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Photos from Your Child's Camp in the Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Campers make a Tree of Life craft together
Sep 13, 2018 -
 
Thank you for making summer camp possible for our children in the Dominican Republic! Your sponsored child had a wonderful time. Children enjoyed games, Bible stories, sports, skits, crafts, and even some time at a pool.
He Dreamed of Flying Away: Jonathan's Story Malawi
Jonathan flies a plane
Sep 6, 2018 -

Jonathan was born in Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world. His future looked grim after his mother died. He and his siblings were left to fend for themselves. 

Thank You for the Library in Algodón! Dominican Republic
Children read together
Sep 4, 2018 -
 
To someone from the United States, the Algodón library may not look like much. It’s humble, a small building with bookshelves, tables, and chairs. But this library offers our children something they might not have otherwise: books.
Photos (and Videos) from Your Child’s Center Day in Uganda Uganda
Child presenting
Aug 29, 2018 -

Thank you for sending your sponsored child to camp! COTN–Uganda doesn’t hold its “summer” camps until December, during the school break. We will share photos and stories from those camps as soon as they are available.


But what your child does experience during the summer are COTN–Uganda's Center Days.

Photos from Your Child's Camp in Haiti Haiti
Two boys playing
Aug 28, 2018 -
 
Summer camp in Haiti was a little different this year. 
 
Camp was originally scheduled for July. However, when the Haitian government proposed a hike in gas prices, people started rioting. The Venture team that was going to help our staff run summer camp had to cancel their trip, and camp was postponed. 
No Longer “A Go Wreck”: Massah’s Story Sierra Leone
Older Massah
Aug 27, 2018 -

Massah explains that without education the Krio phrase “a go wreck” (meaning “becoming a wreck”) would have described her life. “I wouldn’t go further.” Massah says. “I would just stay there, ‘a go wreck’ there.”


Massah was just ten months old when rebels attacked her village in Sierra Leone. Her mother was ill when they fled into the bush, and she died shortly after.

My Favorite Photo after 5 Years in Africa Uganda
Aug 21, 2018 -

 

This will probably go down as my all-time favorite picture of Uganda so far. Let me tell you why.
School Is the Reason Why Dalton Looks so Different from His Neighbors Uganda
Aug 9, 2018 -

All that night, and for many days after, I couldn’t get those kids’ faces out of my head. 

It rattled me to see just how different those neighbor kids looked from Dalton, the boy we accompanied home from Children of the Nations’ school. 
Photos from Your Child's Camp in Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
Soccer time
Aug 2, 2018 -
 
Thank you so much to everyone who made summer camp possible for our children in Sierra Leone! 
 
Your sponsored child had a blast playing games, worshipping, dancing, and learning about God. 
Behind the Scenes of a COTN School in Uganda Uganda
Ugandan students with book
Aug 1, 2018 -

Here’s a special, sneak peek into how you are changing education in Uganda. (Also, keep reading to the end to see an adorable video of children having fun while learning.)