The Ebola quarantine center in Monvoria, Liberia, was supposed to contain the virus. Instead, it turned into a breeding ground as furious residents raided the facility, streaming out with blood-stained sheets and releasing 17 patients who were likely infected with the disease.
I have been in Malawi for four days, and it is now time for our team to begin our assigned project: replacing roofs for families in the village of Mgwayi. I am straggling behind our team when I arrive at a roofless home a little larger than my living room.
Far through the Sierra Leonean jungle, across a river, and miles from any road, lies the Muslim village of Mosheki. Children from this village walk several miles every day to attend our most remote school, in the village of Mokpangumba. Activities and services in their isolated village are few.
The current Ebola outbreak began with a 2-year-old in Guéckédou, Guinea, researchers believe. He died on December 6, 2013. His mother died a week later, then his 3-year-old sister, followed by his grandmother.
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.
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.)
Child sponsorship is an interesting thing. In my more cynical of seasons I saw it as something to do to make yourself feel better about the fact that you have excess and others don’t. Perhaps that’s because of the guilt-trip commercials that always catch me off guard.
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!