Kitsap Church Donates $20,000 to Children of the Nations

    Silverdale, Washington – January 23, 2013 – Pastor Brent James of Bremerton delivered a gift of $20,554 to Children of the Nations® (COTN) today on behalf of his congregation, Peninsula Bible Fellowship. 

     
    The large donation was collected at Peninsula Bible last fall, during a forty-day period of fasting. From early October to mid-November, about 250 congregants gave up their regular diets in a show of solidarity with the poor children COTN serves. During the fast, participants ate only a small selection of staple foods common in the Dominican Republic, such as chicken, rice, beans, citrus fruits, tomatoes, and avocados. At the end of the forty days, the church members counted up the money they saved on their grocery bills and donated those savings to Children of the Nations. On the final day of the fast, the church also packaged more than 15,000 meals which COTN will use to feed children in Africa and the Caribbean.
     
    The bulk of the church’s donation will be used to support COTN’s I Love Baseball® program in the Dominican Republic, with the remainder going to cover the cost of shipping the meals overseas. The I Love Baseball program is a unique ministry that gives Dominican boys training in baseball while also preparing them to be positive role models and leaders in their communities by providing an education, daily meals, and spiritual encouragement. 
      
     
    Children of the Nations is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising children who transform nations. The organization currently serves in Sierra Leone, Malawi, Uganda, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti, providing holistic care to orphaned and destitute children. For more information, visit www.cotni.org.
     
    For more information, contact:
    Pam Wright, Senior Director – Advancement
    360-698-7227 / pamwright@cotni.org