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Follow a Missionary’s Journey from Malawi to Haiti

 
Today, you have the opportunity to hear from Steven Mizecki as he shares his missionary experiences. Steven is a Children of the Nations–Malawi graduate who is now serving as a missionary in Haiti.
 
We had the chance to interview him when he visited Children of the Nations headquarters this summer and he was excited to tell you how God is building His Kingdom through your faithful gifts and prayers.

 

How a Group of Quilters is Wrapping Children in Comfort

 
Sometimes, the best way to serve others is by doing the thing you love the most.
 
Fifi Dickey has been sewing since she was a child. She studied interior design and enjoys combining colors and patterns. “It relaxes me,” she explains.

A Blessing That Goes Both Ways: Sponsors Meet Their Sponsored Child After 18 Years!

 

They stood behind the security checkpoint, hands clasped, tears welling up in their eyes, staring at the face that had smiled from their file cabinets, fridges, and bulletin boards for the last two decades.

 

Former Orphan Who Tended Goats to Survive Now Attends College

 
An orphan in Sierra Leone, West Africa, Amidu was the last to eat in the various families that took him in. They saw him more as a worker than a family member. So until he was nine years old, he spent his days tending goats—and not in school.
 

5 Thank-You Notes from Children Whose Lives You're Changing

 
Do you ever catch yourself thinking that a small act of kindness couldn’t possibly have a large impact? Well, these five thank-you notes from the children you’re helping through your gifts to Children of the Nations will change your mind. Their dreams wouldn’t come true without your generosity! 

Using Your Gifts for Good: Walter Burbank, Sign-Maker Extraordinaire

 
Every talent and skill can be used by God to bless others, even the unexpected ones.
 
The Children of the Nations (COTN) campus in Silverdale, Washington, isn’t easily visible from the road. For years, donors, volunteers, and new employees struggled to find the headquarters, driving past the small, partially obscured mailbox sign. It’s impossible to guess how many people gave up on bringing in SmilePacks or other physical donations simply because they couldn’t find the drop-off site.
 

Two Girls Send Smiles Across the World

A while ago, Stephanie Ellis had worried that her family was heading down a path toward selfishness. She prayed that God would move her family's hearts toward generosity. And she found her prayers answered in unexpected ways.

 

One Church, One Village: Give Your Church’s Missions a Meaningful Impact

“We feel that God placed Los Robles in our view, and it’s a path we’re all very willing to follow,” says Pat Minnesang, COTN partner and member of Presbyterian Church of the Master (PCOM).

Glamour for a Good Cause: Photos from COTN’s Seattle Story Changer Auction

Under the glittering lights of the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle, Wash., COTN partners arrived dressed in their finest, ready to enjoy COTN’s Seattle Story Changer Auction. 

The theme of the evening was “Become a Story Changer.” The program included a cocktail reception; dinner; reflections from Chris and Debbie Clark, COTN’s founders; and a testimony from Lezitah Madziayenda, a university graduate who was in COTN's sponsorship program.

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