Sierra Leone

Waiting for Letters

Hand-delivered letters. They are an extremely rare thing in the age of overnight delivery and email. But in Banta Mokelleh, Sierra Leone, no postal service can deliver packages and letters. Our children there look forward to visiting Venture Teams, knowing they will often bring a simple treasure—a hand-delivered letter from their sponsor.

A Bounce House for Banta

Last year, Ray McGaughey of Space Walk Rentals in Orlando, Florida donated two inflatable “bounce houses” to COTN to ship to Sierra Leone to use at evangelical events and in conjunction with outdoor screenings of the JESUS film. Last fall, our COTN–SL staff was excited to surprise our children with it over the Christmas holiday.

“I started assembling it on Christmas Eve,” said Samuel Ngoneh, COTN–SL Resource Manager. Once it was inflated, something dramatic happened…”

The Banana Tree Project

Elijah Ville, one of our Liberian interns in Sierra Leone, is overseeing a new project on our farm—a banana tree plantation. COTN is beginning this project with 500 banana plants “suckers.” Suckers are secondary shoots that give rise to new plants.

Students Send Their Love to Sierra Leone

Five years ago, Burley Christian School in Burley, Washington became part of the Children of the Nations family when they began sponsoring Michael Roberts, a young orphan in Sierra Leone. After several years of sponsorship, school leaders decided to work with the students to create a special project for Michael.

Over the course of the school year, they assembled a giant care package for Michael and his “brothers and sisters” in the Banta Mokelleh orphanage. It was a labor of love that involved the entire school—students in preschool through twelfth grade.

Born to Live

In Sierra Leone, the lives of many infants are endangered simply because they lack adequate medical care. But in the life of one mother, medical intervention made it possible for her to have a healthy baby after she had delivered four successive infants who died shortly after being born.

In-country Support Staff Salary for a Month

$35.00

For much of the developing world, the average wage for employment is unimaginable by American standards—about one dollar per day! But this meager salary is an incredible blessing to our in-country support staff (cooks, drivers, guards, etc.) who lovingly serve children and make it possible for us to do ministry. Your gift will provide for a month’s salary for one of our in-country support staff.

Gift catalog purchases come with a free COTN card, which you can print and send to your friends and family.

Month's Supply of Propane (for a Feeding Center)

$195.00

Our feeding centers in Africa and the Dominican Republic provide nutritious meals to thousands of children every month. For many children, this meal is the only consistent, healthy food they receive. Your gift will provide for the propane needed to cook for the children in one of our countries for a month, ensuring they will receive this essential nourishment.

Gift catalog purchases come with a free COTN card, which you can print and send to your friends and family.

Month's Supply of Diesel

$500.00

Generators are used to power many things, lights, film projectors for evangelical screenings, medical equipment, construction machinery, air conditioners, etc. Your gift will provide for a month's worth of diesel to power generators in one of our countries.

Gift catalog purchases come with a free COTN card, which you can print and send to your friends and family.

Shelter and Clothing Fund

$10.00

Many of our children come from situations in which they had little or no clothing and no reliable shelter. Your gift will provide children with these basic necessities, ensuring they always have a place to call home and clothes of their own. More specifically, your gift will help provide the funds to repair roofs, purchase school uniforms, or buy a new pair of shoes.

Gift catalog purchases come with a free COTN card, which you can print and send to your friends and family.

Share of a Generator

$250.00

How can you show a film about Jesus in a village without electricity? In developing countries where electricity is unavailable or unreliable, generators are heavily relied upon to power many things, lights, film projectors, public address systems, medical or construction equipment, air conditioners, etc. Your gift will contribute to the purchase of a new generator, which will be used for ministry in one of our countries.

Gift catalog purchases come with a free COTN card, which you can print and send to your friends and family.

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