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.”
Thanks to your generous giving, Children of the Nations hosted summer camps for children in the Dominican Republic. We’ve already shared photos from our younger campers. But older students also enjoyed days of Bible teaching, worship, and summer fun!
Thanks to your generous giving, COTN-Malawi was able to host summer camps for our children this year. Children who attended played games, participated in worship, learned Bible lessons, and had an all-around good time. We are excited to share their camp photos with you.
After playing hard, young Monica fell asleep in Steffanie Heringer’s lap. COTN’s Uganda staff told Steffanie that Monica felt safe in her arms. This was the first time Steffanie met Monica, the girl she and her husband, Dan, had been sponsoring through Children of the Nations.
Children of the Nations is proud to present the story of Lezitah Madziayenda, a COTN graduate, in her own words. (Lezitah was recently featured in the summer issue of Beyond the Village, the COTN partner newsletter. You can see more stories like this by signing up for email updates.)