News: United States

Fifth-Graders Fight Ebola United States
Jan 22, 2015 -

With energetic clamor, the fifth-grade class of Riverdale Elementary School in Orlando, Florida, settled in for their weekly Wednesday meeting. Their teacher, Jesi Luxon, lets them use this time to talk about whatever is on their minds.

Soccer Tournament Sponsors 24 Children in Sierra Leone United States
Jan 21, 2015 -

Four days before the 2015 Kitsap Cup soccer tournament, things looked grim. Only 13 teams had signed up. Volunteer tournament director Erin Bernard wondered if the event would raise enough money to continue sponsoring the 17 children in Sierra Leone they’ve supported for the past several years.

Your Four Biggest Questions about Your Child’s Photo United States
Jan 14, 2015 -

Imagine the scene: It’s sponsorship photo day, and your child’s whole class is lined up outside. It's hot, and she is toward the back of the line. She's tired and a little nervous—she only gets her picture taken twice a year, so this is a big deal for her.

Four Resolutions to Help You Change a Child's Life in 2015 United States
Dec 31, 2014 -

Every year when the clock strikes midnight, we celebrate the coming of the New Year and ask ourselves, “What can I do different? What can I do better?”

Our Most Popular Stories of 2014 United States
Dec 30, 2014 -

2014 was a big year for the children, as they experienced graduations, improvements to their communities, better health and educational opportunities, and most of all, your love and care.

As we look back on our most popular stories of 2014, we see some recurring themes: concern surrounding the Ebola epidemic; celebrations of new beginnings; and God using you, our partners, to provide above and beyond for our children. Thank you for making this such a great year! 

Your Guide to Gifts with Real Meaning United States
Nov 24, 2014 -

Do you know where you'll find your Christmas gifts this year? To help make holiday preparations a little easier, here’s a list of ways you can bring a smile to your loved ones while helping children in need at the same time!

New Recipe: Mission Monday Meal United States
Nov 5, 2014 -

When my brother in law was asked to come on board with Children of the Nations (COTN), a nonprofit we knew and loved, we could not have been more thrilled. And we wanted to be behind them in this faith venture in every way. As we talked about how to support them, knowing we already had our “give” dollars going several different directions, I sat down and talked with our kids. 

Five Fun Ways to Explore the World with Your Kids—Without Leaving Home United States
Oct 27, 2014 -

Exploring a new culture with your family can be lots of fun! Here are five interactive ways you can teach your child about each of the countries COTN serves. Discover new food, fun facts, and more. We suggest you begin with your sponsored child’s country and work your way around the world!

One Man’s Death Inspires a Church to Build a School in Africa United States
Sep 30, 2014 -

The night Larry Mitchell died, God spoke to his pastor, Jayson Turner. Jayson strongly felt that God was asking him to do something big in honor of Larry’s life. 

After spending time with Larry's family, Jayson prayed into the night, and remembered something Larry said on his death bed: “We need to be concerned about taking care of the kids. We need to be raising them up well. The kids are the future.”

Teenage Artist Uses Talent to Help Children United States
Sep 26, 2014 -

Fourteen-year-old Peter Jacobsen found himself pondering an exciting new question—how do I want to spend my paycheck? His answer is as unique as his job.