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6 Things to Write About to Your Sponsored Child This Christmas United States
Mail your Christmas card today!
Oct 18, 2017 -
 
The holidays are fast approaching! If you sponsor a child, you’ve already received a Christmas card to send your sponsored child. If you’ve mailed your card by now, thank you! Your child will love it.
Thank You for the Field Trip of a Lifetime! Uganda
Soroti Flying School
Oct 18, 2017 -

Fifty COTN–Uganda students recently went on a three-day field trip (called a “study tour”). These students were in P7 (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, end-of-year exam.

The Secret Thoughts of a COTN Volunteer Dominican Republic
Oct 16, 2017 -

Four young women spent their summer volunteering with COTN–Dominican Republic on a college-immersion trip. Kristina, Kadyn, and Bekah spent eight weeks in the Dominican Republic, teaching summer school, helping at the clinic, assisting in medical trips, and living day-to-day life with the locals. A fourth student, Courtney, spent much of the summer stateside but traveled to the Dominican Republic for two weeks to join the others.

Malawi Families Improve Health Through W.A.S.H. Program Malawi
Oct 16, 2017 -

Worldwide, the leading cause of death for children under five is water and sanitation related diseases. In the communities COTN serves, that number continues to decrease thanks in part to the W.A.S.H. program, which educates families about three crucial areas of health—water, sanitation, and hygiene.

Want to see how it works? Here’s a peek into several of the villages COTN serves in Malawi. These families are embracing new methods and seeing positive results!

“I Think This Girl is Going to Change the Future of Uganda”: Monica’s Story Uganda
Young Monica
Oct 15, 2017 -

Kristen Marks, COTN’s Uganda liaison, says, “You know those people who you’re just really impressed by, and the more you get to know them and the more you see them in action, the more impressed you are by them? Monica is one of those people for me, but the thing about Monica is she’s a 16-year-old girl.”

One Church, One Village: Give Your Church’s Missions a Meaningful Impact United States
Children in Los Robles
Oct 9, 2017 -

“We feel that God placed Los Robles in our view, and it’s a path we’re all very willing to follow,” says Pat Minnesang, COTN partner and member of Presbyterian Church of the Master (PCOM).

A Passion for Education: Rebecca, Promise, and Sarah's Journey Sierra Leone
Malawi teachers with Isata
Oct 9, 2017 -

Last year, three COTN graduates from Malawi—Promise, Sarah, and Rebecca—traveled across Africa to teach at COTN’s school in Banta, Sierra Leone. Just the fact that they are Malawian women with university degrees makes them exceptional. But it’s their courage and their hearts for service that make them truly remarkable.

More Photos from Camp in Malawi (Leadership Camp) Malawi
Mountain top
Oct 5, 2017 -

Thank you for joining the team of people who made summer camps possible for students in Malawi!

Photos from Your Child's Camp in the Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Hug
Oct 3, 2017 -

Thank you for joining the team of people who made summer camps possible for children in the Dominican Republic! The donations you and other sponsors gave through our Easter card fundraiser earlier this year provided the resources needed to make summer camps a special time for the children.

Photos from Your Child’s Camp in Malawi Malawi
Fun with balloons
Oct 2, 2017 -

Camp photos are always fun. But this year’s camps in Malawi were special.