You Brought Clean Water to the Dominican Republic! Dominican Republic
Dominican girl practices washing her hands
Mar 15, 2018 -

By the end of this month, COTN–Dominican Republic will be completely water secure!

Important Changes to Your Child Sponsorship United States
Ugandan boy writing
Mar 14, 2018 -

If you sponsor a COTN child in the Village Partnership Program (including the I Love Baseball Program), there are some important changes coming to your sponsorship this spring. We know how much you love your sponsored child, and we’re so grateful for your continued partnership.

From Illiterate Student to School Teacher: Janet's Story Uganda
Young Janet
Mar 8, 2018 -

When twelve-year-old Janet first came to COTN–Uganda’s Children’s Home, she was finally able to attend school regularly. But twelve years old is pretty late to start an educational career. COTN staff described Janet as a “well-behaved, active, and friendly, young girl.” But they also noted: “She is easily distracted and needs someone to encourage her in school studies.”

Big News From the Dominican Republic! Dominican Republic
Mar 5, 2018 -
You might remember our recent updates from our I Love Baseball (ILB) program in the Dominican Republic. Now, we have an even bigger announcement: one of our ILB players got signed to a team! He will be playing on a feeder team for the Texas Rangers in the Dominican Summer League. Congratulations, Ezequiel!
A Family Affair: a Doctor, a Pilot, and an Olympian Changing the World United States
Christy, Jessica, and kids
Feb 14, 2018 -
A doctor, a pilot with a prosthetic leg, and an Olympic skier—the Wise siblings never cease to amaze us.
Wordless Wednesday: Happy Valentine's Day Haiti
Uganda girl with heart facepaint
Feb 14, 2018 -

It’s a day to celebrate love—whether it’s romantic love, familial love, or friendship. And we want to celebrate all the ways you share God’s love with children in need.

As a small thank-you, here are some adorable photos straight from our heart to yours! Happy Valentine’s Day!

7 Things to Write About to Your Sponsored Child This Easter United States
Happy Easter from Uganda
Feb 14, 2018 -
If you sponsor a child, you’ve received a special Easter card to send to your sponsored child. Maybe you already mailed yours—great! Your child will be so happy to hear from you. 
But if you’re still trying to figure out what to write to your sponsored child, here are some ideas that will bring joy to your child’s life!
Josie's Story: Freedom from Abuse Sierra Leone
Josie didn't know who to talk to
Feb 12, 2018 -

Every time Josie* went home from school, he was there.

When he began touching her, she didn’t know exactly why it felt wrong, only that it was wrong.

Thank You for Building Our Play Therapy Center Sierra Leone
Play Therapy Center being built
Feb 7, 2018 -

You recently helped us build a Play Therapy Center in Sierra Leone. Before now there was no quiet, private place for young children who had experienced trauma (anything from abuse to the death of their parents) to work through what had happened to them.

Exciting Updates from I Love Baseball Dominican Republic
ILB catcher
Feb 2, 2018 -

We are coming up on the 10-year anniversary of the I Love Baseball (ILB) program!

To celebrate, we wanted share some of the major ILB milestones that you made possible.