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George, Adama, Isaac, and Jebbeh: Four Lives You Are Changing Sierra Leone
Sep 27, 2016 -

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.

10 More Things You Might Not Know about Malawi Malawi
Tea pickers in Malawi
Sep 21, 2016 -

Our post on Ten Things You Might Not Know about Malawi was so popular that we decided to create a sequel! We hope you enjoy this one as much as the original!

“Food was Just a Miracle in Our Home”: Flavia’s Story Uganda
Sep 12, 2016 -

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 Have Reached the Dominican Republic! Dominican Republic
Sep 7, 2016 -

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’s Story: “I No Longer Cry at Night but Sing Psalms in My Heart” Uganda
Aug 31, 2016 -

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.”

Desperate to Go to School: Augustine’s Story Sierra Leone
Aug 29, 2016 -

Augustine knows the value of education because he has tasted how hard life can be without it.


Before Children of the Nations was established in Ngolala, Sierra Leone, Augustine’s family was split up and he was living in a nearby village with an aunt who mistreated him.

More Photos from Your Child’s Summer Camp in the Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Aug 23, 2016 -

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!

Photos from Your Child’s Summer Camp in Malawi Malawi
Aug 22, 2016 -

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.

Changing the Way We See Poverty—in Africa and at Home United States
Aug 16, 2016 -

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.

Lezitah's Story: Thank You for Giving Hope to a Hopeless Child Malawi
Aug 16, 2016 -

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.)