda's worst terrorists: the Lord's Resistance Army.  

Aris Speaks for the First Time, Thanks to You

Life is fragile in 10-year-old Aris' impoverished community in the Dominican Republic. Several months ago, his father boarded a motorcycle and never returned home—tragically killed in a road accident.  Aris is one of ten children, and had a serious speech disorder which made him unable to talk.  Without a father to support them, Aris' family was unable to supply the most basic necessities like food and water, let alone the special care and encouragement a child like Aris needed.  

Counting Everything as Joy: Linda's Story

The first thing you notice about Linda is her smile.  "She counts everything as joy," says Children of the Nations (COTN) Village Partnership Program Coordinator Chikondi Kadongola.  If you consider what Linda has been through in her sixteen years of life, you realize this joy is truly a gift from God.

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