Right now, Malawi’s annual “hunger season” is ravaging the country—the worst witnessed in nearly a decade after a lethal combination of El Niño flooding and subsequent drought. The impact has left 2.8 million people on the brink of starvation.
Last week, Children of the Nations held a summer camp in the Dominican Republic for students ages four to seven. The summer camp was hosted at Casa Betesda with the assistance of the Ferrin and Tejeda families. Below are some of the camp highlights.
What did you want to be when you grew up? A teacher? An astronaut? A veterinarian? All three?
Clara wants to be a judge or a professional journalist. She says she’s interested in these careers because she wants to judge cases justly “without corruption” and she wants to tell stories to “the whole world.” Those are big dreams for any teenager.
We knew you’d wouldn’t want to miss celebrating with these high school seniors! On June 11, the International Christian Academy senior class celebrated the completion of their high school studies. Fifty-seven students participated in the ceremony this year. The festivities included singing, dancing, and a message from the guest of honor, Justice Chinangwa, a member of the COTN-Malawi board of directors and retired supreme court justice.
A mountaintop spring was the only source of water for a small African village. The villagers’ daughters had to walk eight hours a day, carrying water from the spring back to the village. The villagers prayed eagerly for a better water source. They believed someday, someone would show up who could help them find an easier way to get water from the spring to their village—that someday their prayer would be answered.
When Paddy Brady and his team arrived in the village, a local declared, “You’re it!” And two days later, the village had water.
The fishing communities of Freetown, Sierra Leone, are tightly knit. Tiny homes of cement, mud, and tin are crammed together on the coast and families live almost on top of one another, lending support and friendship in this hard and often dangerous profession.