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Former Orphan Who Tended Goats to Survive Now Attends College

 
An orphan in Sierra Leone, West Africa, Amidu was the last to eat in the various families that took him in. They saw him more as a worker than a family member. So until he was nine years old, he spent his days tending goats—and not in school.
 

Photos from Your Child's Christmas Party in Uganda

 
Christmas in Uganda may not have snow, decked-out trees, and twinkling lights—but it’s still a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.
 

Photos from Your Child's Christmas Party in Haiti

 
Christmas in Haiti was a blast! Thanks to your generous support, your sponsored child had a fantastic time at their Christmas party.

Photos from Your Child's Christmas Party in Malawi

 
Thank you so much for sponsoring a child in Malawi! Your support made it possible for your sponsored child to have an amazing Christmas with their friends. 
 

You Are the Church

On a recent trip to Malawi and Uganda this past March, I was bestowed the great honor of being a guest speaker at a three-day conference that led up to the grand opening of a new COTN¬Uganda church plant and school chapel.

Soccer Tournament Sponsors 24 Children in Sierra Leone

Four days before the 2015 Kitsap Cup soccer tournament, things looked grim. Only 13 teams had signed up. Volunteer tournament director Erin Bernard wondered if the event would raise enough money to continue sponsoring the 17 children in Sierra Leone they’ve supported for the past several years.

Your Four Biggest Questions about Your Child’s Photo

Imagine the scene: It’s sponsorship photo day, and your child’s whole class is lined up outside. It's hot, and she is toward the back of the line. She's tired and a little nervous—she only gets her picture taken twice a year, so this is a big deal for her.

So You're a Sponsor—Now What? Four Ways to Make the Most of It

So you've made the commitment to sponsor a child. Thank you! If you're new to this experience (or, even if you've been around for a while), you might be asking, "Now what?"

Here are four easy ways you can make the most of your sponsorship experience, for you and your sponsored child.

What My Sponsored Kids Mean to Me

Child sponsorship is an interesting thing. In my more cynical of seasons I saw it as something to do to make yourself feel better about the fact that you have excess and others don’t. Perhaps that’s because of the guilt-trip commercials that always catch me off guard. 

10 Tips for Writing the Perfect Letter to Your Sponsored Child

Your sponsored child loves receiving letters from you. But let's be honest: it's not always easy to know what to write, or to take the time to write. So, to help you out, here are 10 tips for writing the perfect letter to your sponsored child. We hope you'll find these helpful! 

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