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Strange for a Purpose United States
Sep 18, 2014 -

My wife Jen and I recently took a trip to Seattle to celebrate our tenth anniversary. Our home is in the suburban Midwest, so we got a kick out of sampling city life. In the suburbs, most people are trying to “fit in,” while in the city it seems most people are trying to stand out. People do some pretty strange things to stand out—and some are just plain out of their minds! 

So You're a Sponsor—Now What? Four Ways to Make the Most of It United States
Join a Venture Team traveling to your child's country
Sep 15, 2014 -

So you've made the commitment to sponsor a child. Thank you! If you're new to this experience (or, even if you've been around for a while), you might be asking, "Now what?"

Here are four easy ways you can make the most of your sponsorship experience, for you and your sponsored child.

10 Fun Ways to Fundraise United States
Sep 11, 2014 -

Are you raising money for a Venture Trip or an international project that will help change children’s lives? Whether you’re fundraising as an individual or a group, you won’t be able to resist these fun ideas.

Way to Be One: Sponsors Share Their Photos and Testimonies United States
Aug 28, 2014 -

As we get closer to our goal of finding sponsors for 750 children this summer, we're counting off every one! To make it fun, many new sponsors took photos with their numbers and shared their sponsorship stories.

Here are some of the best:

Wordless Wednesday: Meeting Your Sponsored Child United States
Aug 27, 2014 -

Sponsoring a child through Children of the Nations is a unique experience. It's not just about sending in a check every month or posting a photo on your fridge. Sponsorship is a relationship—one that blesses, challenges, and encourages both the child and sponsor. 

Photos from the 2014 Run for Africa United States
Aug 20, 2014 -

It was inspiring to see hundreds of people come together to raise money to build a library for children in Malawi at our 6th Annual Run for Africa 5K in Winter Springs, Florida. Even if you couldn’t join us for the event, we hope you’ll enjoy these pictures! (See the full album on Facebook.) 


10 Tips for Writing the Perfect Letter to Your Sponsored Child United States
Grab your favorite pen, pencil, or marker and get started!
Aug 14, 2014 -

Your sponsored child loves receiving letters from you. But let's be honest: it's not always easy to know what to write, or to take the time to write. So, to help you out, here are 10 tips for writing the perfect letter to your sponsored child. We hope you'll find these helpful! 

Running 200 Miles for Child Sponsorship United States
I'll keep running for child sponsorship through September 30
Aug 7, 2014 -

Could I really run 32 miles in two weeks? It would be a lot of work, but if people supported the idea, I would do it. 

One Week of Prayers for Your Sponsored Child United States
Aug 6, 2014 -

Praying for someone is one of the most powerful, loving things you can do for them. Did you know that your sponsored child prays for you? 

Why I Chose to Sponsor Her: God Placed Her On My Heart United States
Jul 31, 2014 -

To begin with, I think God blessed me with a strong sense of empathy. I have always been interested in the lives that other people live all around the world. Because of that, there was only one career that I ever wanted, and that was nursing. It was the obvious choice. Taking care of people is simply instinctive for me.