Your Best Photos of 2012


We admit it, these aren't really the "best"—partners like you took way too many incredible photos in 2012 for us to pick just six.  But these are some of our favorite photos that Venture participants and partners took, and they celebrate some of the achievements you made in 2012.  Enjoy!


Above: Bellevue, Haiti, November 2012—A young girl from Bellevue enjoys a meal and educational activities because in 2012, you helped launch COTN's first Village Partnership Program in Haiti.

Above: Malawi, September 2012—In Malawi, children often are unable to go to school because they need to look after their younger siblings or do chores at home. In 2012, you made sure more than 1,000 Malawian children didn't stay home from school by providing the tuition, supplies, and encouragement they needed to attend classes!

Above: Lira, Uganda, August 2012—Jim and Paula Thomas stand with their sponsored child and her family outside their home in Uganda. In 2012, many of you got to meet your sponsored children for the first time, with the launch of our "Meet your Sponsored Child" Venture Trips.

Above: Barahona, Dominican Republic, March 2012—A Venture participant from University Presbyterian Church in Seattle, Washington, plays with a child during his trip to the Dominican Republic. In 2012, 784 of you served our children by visiting a country through our Venture Program.

Above: Banta Mokelleh, Sierra Leone, June 2012—In Sierra Leone, a child writes a letter to her sponsor. In 2012, more than 1,800 sponsors sent Christmas and Easter cards to their children. Many children received a card for the first time ever!

Above: Winter Springs, Florida, July 2012—Almost 500 of you came out in July to run in our annual 5K for Africa in Winter Springs, Florida. Children and adults ran to raise money for our Malawi secondary school.


Make 2013 the year you go deeper in serving the children!  Sponsor a child, visit a country, or start a resource drive this year!