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Thank You for an Amazing Field Trip in Uganda Uganda
Group photo of students
Nov 16, 2018 -

Fifty Children of the Nations–Uganda students recently went on a three-day field trip (which they call a “study tour”) around their country. These students were in seventh grade (the last year of primary school), and this trip taught them about different career paths, natural science, and Ugandan history. The trip also helped prepare them for their big, national end-of-year exam.

5 Thank-You Notes from Children Whose Lives You're Changing United States
Thank you!
Nov 14, 2018 -
 
Do you ever catch yourself thinking that a small act of kindness couldn’t possibly have a large impact? Well, these five thank-you notes from the children you’re helping through your gifts to Children of the Nations will change your mind. Their dreams wouldn’t come true without your generosity! 
7 Reasons to Give Shoes for #GivingShoesDay United States
Injured feet
Nov 13, 2018 -

This #GivingTuesday, you can change a child’s life by donating $12 for a pair of shoes.  

What’s so important about shoes?

Photos from University Camp in the Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Group photo of campers
Nov 6, 2018 -
 
Thank you so much to all the sponsors who gave toward camp! Camps are only possible because of your gifts at Easter and your monthly support. Your sponsored child had an amazing experience, and it wouldn’t be possible without you.
 
Using Your Gifts for Good: Walter Burbank, Sign-Maker Extraordinaire United States
COTN's new sign with Walter Burbank and other partners
Oct 25, 2018 -
 
Every talent and skill can be used by God to bless others, even the unexpected ones.
 
The Children of the Nations (COTN) campus in Silverdale, Washington, isn’t easily visible from the road. For years, donors, volunteers, and new employees struggled to find the headquarters, driving past the small, partially obscured mailbox sign. It’s impossible to guess how many people gave up on bringing in SmilePacks or other physical donations simply because they couldn’t find the drop-off site.
 
You Are Helping Young Women in Africa Start Businesses Malawi
Grace holding a purse
Oct 16, 2018 -
 
Grace never thought she would become a successful businessowner. Surviving was hard enough.  
How You're Feeding Children in Africa Today, Tomorrow, and Forever Malawi
Kids eating corn
Oct 15, 2018 -
 
When Ndaona was a child, he was starving. He snuck out of his classes to find food, and he struggled to survive. 
 
No Longer Hungry, Thanks to You: Henry's Story Malawi
Henry graduating
Oct 15, 2018 -

By the time he was five, both of Henry’s parents were dead.

Tales from a Last-Minute Chaperone: Venturing into the Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Oct 9, 2018 -

Laurie Wilke responded to a last-minute call from Bellevue Presbyterian Church for a volunteer to help supervise their large group of female students headed to the Dominican Republic on a short-term Venture trip. Here is her unexpected adventure in her own words:

I knew that the students (as well as us leaders) would be positively impacted, but the “how” was awesome to participate in/watch as it unfolded.

Photos from Your Child's Camp in Malawi Malawi
Boy in slide
Sep 13, 2018 -

Thank you so much to everyone who made summer camp possible for our children in Malawi!
 
Your sponsored child had a great time learning about God and participating in fun activities.