News: Malawi

Jesus Christ Soccer Star: Athletes Point Children toward God Malawi
The tournament drew hundreds of people to play and watch.
May 28, 2013 -

Hundreds of people came from the nearby villages to the Children of the Nations (COTN) campus in Malawi. It was the first day of a soccer tournament hosted by a Venture Team from Summit Church in Orlando, Florida. Everyone was eager to show off their soccer moves, including COTN’s in-country staff. With a running sports commentary over a loudspeaker, the games began. 

A Day in the Life of a Malawian Sponsored Child Malawi
Esnart goes to school because someone like you chose to sponsor a child like her
May 17, 2013 -

Esnart's days were not easy before she became part of Children of the Nations' (COTN) child sponsorship program in the village of Mtsiliza, Malawi. She never had enough to eat, and struggled to attend school. Even though primary school is free in Malawi, a host of factors make it difficult for children to attend.  Many families cannot afford simple school supplies and uniforms, while others need their children to stay home and work.

The Gift that Changed a Mother’s Life Malawi
Grace says she felt the pain of not being able to provide for her children
May 10, 2013 -

It would be any mother's worst nightmare. Grace was a mother to seven children—one of whom had cerebral palsy—and already had two young grandchildren as well. It was already a struggle to provide for all the hungry children in her home. When her husband died, Grace knew it would be impossible for her to even provide the most basic necessities for her children.

Meet the Newest Children at Chitipi Farm! Malawi
Alefa and her brother Madalitso are now in a place where they can smile.
May 1, 2013 -

Alefa's face bursts into a smile as she shakes her hips to the music. It is the monthly birthday celebration at the Chitipi Farm Children's Home, and she's in the center doing her favorite thing—dancing.

An End to the Pain: Emma's Story Malawi
Today, Emma attends COTN's International Christian Academy in Malawi
Apr 23, 2013 -

Everything in Emma's life seemed to be fighting against her. It started when she was just a baby. Her father died when Emma was one, leaving her family devastated. From that day on, food and clothing were everyday struggles for Emma and her three older siblings. "It was really hard to have two meals per day," she remembers.

A Miraculous Day in Malawi Malawi
Everyone squeezed together to fit under the tents for the presentations
Apr 18, 2013 -

The invitations went out by word of mouth—to every family with a child in Children of the Nations' child sponsorship program in Malawi, government officials, business people, and all the local village chiefs.  The staff waited—expecting about 800 people to show up at Children of the Nations' (COTN) ministry center for the first Center Day in Malawi. 

A Surprise Guest Says Thank You Malawi
grandmother is grateful that her granddaughter will be able to find a good job
Apr 11, 2013 -

The children finished their dance and song, breathless as they put all their energy into the performance. Children of the Nations (COTN) Founders Chris and Debbie Clark had just arrived in Mtsiliza Village in Malawi, and the children did their very best to show their gratitude and excitement with their welcoming performance. 

They Call Her ‘Agogo’ Malawi
Lori poses with four of the children she sponsors.
Apr 2, 2013 -

Lori Campbell started selling books online to raise money for her many trips to Malawi. But last year God gave her a new idea: to use the money to sponsor children as well. She began with five children, but plans to include many more. “God laid on my heart the number eighty,” she says. “I wish I could sponsor the entire village!”

Your Support Inspires Junior to Care for Others Malawi
Junior says the biggest change you have brought to his life is spiritual.
Mar 21, 2013 -

Everything changed when Junior's father died. Once one of the better-off families in his village in Malawi—meaning simply that his parents could afford to feed their children three meals each day—Junior and his two siblings suddenly had no one to provide for their needs. 

Your Meals Provide Timely Aid in Malawi Malawi
Thanks to you, the children have enough food during the food shortage in Malawi
Mar 12, 2013 -

This year, the people of Malawi are facing severe hunger. More than 1.6 million Malawians will need food aid —almost eight times more than last year—according to the World Food Program.