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How Well Do You Know Haiti? (Fun Quiz) Haiti
Haiti's flag
Aug 14, 2017 -

1. The Haitian flag is full of symbolism. The blue and red stripes represent the African heritage and multi-ethnic backgrounds of the population. The coat of arms symbolizes the willingness and ability of Haiti’s people to fight for their country and their freedom. And the scroll is inscribed with L’Union Fait La Force, which means. . . .

“You Don’t Look Like Someone Who Comes from There”: Alice Shares Her Story with Malawi’s First Lady Malawi
Aug 7, 2017 -

Alice Williams stared out of the window as the car rolled up to the large gated entrance of Malawi’s state house. She, along with COTN Founders Chris and Debbie Clark, COTN graduate Francisco Kalima, and several other COTN staff, were here to meet Malawi’s First Lady, Gertrude Mutharika. 

Alice was here to share her story with the First Lady. 

5 Ways to Pray for Your Sponsored Child United States
Children in Haiti praying
Jul 31, 2017 -

Prayer is one of the most important gifts you give your sponsored child. Know that your sponsored child treasures your prayers. . .and prays for you too.

2017 Mid-Year Highlights United States
You're building a school in Sierra Leone
Jul 17, 2017 -

Here’s what you’ve made possible in 2017 (so far)!

Already this year, you’ve made amazing things possible through your partnership with COTN. Here are some highlights:

 

Yermina's Story: Finding a Reason to Smile Dominican Republic
Young Yermina
Jul 12, 2017 -

Do you remember Yermina from Ryan Church’s story? Here is her story in her own words.*

"You Have to Go to Know": Experiencing Africa Firsthand Made All the Difference for One Couple United States
Jul 10, 2017 -

“You can go to the banquets and you can receive the letters and you can hear all about the organization, but having gone there and seen it in action, that just cemented it,” says COTN partner Rob Culp. Rob and his wife Julie saw COTN’s ministry firsthand on an emotional trip to Malawi in February. 

How Well Do You Know the Dominican Republic? (Fun Quiz) Dominican Republic
Dominican dance
Jun 30, 2017 -

1. The most popular sport in the Dominican Republic is ______.

Your Exclusive Tour of the Clinic Expansion Project Dominican Republic
Jun 23, 2017 -

This year, COTN’s clinic in the Dominican Republic is more than doubling in size, thanks to you!

Most families in the district of Barahona are unable to afford basic medical care and have limited access to quality medical care facilities. This clinic plays a crucial role in providing holistic care for children in COTN’s program and offers medical care to the community at a lower cost. Services provided include pediatrics, gynecology, surgical procedures, dentistry, and more. 

Tips for Sending Photos to Your Sponsored Child United States
Teapot gas station
Jun 23, 2017 -

With each letter you send your sponsored child, you can include photos. These give your child something to treasure and a way to learn more about you. Here are some ideas about what kinds of photos to send your sponsored child:

From Living on the Street to a Loving Family: Benny’s Story Sierra Leone
Jun 19, 2017 -

On his first morning at COTN’s home in Sierra Leone, Benny* woke up and went to the kitchen. Aunty Mary handed him a bread roll and a cup of tea. But Benny just stood there, waiting.