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Meet Our First Ugandan Secondary Students: Jonathan's Story Uganda
Apr 16, 2015 -

Late in the afternoon, a small crowd of children gathers on the side of the road in rural northern Uganda. Their clothes are ratty, their eyes hungry. They lack almost every material thing you and I would consider essential. But there’s one thing they refuse to go without. 

With Ebola Fading, Students Return to School in Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
Apr 14, 2015 -

After almost 10 months of school closure due to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, schools across Sierra Leone re-opened today. Though the government has declared it safe enough to begin classes, the threat of Ebola is not completely stamped out in Sierra Leone. The first day of school at COTN was a mix of joy and precaution. Here are some photos from the day:

Boy Scouts Collect Medical Supplies to Fight Ebola United States
Apr 9, 2015 -

A local Boy Scout troop just took on a global issue: fighting Ebola in West Africa. The troop, based in Bremerton, Washington, organized a drive to ship medical supplies to hospitals and clinics in Sierra Leone through Children of the Nations.

Meet Magnus: The Man Leading the Mission to Care for Ebola Orphans Sierra Leone
Apr 7, 2015 -

Twenty years ago, a young man named Magnus Beah stood guard over a warehouse full of furniture, food, and supplies as gunshots rang through the air. His city, Freetown, Sierra Leone, had been overtaken by brutal rebels. Different factions were looting the city, killing everyone in their path. The lucky ones escaped with only an arm cut off. 
 

Lenten Prayer and Fasting, Good Friday: He Came to Dwell with Us United States
Apr 3, 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.

Let Your Life Fight Poverty: How One Mission Trip Changed Liz's Everyday Decisions Malawi
Mar 30, 2015 -

The clouds grew thick, but the students from Big John’s School in Malawi didn’t pay any attention as they expertly lined up outside for their hot meal. Suddenly it started pouring, a cold, heavy rain. The students didn’t budge. 

Lenten Prayer and Fasting, Week Six: New Beginnings United States
Mar 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.

Your Letters: A Child's Most Treasured Possession United States
Mar 25, 2015 -

Meet Angelica, Petra, Erini, and Mabinty, sponsored children from the countries we serve. They want to tell you how your letters make them feel, what they like to hear, and explain the special places they keep your letters.

Spoiler alert! They can’t wait until you send the next one. 

Their First Job Interviews: High School Grads Prepare for the Real World Malawi
Mar 24, 2015 -

Rabecca’s hands shook a little as she straightened her collar and prepared to walk into the interview. She knew and loved the COTN staff member who would be on the other side of the door, but she had never had a formal job interview before. “I was so nervous,” she laughs. 
 

Lenten Prayer and Fasting, Week Five: God Removes our Shame United States
Mar 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.