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“I Think This Girl is Going to Change the Future of Uganda”: Monica’s Story

Kristen Marks, COTN’s Uganda liaison, says, “You know those people who you’re just really impressed by, and the more you get to know them and the more you see them in action, the more impressed you are by them? Monica is one of those people for me, but the thing about Monica is she’s a 16-year-old girl.”

God Can Lift the Rejected Child: Morris’ Story

It wasn’t long after Morris’ father passed away that his mother reached the end of her rope. Seven-year-old Morris woke up one morning to find his mother’s dead body on the floor of their home. Grief-stricken and paralyzed by the fear of not being able to provide for her children, she had taken her own life.

The Boy Who Never Smiled: Jonnathan's Story

It was Christmas when 5-year-old Jonnathan and his two brothers disappeared. Their mother had taken them to her family home in another village for the holiday. But when the time came for the children to return to COTN's school, they were nowhere to be found. 

Steven's Testimony: How Sponsorship Changed the Course of My Life

I was born in a family of three children and I am the last born child. I was being brought up by my parents up to the time my mom breathed her last breath. My mom died when I was just three years old.

Meet the Graduates: Maria's Story

If you knew Maria's story, you'd realize why graduating from high school was an accomplishment beyond her wildest expectations.

Maria still can't believe it. On Sunday, June 29, she will graduate from high school. "I never knew that one day I'd be graduating from high school," she says, still amazed that this day has actually come. 

God Showed Up: Isaac's Story

Way out in the fields of northern Uganda, a young cowherd was getting ready to sneak off to school. Whenever he found a large enough pasture for his cows, Isaac would weigh his chances—dash to school and get a few hours of precious learning in, or stay with the cows and make sure they don't run off? 

The Four-Year-Old Who Slept on the Street

Beatrice's favorite Bible story is that of Moses. This quiet six-year-old doesn't hesitate when asked why. "It teaches us that God protects us in difficult times until we reach our destiny," she says. 

A Place for Every Child to Excel

The church goes quiet as Spengy, a Children of the Nations (COTN) sponsored child and the youth leader of the church, calls for testimonies. "What has happened in your life that you want to tell God thank you for?" He invites the congregation to share. 

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!

Checking in with Malawi's Future Leaders

Right now in Malawi, you are helping 36 young adults make their way through college. These young people are studying hard today so they can transform their nation tomorrow. A few of them would like to share with you what their goals are and how your support is helping them reach those goals.

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