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Lenten Prayer and Fasting, Week Two: Looking Forward to Freedom United States
Feb 27, 2015 -

Will you pray and fast with us this Lent? Each week, we will be posting a short devotional, prayer requests, and a recipe for a simple dish similar to what our children eat.

 
Here's how you can join us: Choose a day to give up a fancy meal and fast by preparing the recipe at the bottom of this page. Spend time that night lifting up the prayer requests for the week. If God leads you to make a gift as well, you can do so here

Six Crafts for Your Sponsored Child United States
Feb 26, 2015 -

Any day now you’ll be receiving an Easter card for your sponsored child in the mail and you might already be wondering how you can make it special. Here are a few homemade gifts you and your family can make to send with your card.

Share YOU with Your Sponsored Child United States
 If you could spend a day with your sponsored child, what would you tell them?
Feb 24, 2015 -

Your sponsored child is curious about you! They want to know everything about you, from what it’s like in your town, to what you do for a living, your favorite hobbies, and the name of your pet fish. 

Lenten Prayer and Fasting, Week One: God is Listening United States
Feb 20, 2015 -

Will you pray and fast with us this Lent? Each week, we will be posting a short devotional, prayer requests, and a recipe for a simple dish similar to what our children eat.

Here's how you can join us: Choose a day to give up a fancy meal and fast by preparing the recipe at the bottom of this page. Spend time that night lifting up the prayer requests for the week. If God leads you to make a gift as well, you can do so here

Six Ways to Prepare for Your Mission Trip United States
Feb 19, 2015 -

So you’ve signed up for a mission trip this year. Obviously you have a lot of physical preparation to do—fundraising, shopping, collecting resources, and packing. But beneath the physical preparation, you have a much more important job to do mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. 
 

COTN Children Teach Villages How to Fight Ebola Sierra Leone
Feb 17, 2015 -

After two years of hard work, Alex Amara was ready for the final exam for his Diploma in Community Development last summer. As this 23-year-old who grew up in COTN’s Sierra Leone Children’s Homes sat in the exam hall of Jui Bible College just outside Freetown, the spread of the Ebola virus was intensifying. 

Valentine’s Day Recipe: Empanaditas Dulces Dominican Republic
Valentine's day empanadita recipe
Feb 10, 2015 -

Here’s a perfect little treat from the Dominican Republic for your Valentine’s Day. Empanaditas are miniature versions of the classic stuffed pastries, empanadas. Typically these pastries are filled with savory ingredients like meat and cheese and eaten as snacks. But they make wonderful desserts too. 

Twenty Years in Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
Feb 5, 2015 -

Jason Caldwell reaches into his pocket and pulls out a small memento from one of his first trips to Sierra Leone—a shell from an AK-47. Seventeen years later, he is bringing this remnant of his journey back to the country it came from, as a reminder of God's protection and plan.

What Makes a Gift Good? United States
Sponsor a child in Africa
Feb 4, 2015 -

Gifts are important. They show your sponsored child they are special and that you love them. But giving a gift to a child in an impoverished community with culture completely different from yours can be complicated.

 

COTN to Care for Orphans of Ebola Sierra Leone
Jan 29, 2015 -

Imagine watching your entire family die, one by one.