Eight Ways to Pray for the Ebola Outbreak in Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
Thank you for your prayers
Aug 11, 2014 -

As of August 11, 2014, there have been no reported cases of Ebola in the Upper Banta chiefdom of Sierra Leone where COTN serves. However, the virus continues to spread in Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia. Our in-country staff are implementing precautions in order to prepare and protect the children to the best of their ability in case it does spread to our area. 

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? 

The Boy Who Never Smiled: Jonnathan's Story Uganda
Aug 5, 2014 -

It was Christmas when 5-year-old Jonnathan and his two brothers disappeared. Their mother had taken them to her family home in another village for the holiday. But when the time came for the children to return to COTN's school, they were nowhere to be found. 

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. 

Wordless Wednesday: I Love Baseball Dominican Republic
Jul 30, 2014 -

Did you know that COTN has a baseball training program in the Dominican Republic? The vision of our I Love Baseball® (ILB) program is to give Dominican youth a place where they can pursue their dream of playing professional baseball while also getting an education, living a balanced life socially, building strong moral character, and growing mentally, physically, and spiritually. 

Wrapped Up in the Heart of God By a 5-Year-Old Sierra Leone
Compelled by God's fatherly love, I picked him up and prayed for him
Jul 29, 2014 -

Our team had been through 10 full days of work in Sierra Leone, filled with opportunities to remind staff, pastors, and local community leaders that the best way to love God was by loving others. 

Wordless Wednesday: Sponsor Photos United States
Jul 23, 2014 -

Last summer was our first-ever sponsorship campaign. As new sponsors signed up to help reach the goal of 500 sponsors, we counted them and asked them to take a fun photo with their number.

Here are some of the best photos from last year. This year, we hope to see these numbers go up to 750! What number will you be?
10 Things You Might Not Know About Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
The Cotton Tree is a historic symbol in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone
Jul 22, 2014 -

Sierra Leone is beautiful, green, and mountainous. It has suffered through a long, dark history, but things are changing for the better. Learn more about the country your sponsored child calls home:

Recipe from Uganda: Banana Pancakes Uganda
Jul 21, 2014 -

Making kabalagalabanana pancakes—is a fun way to explore the culture of Uganda. These little pancakes (called kabs for short) taste kind of like fried plantains and are very yummy. They’ll make a great side dish for your dinner—and they're gluten free!