Sponsorship

A Blessing That Goes Both Ways: Sponsors Meet Their Sponsored Child After 18 Years!

 

They stood behind the security checkpoint, hands clasped, tears welling up in their eyes, staring at the face that had smiled from their file cabinets, fridges, and bulletin boards for the last two decades.

 

Photos from Your Child's Camp in Haiti

 
Summer camp in Haiti was a little different this year. 
 
Camp was originally scheduled for July. However, when the Haitian government proposed a hike in gas prices, people started rioting. The Venture team that was going to help our staff run summer camp had to cancel their trip, and camp was postponed. 

"A Good Daughter and a Transformer of Nations": Hawa’s Story

When Hawa came to COTN–Sierra Leone at the age of twelve, she was struggling academically and spiritually.

By the time Hawa turned three, she had no father in her life. Her mother struggled to support four children with the meager money she made from petty trading.

6 Things to Write About to Your Sponsored Child This Christmas

 
The holidays are fast approaching! If you sponsor a child, you’ve already received a Christmas card to send your sponsored child. If you’ve mailed your card by now, thank you! Your child will love it.

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.

Born to Serve: Carolina Returns to Her Haitian-Dominican Community

Kids growing up in Carolina’s community have one goal: to get out. 

Being a Spiritual Parent to Children All Over the World

Having children was a struggle for my wife and me. When we were finally able to conceive, it was a huge answer to prayer. I think because of this—and I don’t want to say this wrong—but in a way, we have viewed having children with a greater sense of gratefulness than maybe someone who didn’t struggle through the same things as we did. 


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.

Building Bathrooms Is a Dirty Job, but It's Worth It to Help the Kids

When Neil Slate stops, leaning on his shovel to catch his breath, Melida Joseph quickly brings him a plastic chair to rest in. Neil and his Venture Team are building Melida’s family’s first latrine. Here in the batey of Los Robles—an old Haitian migrant worker shantytown in the Dominican Republic—many families still live without basic resources like toilets.

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.

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