Changing the Way We See Poverty—in Africa and at Home United States
Aug 16, 2016 -

After playing hard, young Monica fell asleep in Steffanie Heringer’s lap. COTN’s Uganda staff told Steffanie that Monica felt safe in her arms. This was the first time Steffanie met Monica, the girl she and her husband, Dan, had been sponsoring through Children of the Nations.

Lezitah's Story: Thank You for Giving Hope to a Hopeless Child Malawi
Aug 16, 2016 -

Children of the Nations is proud to present the story of Lezitah Madziayenda, a COTN graduate, in her own words. (Lezitah was recently featured in the summer issue of Beyond the Village, the COTN partner newsletter. You can see more stories like this by signing up for email updates.)

Photos from Your Child’s Summer Camp in Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
Aug 10, 2016 -

Children of the Nations recently hosted four 3-day summer camps in Sierra Leone, one youth camp and three children’s camps. The camps were led by in-country staff and COTN Venture team members. Activities at camp included listening to God’s Word being preached, games, skits, dancing, Bible quizzes, soccer matches, arts and crafts, and worship music.

Update on Miguel: How You Have Changed the Life of a Child with Cystic Fibrosis Dominican Republic
Aug 3, 2016 -

“I no longer feel sick,” says Miguel* of the Dominican Republic. “I feel way better because I used to feel so sick, but now I am enjoying this summer in a very happy way.”


Photos from Your Child’s Summer Camp in Haiti Haiti
Aug 2, 2016 -

Thanks to the generous support of sponsors and other COTN partners, our children in Haiti recently got to enjoy summer camp. Our camp theme was Living a Life of Obedience. And our camp verse was Proverbs 1:8-9, "Listen, my son, to your father's instruction and do not forsake your mother's teaching. They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck."

We’re excited to share with you these photos of your children laughing and learning!

It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way: Ending the Hunger Season for Children in Malawi Malawi
Jul 28, 2016 -

Right now, Malawi’s annual “hunger season” is ravaging the country—the worst witnessed in nearly a decade after a lethal combination of El Niño flooding and subsequent drought. The impact has left 2.8 million people on the brink of starvation.

Photos: Fun and Learning at Summer Camp in the Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Jul 26, 2016 -

Last week, Children of the Nations held a summer camp in the Dominican Republic for students ages four to seven. The summer camp was hosted at Casa Betesda with the assistance of the Ferrin and Tejeda families. Below are some of the camp highlights.

This Election Season: Vote for Sandwiches and Help Children in Need United States
Jul 25, 2016 -

Dani Nemeh is a wife, a mother, and a popular vegetarian food blogger. She is also a woman with a heart for Jesus and for children in need. So when Canyon Bakehouse invited her to join their Sammie Smackdown sandwich recipe contest and pick a charity to blog for, she chose Children of the Nations (COTN).

Saved from Slavery: Ava and Ethan's Story Malawi
Jul 19, 2016 -

When nine-year-olds Ava and Ethan* came to our Children’s Homes in Malawi, they had just escaped a nightmare. They were in the hands of a human trafficker.

Ava and Ethan didn’t know each other, but they shared the same heartbreaking story. Abandoned by their mothers, they lived with grandmothers who struggled to care for them.

How Can a Little Bar of Soap Be So Powerful? Malawi
Jul 5, 2016 -

“[I] am so afraid of cholera,” said 13-year-old Naphiri. “It comes when you eat without washing hands. The result of cholera may be death,” she added, terror overshadowing her usually cheerful face.