News: Uganda

A Child's Story: Joel Omara of Uganda Uganda
Dec 17, 2010 -

Joel Omara is not your typical eight-year-old. When he’s not sketching detailed drawings of buildings or people, he’s repairing radios. Joel is part of the Children of the Nations (COTN) Village Partnership Program in Uganda.

Joel Omara is not your typical eight-year-old. When he’s not sketching detailed drawings of buildings or people, he’s repairing radios. Joel is part of the Children of the Nations (COTN) Village Partnership Program in Uganda.

Wednesday Prayer Fast with Children in Uganda Uganda
Dec 14, 2010 -

Most children in elementary and middle school wouldn’t be happy about missing two meals in a row. But those who live at the Children of the Nations (COTN) Uganda Children’s Village don’t mind—in fact, they insist. Since COTN began in Uganda in 2006, the staff and children have fasted together every Wednesday. Instead of breakfast, there’s a long prayer time in the morning.

COTN Children Take to the Radio in Uganda Uganda
Dec 2, 2010 -

Monica Atim clears her throat and begins to speak into the microphone in front of her. Her brothers and sisters from the Children of the Nations (COTN) Uganda Children’s Village watch quietly as she does her part for the Saturday morning radio show—waiting their turn to share. Though 11-year-old Monica is nervous—her heart pounding inside her chest—no one can tell. She recites her part perfectly, thanks to lots of practice the week before.

A Day in the Life of a COTN Child in Uganda Uganda
Nov 16, 2010 -

Mercy Awor is your typical seven-year-old. She loves to play with her friends, dance, sing, and help around her home. When she smiles, her face lights up the room. This energetic girl lives at the Children of the Nations (COTN) Uganda Children’s Village.

Training to Be Preachers in Uganda Uganda
Oct 26, 2010 -

There are two young boys who are practicing in the Children of the Nations’ (COTN) Uganda Children’s Village. With their friends as a small audience, Arnold and Isaac pray and preach for anyone who is willing to listen.

There are two young boys who are practicing in the Children of the Nations’ (COTN) Uganda Children’s Village. With their friends as a small audience, Arnold and Isaac pray and preach for anyone who is willing to listen.

A Child's Story: Sarah Apio of Uganda Uganda
Oct 20, 2010 -

Sarah’s widespread smile is not what you would expect from a timid child. On the contrary, she stands confidently and her face is full of laughter. She has been blessed with the help of Children of the Nations’ (COTN) care but only after much loss early in her life.

Uganda Children's Prayer Requests Uganda
Oct 1, 2010 -

Jennifer Taussig returned from her first Venture trip to Uganda this summer. She writes: “It was amazing to see God actively working in and through the people there—people we might categorize as destitute and forgotten. I decided to ask each child in the Children's Village for prayer requests as a concrete way to take my experience back home.

COTN Children in Uganda Spread Gospel Through Dance Uganda
Sep 10, 2010 -

As Children of the Nations (COTN) strives to provide holistic care to our children, our staff in-country develops different programs to see that each child is reached. One way this is done in Uganda is through the creation of the COTN–Uganda Dance Team. Susan Akullu, COTN–Uganda communications coordinator, writes:

Uganda Children's Village: A Light on a Hill Uganda
Aug 23, 2010 -

“You come around a bend in the road, and it’s like a light on a hill,” says Wendy Brown, COTN-International Education Director, describing our Uganda Children’s Village during a recent visit. “The blue roofs stand out so beautifully.”

Ugandan Children Experience the Planet Uganda
Jul 21, 2010 -

The opportunity to spread God’s word doesn’t always happen in ways you expect. Such was the case for a recent Children of the Nations (COTN) Venture team visiting Lira, Uganda. “We set up a big screen in the middle of town,” says Brandon Beard from Valencia, CA, “and showed an episode of Planet Earth.”