Sponsoring a child

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. 

Be a Sponsorship Advocate

Become an advocate for children who need sponsors

You can be an advocate for children in need, by committing to find sponsors for 5 COTN children.

As an advocate, you'll receive information about 5 children who need sponsors, a T-shirt from our "Story Changer" sponsorship campaign, and a list of some simple ideas for how you can talk to your friends and family about sponsoring a child through COTN.

Six Tips for Doing Short-Term Missions Right

A short-term mission trip is a great way to better understand a foreign culture and to renew your passion to help people in need. But when you're dealing with cultures that are so different from your own, it's not always easy to know how to help without hurting. Follow these six tips to get started on the right foot with short-term missions!

Lighting Up the World: A Family Ties Two Distant Schools Together

“Helping kids in Africa” might be a vague concept for most American children. But for 6-year-old Camrie Ingram and her 8-year-old sister Mattea, it’s real. Those kids in Africa are now their friends. And now, because of them, a whole school in Lake Stevens, Washington, is connected to a school in Malawi in a very unique way. 
 

Strange for a Purpose

My wife Jen and I recently took a trip to Seattle to celebrate our tenth anniversary. Our home is in the suburban Midwest, so we got a kick out of sampling city life. In the suburbs, most people are trying to “fit in,” while in the city it seems most people are trying to stand out. People do some pretty strange things to stand out—and some are just plain out of their minds! 

Wordless Wednesday: Meeting Your Sponsored Child

Sponsoring a child through Children of the Nations is a unique experience. It's not just about sending in a check every month or posting a photo on your fridge. Sponsorship is a relationship—one that blesses, challenges, and encourages both the child and sponsor. 

Why I Chose to Sponsor Her: God Placed Her On My Heart

To begin with, I think God blessed me with a strong sense of empathy. I have always been interested in the lives that other people live all around the world. Because of that, there was only one career that I ever wanted, and that was nursing. It was the obvious choice. Taking care of people is simply instinctive for me. 

They Are the Reason I am Here Today: Steven's Sponsors See Him Through College

Brenda Wilson was in church the night when missionaries Chris and Debbie Clark announced their plan to care for orphaned children in Sierra Leone. That was almost 20 years ago.

Why Is My Sponsored Child Wearing That?

As you hang the photo of your sponsored child on your fridge you might wonder, is my child happy and healthy? By looking at this photo, what can you learn about your child from the clothes she is wearing? Here are answers to some questions you might have:

God Chose My Sponsored Child for Me

Almost everyone on Chelsea’s Venture Trip to Malawi already sponsored a child there. At the team meetings and on the flights over, they gabbed cheerfully about what it would be like to reunite with their sponsored child or see them for the first time. But not Chelsea. She still didn’t know who she was there to meet. 

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