Children

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!

Update: Haiti Five Years after the Earthquake

Today marks the fifth anniversary of Haiti’s devastating earthquake. The disaster killed tens of thousands of people, displaced more than 1 million, and wreaked havoc on Haiti’s infrastructure and economy. 

Christmas Photos from Malawi

Thank you for making this such a great Christmas for our children in Malawi!

Christmas Photos from Uganda

The children in Uganda had a great Christmas, thanks to you! At our Uganda Children’s Homes, we had a special party with a Christmas meal, cake, and other sweet treats. The children also took time to pray and thank God for all He has blessed them with throughout the past year.

 
The children in our Anai-Okii Village Partnership Program celebrated Christmas with gifts of clothing and laundry soap, thanks to their sponsors. "For an African child, new clothes for a day like Christmas means a lot," says Hadrine Akullo, one of our Uganda staffers. "And they were really excited, as you can tell from the pictures." 
 

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."

Sharing Jesus through Film in Haiti

The backpack opens up like Mary Poppins' bag of tricks. Inside is a solar-powered projection system with everything Marc Antoine needs to show the JESUS film to the students: a screen, projector, and sound system. 

To My Dear Dad

For Father's Day this year, we asked several of the children in our sponsorship program to tell us who they looked to as a father. Mphatso of Malawi lost his parents when he was four years old. But because of your care and support, he has a new family. An amazing couple who serve on staff at COTN treat him and his brothers and sisters at the Children's Home as their own.

Wordless Wednesday: Children Caring for Children

You see it all over Malawi: small children carrying smaller children. Sometimes they're just helping mom and dad. But all too often, they're filling the roles of parents who are out of the picture for one reason or another.

Honoring the Father Figures in Our Children's Lives

For Father's Day, we asked some of the children to tell us about a father figure in their lives. Because so many of them have lost their parents, having adults in their lives who support them and who they can look up to is so important. Your support doesn't just provide children with resources like education, food, and clothing. You are also helping provide for the staff members who care for the children daily, often filling the roles of parents for them. 

If You Give a Child a Pencil . . .

Two years ago, I stepped into my dream job as a staff writer for Children of the Nations (COTN). In this job, I see the naked reality of the brokenness that was, and the unaccountable, transformative power of the Great Love who is doing a great work in the lives of so many.

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