Photo Journey: Follow the Clarks across Africa

06/02/15

Children of the Nations founders Chris and Debbie Clark are spending some time in Uganda and Malawi this spring. They've had a great time visiting the children and working with COTN's in-country staff to continue providing the best possible care for the children. It's been a busy trip, but such a blessing at the same time.

Chris and Debbie have shared some of the highlights of their journey in the photos below. We hope you enjoy this update from Africa!

 

                                                     Spending time with the children in Uganda.

 

                             N'gardy, one of our first university students from Sierra Leone, is studying in Uganda. 


   With N'gardy and Susan, our other university student from Sierra Leone. We couldn't be more proud of these two!


                     Jackie Lang, one of our COTN-USA board members, joined the Clarks on their journey.


                                                                    With our Ugandan staff.

 


 

COTN's new director of sustainable practices, Cheryl Cuthbertson (next to Debbie), joined the Clarks and Jackie in Malawi.

 

 

                                                                   Lifting weights with the boys!

Celebrating with some recent college graduates. From left to right: Debbie Clark; Malawi country director Lilian Khofi; Malawi house parent Donald Chirambo, who recently earned a master's degree; Chris Clark; Promise, who earned a bachelor's degree; Francisco, who earned a bachelor's degree; and Malawi liaison Jeremy Macias.

 

                               Debbie speaking to a class in one of COTN's village partnerships in Malawi.

 

 

 

                                       One of the first college students to ever come out of the village of Chilombo.

 

                               At Lake Malawi with David Samuel, one of COTN's recent college graduates in Malawi.

 

There's a lot of exciting stuff happening in Malawi this month. Saturday, June 6, is the high school completion ceremony for seniors at the International Christian Academy, and June 13 is the wedding of one of our older children, Olivia Potani. We'll keep you updated with photos and stories from each of these events. Thanks for following along!