Just for Fun

How Well Do You Know the Dominican Republic? (Fun Quiz)

1. The most popular sport in the Dominican Republic is ______.

Soccer Tournament Sponsors 24 Children in Sierra Leone

Four days before the 2015 Kitsap Cup soccer tournament, things looked grim. Only 13 teams had signed up. Volunteer tournament director Erin Bernard wondered if the event would raise enough money to continue sponsoring the 17 children in Sierra Leone they’ve supported for the past several years.

Christmas Photos from Haiti

Christmas photos have arrived from Haiti! Thanks to all of you, the children had a great time celebrating the birth of Christ. Here's what Marc Antoine Michel, our Haiti country director, had to say about the celebrations:

"After a wonderful week of Christmas Advent with a Venture team from The Hallows Church, we had a beautiful Christmas party with the children this year. They learned the whole story of Jesus’ birth with skits, they had fun with the team, and had a special Christmas meal with special treats, including soda, cake, and Christmas gifts. Enjoy pictures below."

Four Resolutions to Help You Change a Child's Life in 2015

Every year when the clock strikes midnight, we celebrate the coming of the New Year and ask ourselves, “What can I do different? What can I do better?”

Our Most Popular Stories of 2014

2014 was a big year for the children, as they experienced graduations, improvements to their communities, better health and educational opportunities, and most of all, your love and care.

As we look back on our most popular stories of 2014, we see some recurring themes: concern surrounding the Ebola epidemic; celebrations of new beginnings; and God using you, our partners, to provide above and beyond for our children. Thank you for making this such a great year! 

Brightening Up the Community, with Used Tires

Watching Alejandro Suero Reyes hold up an old tire in front of a class full of students, you’d never guess he’s a lawyer. Alejandro is teaching a free community class on how to create sculptures out of used tires. 

New Recipe: Mission Monday Meal

When my brother in law was asked to come on board with Children of the Nations (COTN), a nonprofit we knew and loved, we could not have been more thrilled. And we wanted to be behind them in this faith venture in every way. As we talked about how to support them, knowing we already had our “give” dollars going several different directions, I sat down and talked with our kids. 

Five Fun Ways to Explore the World with Your Kids—Without Leaving Home

Exploring a new culture with your family can be lots of fun! Here are five interactive ways you can teach your child about each of the countries COTN serves. Discover new food, fun facts, and more. We suggest you begin with your sponsored child’s country and work your way around the world!

10 Fun Ways to Fundraise

Are you raising money for a Venture Trip or an international project that will help change children’s lives? Whether you’re fundraising as an individual or a group, you won’t be able to resist these fun ideas.

Wordless Wednesday: Meeting Your Sponsored Child

Sponsoring a child through Children of the Nations is a unique experience. It's not just about sending in a check every month or posting a photo on your fridge. Sponsorship is a relationship—one that blesses, challenges, and encourages both the child and sponsor. 

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