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Your Letters: A Child's Most Treasured Possession United States
Mar 25, 2015 -

Meet Angelica, Petra, Erini, and Mabinty, sponsored children from the countries we serve. They want to tell you how your letters make them feel, what they like to hear, and explain the special places they keep your letters.

Spoiler alert! They can’t wait until you send the next one. 

Their First Job Interviews: High School Grads Prepare for the Real World Malawi
Mar 24, 2015 -

Rabecca’s hands shook a little as she straightened her collar and prepared to walk into the interview. She knew and loved the COTN staff member who would be on the other side of the door, but she had never had a formal job interview before. “I was so nervous,” she laughs. 
 

Lenten Prayer and Fasting, Week Five: God Removes our Shame United States
Mar 20, 2015 -

Will you pray and fast with us this Lent? Each week, we will be posting a short devotional, prayer requests, and a recipe for a simple dish similar to what our children eat.

Four Everyday Ways to Help Children in Need United States
Mar 18, 2015 -

Most of us can’t get through a week without doing a few basic chores like taking out the trash and grocery shopping.

Peter from Uganda Writes about the Arrival of a Shipping Container Uganda
Mar 16, 2015 -

On March 6, a shipping container full of food, shoes, Bibles, and other essential supplies arrived at our Uganda ministry site. Shipping to Uganda, a land-locked country, is difficult, but with the help of some key partnerships, we made it. The children were thrilled to help unload the supplies!

Lenten Prayer and Fasting, Week Four: "Prayer and Slowing" United States
Mar 13, 2015 -

Will you pray and fast with us this Lent? Each week, we will be posting a short devotional, prayer requests, and a recipe for a simple dish similar to what our children eat.

Girl Scout Starts a Library in Sierra Leone United States
Mar 12, 2015 -

Seventeen-year-old Martha Rabura of Kingston, Washington, has read more books in her life than probably exist in the entire chiefdom of Upper Banta in Sierra Leone. 

Lighting Up the World: A Family Ties Two Distant Schools Together Malawi
Mar 11, 2015 -

“Helping kids in Africa” might be a vague concept for most American children. But for 6-year-old Camrie Ingram and her 8-year-old sister Mattea, it’s real. Those kids in Africa are now their friends. And now, because of them, a whole school in Lake Stevens, Washington, is connected to a school in Malawi in a very unique way. 
 

Lenten Prayer and Fasting, Week Three: More Than Chocolate Chip Cookies United States
Mar 6, 2015 -

Will you pray and fast with us this Lent? Each week, we will be posting a short devotional, prayer requests, and a recipe for a simple dish similar to what our children eat.

 
Here's how you can join us: Choose a day to give up a fancy meal and fast by preparing the recipe at the bottom of this page. Spend time that night lifting up the prayer requests for the week. If God leads you to make a gift as well, you can do so here

Lenten Prayer and Fasting, Week Two: Looking Forward to Freedom United States
Feb 27, 2015 -

Will you pray and fast with us this Lent? Each week, we will be posting a short devotional, prayer requests, and a recipe for a simple dish similar to what our children eat.

 
Here's how you can join us: Choose a day to give up a fancy meal and fast by preparing the recipe at the bottom of this page. Spend time that night lifting up the prayer requests for the week. If God leads you to make a gift as well, you can do so here