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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.

Wordless Wednesday: The Power of Education Dominican Republic
School in Uganda
Dec 18, 2017 -

In every country where COTN serves, getting an education is an essential step in breaking the cycle of poverty.

Enjoy these photos of children in Sierra Leone, Uganda, Malawi, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti who have the power to tackle their futures thanks to partners like you!

Hands on Haiti: Eight Years After the Earthquake Haiti
Everybody in!
Dec 4, 2017 -

In 2010, a devastating earthquake hit Haiti. COTN was already serving in the Dominican Republic. The need was right on our doorstep.

This became the beginning of COTN–Haiti and COTN’s Hands on Haiti ministry.

Girls Can Play Football Too: Mabinty's Story Sierra Leone
Nov 27, 2017 -
 
Sierra Leoneans love football (soccer in the States). The sport gets everyone excited, whether they’re watching or playing. For children at COTN–Sierra Leone, football camp is a great way to build relationships and get exercise. Our children loved when we were able to provide football camp . . . except for one.