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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.

Photos from Your Child's Camp in the Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Campers make a Tree of Life craft together
Sep 13, 2018 -
 
Thank you for making summer camp possible for our children in the Dominican Republic! Your sponsored child had a wonderful time. Children enjoyed games, Bible stories, sports, skits, crafts, and even some time at a pool.
He Dreamed of Flying Away: Jonathan's Story Malawi
Jonathan flies a plane
Sep 6, 2018 -

Jonathan was born in Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world. His future looked grim after his mother died. He and his siblings were left to fend for themselves. 

Thank You for the Library in Algodón! Dominican Republic
Children read together
Sep 4, 2018 -
 
To someone from the United States, the Algodón library may not look like much. It’s humble, a small building with bookshelves, tables, and chairs. But this library offers our children something they might not have otherwise: books.
Photos (and Videos) from Your Child’s Center Day in Uganda Uganda
Child presenting
Aug 29, 2018 -

Thank you for sending your sponsored child to camp! COTN–Uganda doesn’t hold its “summer” camps until December, during the school break. We will share photos and stories from those camps as soon as they are available.


But what your child does experience during the summer are COTN–Uganda's Center Days.

Photos from Your Child's Camp in Haiti Haiti
Two boys playing
Aug 28, 2018 -
 
Summer camp in Haiti was a little different this year. 
 
Camp was originally scheduled for July. However, when the Haitian government proposed a hike in gas prices, people started rioting. The Venture team that was going to help our staff run summer camp had to cancel their trip, and camp was postponed.