Children of the Nations

He Does What He Loves One Day a Year and it Saves Children’s Lives

J.T. Knowlton has come up with his own version of the perfect day, and a way to live it over and over again. To call his idea life-changing may sound dramatic, almost too good to be true. Until you see the effect it’s had. 

Beyond the Village Podcast

The official podcast of Children of the Nations

Go behind the scenes and hear stories straight from the children and staff. And, with special guests, explore what it means to raise children who transform nations.

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I Must Tell My Story: Ireen Banda of Malawi

Sitting in the American camp office and laughing about campers and cultural differences, you couldn’t feel farther away from the harsh world Ireen paints with her stories. But they are her life—though it’s hard to believe this soft-spoken, confident, beautiful young Malawian woman was once fighting on the street for food to bring back to her abusive father and dying mother. 

Building a School in the African Jungle

School is out for the day, but the children are all still working. They roll a little piece of cloth over the crown of their head and one by one, they help each other stack heavy red bricks on top. One, two, three, even four bricks high they stack them—as far as their hands can reach to steady them. The biggest boys take five.

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