Africa

Ugandan Children Take a Trip to the Source of the Nile River

Uganda is a beautiful country, full of historical and natural landmarks, including the source of the Nile River and Lake Victoria, the largest lake on the continent of Africa. 

But most of our students have never traveled much further than walking distance from their village and our school. That's why it's become a tradition for COTN's seventh-grade class to take a study tour. Come see the sights of Uganda with them as you enjoy these pictures!

What is Sustainability?

Sustainability is a buzz word these days, but what does it really mean? Meet our new Director of Sustainable Practices, Cheryl Cuthbertson. Children of the Nations (COTN) is blessed to have her experience and passion leading us in this area. Cheryl just returned from Malawi and Uganda and is full of ideas. She sat down with me and answered some questions we all have about sustainable development.

Strange for a Purpose

My wife Jen and I recently took a trip to Seattle to celebrate our tenth anniversary. Our home is in the suburban Midwest, so we got a kick out of sampling city life. In the suburbs, most people are trying to “fit in,” while in the city it seems most people are trying to stand out. People do some pretty strange things to stand out—and some are just plain out of their minds! 

Follow Your Meals to Africa!

Have you ever packaged meals? Every year, thousands of you meet in churches, schools, and community centers to put together lentils, spice, chicken, and rice—the nutritious combination that helps feed thousands of hungry children in Africa and the Caribbean. But what happens to the meals once you seal up your packages?

Follow your meals and find out how they get to the children—and into their bellies!

Life After a Mission Trip

I couldn’t wait to go on my first mission trip to Malawi and Uganda four years ago. I spent months preparing for the experience of entering a completely different culture, and I’m glad I did. My team leader mentioned that transitioning back to life at home after a trip might be just as difficult, but I secretly believed I wouldn’t have any trouble. Just in case, I had a little book called Unearth, which was supposed to help with the transition.

Father and Son Climb Kilimanjaro to Help African Children

George Faucher has a dream—to help children in Uganda by climbing Africa’s highest mountain. Today, he and his son, Aaron, will begin an eight-day journey to scale Mount Kilimanjaro. They’re using the trip as a way of raising money to help Children of the Nations (COTN) send much-needed supplies to Africa.

Making Retirement Count: Jim and Lisa Teach in Africa

Retirement couldn't have been nicer for Jim and Lisa Stowers. They had a beautiful house, a few grandchildren, and a large garden and art studio to spend their days in. But God had bigger plans. 

Fifty Years Turns into 50,000 Meals

Laurie Bunnel only had five days left to raise $10,000. She and her husband David had decided to do something special this fall, to celebrate turning fifty, but it was starting to look like they wouldn’t have the money to pull it off. 

The Top 7 Gifts on the Children’s Christmas Wish List

Apparently a lot of you have taken an interest in Pinterest. Your response to our November post about “Pinteresting” Christmas crafts for your sponsored child was huge! 

A Sponsor's Journey, Part Three: On to Africa!

It was a busy week. Alicia graduated from high school, then graduated from college, and took off on the biggest trip of her life. 

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