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Wordless Wednesday: The Word of God Sierra Leone
Excited about Bibles in Malawi
Nov 16, 2017 -

In many places, a personal Bible is a rare and precious gift. Here of some photos of children studying and cherishing the Word of God around the world.

Two Girls Send Smiles Across the World United States
School SmilePack in Uganda
Nov 13, 2017 -

A while ago, Stephanie Ellis had worried that her family was heading down a path toward selfishness. She prayed that God would move her family's hearts toward generosity. And she found her prayers answered in unexpected ways.

 

Dominican Wedding Cake (Pineapple Coconut Tres Leches Cake) Dominican Republic
Mouthwatering Dominican Wedding Cake
Nov 2, 2017 -
 
Just in time for the holidays, check out this luxurious recipe from our COTN Dominican-inspired cookbook!
7 Ways You Can Celebrate Book Lovers Day and Help Children Too United States
Find out which books our children need
Nov 2, 2017 -

Happy Book Lovers Day! National Book Lovers Day is celebrated on both August 9th and the first Saturday of November. But at COTN, we love books all year around and want to raise up a new generation of book lovers in our children. Here are some ways you can celebrate your love of books and help us foster a passion for reading in others:

Wordless Wednesday: Adorable Photos of Children with Animals Uganda
Baby cow
Oct 25, 2017 -

Who doesn’t love cute animal photos? We sure do!


And at COTN, animals like goats, cows, pigs, rabbits, and chickens aren’t just photographic opportunities. They’re also an important part of keeping our children strong and healthy and teaching them skills that will allow them to care for themselves and be a blessing to others.

6 Things to Write About to Your Sponsored Child This Christmas United States
Mail your Christmas card today!
Oct 18, 2017 -
 
The holidays are fast approaching! If you sponsor a child, you’ve already received a Christmas card to send your sponsored child. If you’ve mailed your card by now, thank you! Your child will love it.
Thank You for the Field Trip of a Lifetime! Uganda
Soroti Flying School
Oct 18, 2017 -

Fifty COTN–Uganda students recently went on a three-day field trip (called a “study tour”). These students were in P7 (the last year of primary school), and this trip taught them about different career paths, natural science, and Ugandan history. The trip also helped prepare them for their big, end-of-year exam.

The Secret Thoughts of a COTN Volunteer Dominican Republic
Oct 16, 2017 -

Four young women spent their summer volunteering with COTN–Dominican Republic on a college-immersion trip. Kristina, Kadyn, and Bekah spent eight weeks in the Dominican Republic, teaching summer school, helping at the clinic, assisting in medical trips, and living day-to-day life with the locals. A fourth student, Courtney, spent much of the summer stateside but traveled to the Dominican Republic for two weeks to join the others.

Malawi Families Improve Health Through W.A.S.H. Program Malawi
Oct 16, 2017 -

Worldwide, the leading cause of death for children under five is water and sanitation related diseases. In the communities COTN serves, that number continues to decrease thanks in part to the W.A.S.H. program, which educates families about three crucial areas of health—water, sanitation, and hygiene.

Want to see how it works? Here’s a peek into several of the villages COTN serves in Malawi. These families are embracing new methods and seeing positive results!

“I Think This Girl is Going to Change the Future of Uganda”: Monica’s Story Uganda
Young Monica
Oct 15, 2017 -

Kristen Marks, COTN’s Uganda liaison, says, “You know those people who you’re just really impressed by, and the more you get to know them and the more you see them in action, the more impressed you are by them? Monica is one of those people for me, but the thing about Monica is she’s a 16-year-old girl.”