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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:

 

"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. 

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:

Tips for Writing to Your Sponsored Child United States
Jun 12, 2017 -

Your sponsored child loves receiving letters from you! Here are some tips to help you communicate with your sponsored child:

Thank You for the Food and Shoes! United States
Apr 21, 2017 -

Thank you for giving to our Feeding Children initiative earlier this year! Your generous gifts will provide 142,560 meals and 8,000 shoes for children in need!

In Loving Memory of Patricia Clark United States
Apr 20, 2017 -

On February 9, Patricia Clark, mother of COTN Founder Chris Clark and long-time missionary for Children of the Nations, passed away in Malawi. 

Why I Go to Africa United States
Dec 14, 2016 -

People often ask me why I go to Africa, especially to the places that “even Africans do not go,” a comment I’ve heard more than once from friends with African roots.

When I’m asked why I go, I typically chatter on about marginalized people, building relationships, educational needs and such—words I believe, for sure. But are these the reasons I go?
 
Photos from COTN’s Dallas Story Changer Auction United States
Nov 29, 2016 -

On November 19, COTN hosted its first Story Changer Auction in Texas! As guests arrived at the Compass Center in Grapevine, Texas, they enjoyed a root beer bar during reception, followed by dinner.

The theme of the evening was "Become a Story Changer." The program included reflections from COTN Founders Chris and Debbie Clark, an invocation presented by COTN partner Brenda Akers, and a viewing of the new COTN sponsorship video where two children in COTN's care describe how their lives have been transformed.

All together, these generous COTN partners raised more than $8,000 to meet the needs of COTN's children!

Photos from COTN’s Orange County Story Changer Auction United States
Nov 29, 2016 -

It was a night COTN partners in Orange County, California, won’t soon forget. The event was packed, with 250 guests ready to enjoy COTN’s Orange County Story Changer Auction. 

The theme of the evening was “Become a Story Changer.” The program included a cocktail reception, dinner, reflections from COTN Founders Chris and Debbie Clark, and a testimony from Lezitah Madziayenda, a university graduate from Malawi who grew up in COTN's sponsorship program. 

All together, these generous COTN partners raised a record amount of more than $110,000 to meet the needs of COTN's children!

Boston Marathon Runner Raises Money for 1,000 Pairs of Shoes for Children in Africa United States
Nov 10, 2016 -

“Okay, I’m checking the box,” Erin Curtis thought after she ran in Seattle’s Rock and Roll Marathon. “I ran a marathon; I’m done.”

It didn’t take long before Erin realized she didn’t want to stop. When she learned her marathon time qualified her to run in the Boston Marathon, it felt like an opportunity she couldn't pass up. But as Erin began thinking about this new race, it felt empty. She loved running, but something was missing—this run needed to be about more than just her.