News: Sierra Leone

My Sponsored Child Gave Me a Name Sierra Leone
The children we met on our Venture Trip were always eager to hold our hands
Nov 14, 2013 -

I sit here on the porch, smiling and praising God as I watch the African sun go down over the rolling hills in the west. The clouds shift, constantly changing from striking golds to deep purples. 

Thank You for the Mosquito Nets! Sierra Leone
Sponsored children hold up mosquito nets
Nov 7, 2013 -

Great news! Since September, people like you have given almost $9,000 to provide mosquito nets for children in Africa and the Caribbean. 

Give Life This Christmas: Feed a Malnourished Child Sierra Leone
Oct 15, 2013 -

Imagine if, instead of unwrapping a present this Christmas, you could save a life. 

“Would You Like to Share My Lunch?” Sierra Leone
Oct 8, 2013 -

God started his work of transformation when Henry Tower was 12 years old, and Henry remembers it perfectly. He was walking through Marjay Town, on the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital, with his container of kerosene on his head when he saw a boy from COTN's Children's Home. 

The Top Ten from Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
Children learn farming skills in Sierra Leone
Sep 9, 2013 -

What are the top ten things that have happened with Children of the Nations–Sierra Leone this year that you should be excited about? 

Sharing the Gospel Through Camp in Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
Aug 27, 2013 -

The photos are in from camp in Sierra Leone! Thanks to generous sponsors, children in three villages got to attend a two-day camp in their area. We also held a camp for children who live near our ministry center in Ngolala, and a youth camp for teens, at the minsitry center as well. 

Our summer interns helped lead the camps, and sent back these great photos for you. Enjoy!

Journey Across Africa: Sierra Leonean Students Begin University in Uganda Sierra Leone
Susan and N'gardy were in COTN–Sierra Leone's first class of graduates in 2012
Aug 19, 2013 -

On Friday, August 9, N'gardy stood at the airport in Freetown, Sierra Leone, for the first flight of her life. She and her classmate, Susan, were taking off for Uganda to realize a goal they would have never dreamed possible, even a few months ago—attending university.

A Sponsor's Journey, Part 5: A New Perspective Sierra Leone
Alicia met Alfred this summer during a COTN internship in Sierra Leone.
Aug 13, 2013 -

To be honest, when I first signed up to sponsor a child I had never met, writing genuine and heartfelt letters was a little difficult. The only thing I knew about him was what I read on his profile. I started my letters with the basics—my family, my hobbies, and my favorite things. But I wanted Alfred to know how much I cared and loved him even though I had never met him. I started praying for Alfred often and would write him telling him that I was praying for him. Then I got an opportunity to actually meet him 

A Sponsor's Journey, Part 4: Over the River and Through the Jungle Sierra Leone
Alfred led Alicia down the path to his home in Mokpangumba
Aug 6, 2013 -

My journey to my sponsored child Alfred's home in Mokpangumba, Sierra Leone, was an adventure I will never forget. Not many people I know can say they have trekked through the jungle of Africa. It was raining on my way there so I would definitely describe the one-hour walk as wet. Not to mention the fact that we crossed two rivers by foot and one larger river by canoe. And by “canoe” I mean a giant carved-out log.

The Power of Sponsorship: Christian's Story Sierra Leone
Aug 5, 2013 -

When Christian first came to live in Children of the Nations' (COTN) Children's Home in Sierra Leone, he never smiled. Severely malnourished with decaying teeth, Christian was a sight to see.