On November 19, COTN hosted its first Story Changer Auction in Texas! As guests arrived at the Compass Center in Grapevine, Texas, they enjoyed a root beer bar during reception, followed by dinner.
The theme of the evening was "Become a Story Changer." The program included reflections from COTN Founders Chris and Debbie Clark, an invocation presented by COTN partner Brenda Akers, and a viewing of the new COTN sponsorship video where two children in COTN's care describe how their lives have been transformed.
All together, these generous COTN partners raised more than $8,000 to meet the needs of COTN's children!
It was a night COTN partners in Orange County, California, won’t soon forget. The event was packed, with 250 guests ready to enjoy COTN’s Orange County Story Changer Auction.
The theme of the evening was “Become a Story Changer.” The program included a cocktail reception, dinner, reflections from COTN Founders Chris and Debbie Clark, and a testimony from Lezitah Madziayenda, a university graduate from Malawi who grew up in COTN's sponsorship program.
All together, these generous COTN partners raised a record amount of more than $110,000 to meet the needs of COTN's children!
“Okay, I’m checking the box,” Erin Curtis thought after she ran in Seattle’s Rock and Roll Marathon. “I ran a marathon; I’m done.”
It didn’t take long before Erin realized she didn’t want to stop. When she learned her marathon time qualified her to run in the Boston Marathon, it felt like an opportunity she couldn't pass up. But as Erin began thinking about this new race, it felt empty. She loved running, but something was missing—this run needed to be about more than just her.
Dan Diamond—COTN partner, family doctor, public speaker, and first responder for a medical international disaster relief group—shares his stories about COTN’s early days, and gives his insight on what he believes is COTN’s current and future impact.
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.