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Photos from Your Child's Christmas Party in Haiti Haiti
A tasty and nutritious dinner
Jan 22, 2018 -

Thanks to you, COTN children around the globe were able to have Christmas parties! In Haiti, on December 22, 150 people gathered to celebrate the birth of Jesus. The party included Village Partnership Program (VPP) children, parents, volunteers, staff, and our Hands on Haiti children

Photos from Your Child's Christmas Party in the Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Christmas party in the Dominican Republic
Jan 18, 2018 -

Thanks to you, COTN children across the globe have been able to have Christmas parties this year. Today, we are excited to share photos from the parties in COTN's Dominican Republic communities, where more than 1,350 children in our five communities enjoyed Christmas parties and activities.

Photos from Your Child's Christmas Party in Malawi Malawi
Girls with balloons
Jan 17, 2018 -

Thanks to you, COTN children across the globe have been able to have Christmas parties this year. Today, we are excited to share photos from Christmas celebrations at COTN–Malawi.

Thank You for All the Gifts! United States
Thank you for the blankets
Jan 16, 2018 -

We're still adding up all your generous gifts through the COTN Christmas gift catalog, and all we can say is "Thank you!" You've blown us away.

The Healing Power of Compassion Uganda
Jan 16, 2018 -
 
Sick children can carry deep emotional pain with their illnesses: feelings of shame, uselessness, and loneliness. It takes a special kind of person to help heal both emotional and physical pain.
Now I Can See: Estrella's Story Dominican Republic
Jan 16, 2018 -
 
Estrella’s name means “star” in Spanish, and her eyes reflect that as they sparkle with joy. But this wasn’t always the case for the young Dominican girl. 
 
“I would get teased a lot,” says Estrella of her life before COTN.
Diana's Story: Doing a Man's Job Malawi
Diana with picture frame
Dec 29, 2017 -
 
 
“Life was tough,” Diana says when she thinks about her time before COTN. She lived with her aunt and uncle, she often missed school because of chores, she was the last to eat (sometimes getting only her cousins’ leftovers), and she suffered harassment from her uncle. 
 
“I felt defenseless because there was no one to talk to.” 
Updates: Car Accident in Uganda Uganda
Dec 28, 2017 -

On December 27 in Lira, Uganda, there was a car accident involving a COTN child named Lydia and the family of Pastor Johnson Enamu from Truth Evangelistic Fountain Church, a COTN partner.

Lydia survived but suffered head injuries and was unconscious for three hours.

Sadly, the rest of the people in the car were killed. Please pray with us for Pastor Johnson's family, Lydia, and everyone who has been affected by this tragedy in Uganda. 

 

***Please see below for the latest updates as they unfold***

Photos from Your Child's Camp in Uganda Uganda
Pool fun
Dec 28, 2017 -

In Uganda, “summer” camp doesn’t happen until December, when the children's school year ends. From December 6 through 9, COTN-Uganda children went to camp to have fun and get closer to God.

From Orphan to Fashion Designer: Agnes' Story Malawi
Young Agnes
Dec 27, 2017 -

“See, I never thought I could become a designer. I thought designing is only for the smartest people; I think now I am one of the smartest people,” says Agnes.