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Can I Pray for You Before You Go Back to America?

On my first trip to Uganda, I got to meet the girl our family sponsors through Children of the Nations (COTN). Her name is Sharon. 

A Miraculous Day in Malawi

The invitations went out by word of mouth—to every family with a child in Children of the Nations' child sponsorship program in Malawi, government officials, business people, and all the local village chiefs.  The staff waited—expecting about 800 people to show up at Children of the Nations' (COTN) ministry center for the first Center Day in Malawi. 

How You’re Breaking the Cycle of Poverty for Antonia

"The situation in my life is hard," begins 11-year-old Antonia. "Life is hard for me because my mother is out, and my father doesn't work," she explains. Then she smiles as she thinks of the difference people like you have made in her life. "Actually, it is not so hard as it was before I was part of COTN's program," she says.

A Bigger Family Than They Ever Hoped For

Osman was eight years old, and his sister Hawa was only six, when their father died from kidney disease.  Their mother was very sick as well—too sick to care for her children. At that time, Hawa and Osman didn't know where their next meal would come from. They had no hope for their future. But today, thanks to you, their lives look very different.

Dental Workers Bring Smiles to Dominican Children

Mindy Finnegan did not take her church's challenge lightly. It was Missions Day at Peninsula Bible Fellowship and her pastor had encouraged everyone to pray about how they could be involved. Mindy left the missions fair feeling like God was calling her to something.

A Day in the Life of a Ugandan Child

The day begins early for Guido, as it does for most children living in the Ugandan village of Anai-Okii.  He gets up at 6 a.m. to fetch water for the morning. Guido is blessed—because of partners like you who helped build a well right in his village.  He doesn't have to go far, and the water he draws is fresh and safe to drink. 

Would You Like To Hear My Story?

The drums beat a rhythm followed by the voices of the dancers. It is Center Day in Sierra Leone—a day of outreach to the local community through song, dance, games, and other activities. Hundreds of people look on as the recently formed Children of the Nations (COTN) Cultural Dance Troupe glide, shake, and spin through their well-choreographed display.

From the Lips of Children: Fiona and Friends Initiate Door-to-Door Evangelism

When we think about raising children who transform nations, often we think that will happen down the road, once the children grow up and get jobs.  But children like Fiona aren't waiting to grow up to share the love, growth, and transformation God has brought into their lives through partners like you. 

Portraits of Hope: Children Capture Their Lives on Film

In January, my Venture Team had the pleasure of teaching the kids in COTN's Uganda Children’s Village simple design elements and aspects of photography at a skills camp. We brought a Fujifilm Instax camera, which is your modern-day inexpensive version of a Polaroid, to introduce the children to self-portraits. We explained the concept, and the kids rushed to form a line to have their pictures taken.

Maria, Full of Hope—Thanks to You!

"Before COTN, the situation in my house was very tough because we had nothing to eat," says Maria. "But now, my siblings and I are enrolled in the COTN school, and we have all benefitted."

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