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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

Six Crafts for Your Sponsored Child United States
Feb 26, 2015 -

Any day now you’ll be receiving an Easter card for your sponsored child in the mail and you might already be wondering how you can make it special. Here are a few homemade gifts you and your family can make to send with your card.

Share YOU with Your Sponsored Child United States
 If you could spend a day with your sponsored child, what would you tell them?
Feb 24, 2015 -

Your sponsored child is curious about you! They want to know everything about you, from what it’s like in your town, to what you do for a living, your favorite hobbies, and the name of your pet fish. 

Lenten Prayer and Fasting, Week One: God is Listening United States
Feb 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.

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

Six Ways to Prepare for Your Mission Trip United States
Feb 19, 2015 -

So you’ve signed up for a mission trip this year. Obviously you have a lot of physical preparation to do—fundraising, shopping, collecting resources, and packing. But beneath the physical preparation, you have a much more important job to do mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. 
 

COTN Children Teach Villages How to Fight Ebola Sierra Leone
Feb 17, 2015 -

After two years of hard work, Alex Amara was ready for the final exam for his Diploma in Community Development last summer. As this 23-year-old who grew up in COTN’s Sierra Leone Children’s Homes sat in the exam hall of Jui Bible College just outside Freetown, the spread of the Ebola virus was intensifying. 

Valentine's Day Recipe: Empanaditas Dulces Dominican Republic
Valentine's day empanadita recipe
Feb 10, 2015 -

Here’s a perfect little treat from the Dominican Republic for your Valentine’s Day. Empanaditas are miniature versions of the classic stuffed pastries, empanadas. Typically these pastries are filled with savory ingredients like meat and cheese and eaten as snacks. But they make wonderful desserts too.