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Education: The Front Lines of the Fight Against Ebola Sierra Leone
Health care workers from COTN's clinic explain the importance of protection
Sep 9, 2014 -

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. 

Building Roofs and Relationships in Malawi Malawi
Sep 4, 2014 -

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.

Photos from Summer Camp in the Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Sep 3, 2014 -

Summer camp in the Dominican Republic was great this year! 

Because so many sponsors gave generously, every child in COTN's care got to enjoy games, Bible lessons, crafts, and other fun activities organized by the Venture Team that came to put on the camp. 

Vacation Bible School in a Mosque Sierra Leone
Sep 2, 2014 -

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.

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:

Mapping the Ebola Outbreak in Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
Aug 28, 2014 -

Updated Sept. 10, 2014

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. 

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.) 

 

What My Sponsored Kids Mean to Me Malawi
Aug 18, 2014 -

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. 

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!