Strange for a Purpose United States
Sep 18, 2014 -

My wife Jen and I recently took a trip to Seattle to celebrate our tenth anniversary. Our home is in the suburban Midwest, so we got a kick out of sampling city life. In the suburbs, most people are trying to “fit in,” while in the city it seems most people are trying to stand out. People do some pretty strange things to stand out—and some are just plain out of their minds! 

Building a Kitchen with My Sponsored Child Haiti
Sep 17, 2014 -

There was a rush of excitement and joy as Deron's team arrived at COTN's ministry center in Haiti. About 40 tiny children were lined up, ready to welcome them with songs, dance, and poems. 

So You're a Sponsor—Now What? Four Ways to Make the Most of It United States
Join a Venture Team traveling to your child's country
Sep 15, 2014 -

So you've made the commitment to sponsor a child. Thank you! If you're new to this experience (or, even if you've been around for a while), you might be asking, "Now what?"

Here are four easy ways you can make the most of your sponsorship experience, for you and your sponsored child.

10 Fun Ways to Fundraise United States
Sep 11, 2014 -

Are you raising money for a Venture Trip or an international project that will help change children’s lives? Whether you’re fundraising as an individual or a group, you won’t be able to resist these fun ideas.

Photos from Summer Camp in Malawi Malawi
Summer camp in Malawi
Sep 10, 2014 -

Summer camp in Malawi 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. 

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: