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How an African Housewife Inspired a Florida Woman to Do More

To hear the full story, listen to COTN's Beyond the Village podcast, How a Malawian Housewife and a Girl with Special Needs Inspired a Florida Family to Do More.

“Once my husband and I got married and he got his first real job, he wanted to buy a nice car; but then reality set in,” says Carolyn Berger, a COTN partner who lives in central Florida. “He did drive a beater,” she recalls, laughing. “The back light would hang out.”

How Sponsorship Works

BENEFITS FOR YOUR CHILD

When you sponsor a child, your monthly gift goes into a fund for your child’s program. Your gift, along with those of other sponsors, ensures all our children receive the same level of care. As we gain new sponsors, we are able to bring more children into our care.

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. 

This 11-Year-Old Chose to Sponsor a Child Instead of Buying a Kayak

For many children, Easter morning is filled with anticipation. They hurriedly run out of their rooms to see what gifts are in their basket or what candy is in their eggs. 

Long Lost Pen Pals Restart their Relationship through Child Sponsorship

Jonathan Lindell has one regret. He should have reached out and made that connection when he had the chance. 

With God All Things are Possible: Promise's Graduation Story

“If it wasn’t for COTN, I would be married by now,” Promise begins her story.

Crossing Africa to Achieve a Dream: N'gardy Graduates from College

Two years ago a young woman who had never even left her country set off on a journey across Africa. Her goal was to earn a college degree—an accomplishment both rare and difficult where she comes from. The path she took to get there certainly wasn’t typical. But then again, no former orphan girl from a remote village in Sierra Leone who earns a college degree could be called typical. 

Pick Up the Phone, God Is Calling You to Sponsor a Child

When I was a kid, our telephone was mounted to the wall in the kitchen; its long, curly cord almost touched the floor. We didn’t have an answering machine so when the phone rang, we answered. 

Every call was an invitation to live life, to adventure—just like the call Eugene Choi answered six years ago, in the middle of Malawi.

When God Says "Yes," It's a Promise: David Graduates from College

It’s been 20 years since COTN opened its doors with a bold mission: “raising children who transform nations.” Twenty years is a critical milestone—the children who first entered COTN’s care so many years ago are all grown up. Now we can answer the big question: is COTN achieving its goal?

A Miracle and a Shared Name Link Two Lives on Opposite Sides of the World

What happens when a baby born deep in the jungle of Sierra Leone is named after you? A few things: great honor and joy, a new sense of responsibility, and two lives on opposite ends of the globe that are now tied together in an amazing yet complicated way. 
 

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