“We Are So Grateful to Give Back”: Malawi Graduates Teach in Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
Malawi graduates teaching in Sierra Leone
Oct 25, 2016 -

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.

Glamour for a Good Cause: Photos from COTN’s Seattle Story Changer Auction United States
Oct 25, 2016 -

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.

You Gave Them the Tools, Now They’re Building the Future Malawi
Chikumbutso used his microloan to build a piggery
Oct 17, 2016 -

Our goal at COTN is to see the children we serve grow up to have sustainable jobs so they can support their families and create lasting change in their communities. Your support is doing this!

Learning to Live Without a Limb: Pilot Uses Her Tragedy to Inspire Amputee Children in Haiti Haiti
Christy Wise
Oct 13, 2016 -

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.

Fun and Learning in Uganda: Photo Update Uganda
Uganda Scouts
Oct 5, 2016 -

If you’ve been wondering why you haven’t seen a blog post about Uganda’s summer camp yet, it’s because Children of the Nations in Uganda holds their camp in December, during their break from school.

However, every summer COTN-Uganda celebrates Center Days, an event at our ministry site where children perform songs, dances, and skits for their families and the local community.

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.”