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COTN Student Volunteers featured in North Kitsap Herald United States
Jun 24, 2008 -

Last week, elementary school students from North Kitsap school district in Washington had the opportunity to participate in a Ready Relief packaging event. Ready Relief is a COTN hands-on food-packaging program that benefits both local communities and starving children in Africa and the Dominican Republic.

Click here to read about the students’ experience.

Spotlight on COTN Staff United States
Jun 15, 2008 -

After a longtime relationship with Children of the Nations founders Chris and Debbie Clark, Debbie Moutier went on a Venture Team to Malawi in 2001. She has a vivid memory of spending time there with mothers and children and seeing their gratitude and joy despite living in poor conditions. “The kids were thankful for anything— a smile, a picture, a hug. It gave me a big perspective shift,” she said.

A Lesson in God's Perfect Timing Malawi
Jun 15, 2008 -

An excerpt from a letter by Stephen Mizeki, one of our children in Malawi, to his sponsor here in the US…

“I am a person who likes listening to music and in my life I wanted a CD player since I admired some of my friends’ CD players. I knew that I couldn’t afford to buy it but I trusted in the Lord and I used to pray for it.

Save the Date – Some Kind of Miracle 2008 United States
Jun 15, 2008 -

Mark your calendars for this year’s Some Kind of Miracle Benefit Celebrations:

 

WASHINGTON
Seattle, Washington
Shilshole Bay Beach Club
Saturday, October 11, 2008

Bremerton, Washington
Kitsap Conference Center
Saturday, October 25, 2008

CALIFORNIA
Coto de Caza, California
Coto de Caza Golf & Racquet Club
Saturday, November 1, 2008

FLORIDA
Orlando, Florida
Hard Rock Live
Friday, November 7, 2008

Stay tuned for more information and event-specific details.

Blessing Kids in Malawi—from California! United States
Jun 15, 2008 -

In April 2007, Melissa Mohr of San Clemente, California went on a mission trip to Malawi and returned with a changed perspective about the needs of children in Africa. After finding an article about COTN in her sister’s Bible, Melissa was compelled to get involved. She was especially drawn to COTN because of its ministry to children in Malawi.

A Child's Selfless Act of Generosity United States
Jun 15, 2008 -

A letter that accompanied a recent donation from an 11-year-old girl from Corte Madera, California…

Dear Children of the Nations,

Thank you so much for providing people with food, schools, and farms and so on. I collected $265 for my birthday instead of gifts. If it is possible, could you please send it to Sierra Leone, Malawi, and Uganda? I want to try and do more things to get more money to donate.

Sincerely,
Gina Welisch

P.S. I hope to grow up and help people all over the world.

News from our Children in Uganda Uganda
Jun 15, 2008 -

We recently received an update on our twenty-six children in Uganda. Last fall we opened our first children’s home in Lira, Uganda and welcomed twenty-six orphans into our full-time care. Last month was characterized by many successes, though we’ve received reports of a few challenges as well.

A Farewell to Long-time Staff Member United States
Jun 15, 2008 -

Doug Hanson, Senior Director of our Venture and Feeding Programs, announced last month that he would be leaving COTN to start a new season in his family’s life. Last month, at a bittersweet celebration we bid farewell to Doug. Over the last seven years, Doug has overseen and developed COTN’s Venture Program (short-term missions) and Feeding Programs.

Our Silverdale, WA 285K Meal Marathon was a Huge Success! United States
Jun 15, 2008 -

Despite the challenge of finding rice to package meals for hungry children, the 285K Meal Marathon held in Silverdale, Washington on Friday, May 16 was a success! Volunteers eagerly packaged 285,000 meals at the 10-hour event benefiting children in Africa and the Dominican Republic.

Peace Talks Unsuccessful—Ugandan Rebels Prepare for War Uganda
Jun 15, 2008 -

Uganda’s rebel leader, Joseph Kony, is reportedly preparing a new offensive after refusing to sign a peace deal. Diplomats say his Lord’s Resistance Army is forcibly recruiting fresh fighters and acquiring new arms in neighboring countries.

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