At Children of the Nations our goal is not just to feed and care for children in need, but to raise children who transform nations.
Sarah Ackim, Rebecca Chinseu, and Promise Kanyangala are all university graduates, and they were all children served by COTN-Malawi. They recently traveled to Sierra Leone to teach children in COTN’s Sierra Leone schools.
Under the glittering lights of the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle, Wash., COTN partners arrived dressed in their finest, ready to enjoy COTN’s Seattle Story Changer Auction.
The theme of the evening was “Become a Story Changer.” The program included a cocktail reception; dinner; reflections from Chris and Debbie Clark, COTN’s founders; and a testimony from Lezitah Madziayenda, a university graduate who was in COTN's sponsorship program.
Welcome to a special Beyond the Village themed post! Christy’s story was featured in our recent edition of the Beyond the Village publication. You can also listen to Christy’s story on Children of the Nations’ Beyond the Village podcast.
At first glance, it might not be obvious that Ngolala, Sierra Leone, is an unusual village. As is typical for this area, the villagers live in mud-walled homes with thatched roofs, and chickens peck by doorways.
Perhaps it’s no surprise that Flavia’s favorite story from the Bible is Job. Flavia’s own trials started early. Her parents died when she was very young. So she lived with her grandmother in a small village in Uganda.
Your letters to your sponsored children have reached the Dominican Republic. Your sponsored children were delighted to read your words of encouragement and see photos of you and your families. Below are some photos of the children opening and answering your mail.
Andrew vividly remembers his life before COTN: “I could see my mom toiling hard for us, and this would break my heart because I knew she will not go far like that with us. And somehow, I wanted to join hands with her and help her do anything, even if it made no sense, but [I] just wanted to show her that it would be well with us. Yet at night, I would get in bed and weep so bitterly about myself and my sister’s future.”