About COTN

Rev. James Okalo Ekwang

COTN–Uganda Country Director

Rev. James Okalo Ekwang ("Pastor James") was born in Kampala, the capital city of Uganda. James excelled at school—he attended secondary school in Lira, Uganda, and was later accepted to Makerere University in Kampala, receiving a government-sponsored scholarship based on marks. In 1998, James graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Education, majoring in geography and world history.

Yobbe Lungu

COTNâ??Malawi Country Director

Married seventeen years to wife and primary school teacher Millica with whom he is raising four children, Yobbe was a long awaited answer to four years of prayer for a Malawi Country Director when he came onboard in 2007. Both Yobbe and his wife come from very humble backgrounds, and they feel that God has mercifully brought them through the mountains and valleys to the place where they are now.

Country Directors

Sahr Yambasu, COTN–Sierra Leone

Francisco Tejeda, COTN–Dominican Republic

Rev. James Okalo Ekwang, COTN–Uganda

Kibble Ngalauka, COTN–Malawi


COTN Board of Directors

Michael Jungkeit, M.D. – Chairman of the BoardMike Jungkeit
Founder of North Kitsap Ear, Nose & Throat in Poulsbo, Washington, Dr. Michael Jungkeit has been a board member for COTN since 2002. After serving on a COTN medical Venture Team to the Dominican Republic in 2000, Dr.

Partners in Action

Highlights of the various ways individuals and organizations are partnering with us!


Atlanta, GA - February 2015 - Renew Outreach has been working with COTN's Spiritual Care department for the last year or so, and has provided us with great tools for evangelism, discipleship, and more. Find out more about Renew by visiting their website at renewoutreach.com


Accomplishments made possible by partners like you


Financial Integrity

Children of the Nations (COTN) is a 501(c)(3) organization. COTN has been awarded a Four Star Rating from Charity Navigator in recognition of the good stewardship we practice with the money given to us by donors like you. Our financial integrity has also earned us the endorsement of the ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability).


Children of the Nations has partnered with numerous businesses, organizations, foundations, and churches to serve the mission of raising children who transform nations. In addition to the names on this list, we've established several helpful partnerships within the countries we serve.

Thank you to everyone on this list for making an incredible impact on the children. Thank you, also, to the many individuals and organizations who informally partner with COTN on a one-time or ongoing basis!

President's Message

International President Chris Clark

To our COTN Family and Friends,

Children of the Nations (COTN) is a movement of people committed to a single vision, Raising Children Who Transform Nations. This God-given vision directs our passion to see children and their nations transformed. By focusing on each child and their needs, COTN has built a ministry in each country where we serve. By mobilizing national and international partners, a worldwide family has formed around our children. Our hope is that each child will take what they have learned and become an agent of transformation in their nation.

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