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Photos from the 2014 Run for Africa United States
Aug 20, 2014 -

It was inspiring to see hundreds of people come together to raise money to build a library for children in Malawi at our 6th Annual Run for Africa 5K in Winter Springs, Florida. Even if you couldn’t join us for the event, we hope you’ll enjoy these pictures! (See the full album on Facebook.) 

 

What My Sponsored Kids Mean to Me Malawi
Aug 18, 2014 -

Child sponsorship is an interesting thing. In my more cynical of seasons I saw it as something to do to make yourself feel better about the fact that you have excess and others don’t. Perhaps that’s because of the guilt-trip commercials that always catch me off guard. 

10 Tips for Writing the Perfect Letter to Your Sponsored Child United States
Grab your favorite pen, pencil, or marker and get started!
Aug 14, 2014 -

Your sponsored child loves receiving letters from you. But let's be honest: it's not always easy to know what to write, or to take the time to write. So, to help you out, here are 10 tips for writing the perfect letter to your sponsored child. We hope you'll find these helpful! 

Wordless Wednesday: Summer Camp in Haiti Haiti
Aug 13, 2014 -

Summertime means camp time in each of the countries where we serve. Recently, a Venture Team from San Diego went to Haiti to help put on a summer camp for our children there. Fortunately, they took a bunch of photos of the fun and games. Here are some of the best ones. Enjoy!

Eight Ways to Pray for the Ebola Outbreak in Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
Thank you for your prayers
Aug 11, 2014 -

As of August 11, 2014, there have been no reported cases of Ebola in the Upper Banta chiefdom of Sierra Leone where COTN serves. However, the virus continues to spread in Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia. Our in-country staff are implementing precautions in order to prepare and protect the children to the best of their ability in case it does spread to our area. 

Running 200 Miles for Child Sponsorship United States
I'll keep running for child sponsorship through September 30
Aug 7, 2014 -

Could I really run 32 miles in two weeks? It would be a lot of work, but if people supported the idea, I would do it. 

One Week of Prayers for Your Sponsored Child United States
Aug 6, 2014 -

Praying for someone is one of the most powerful, loving things you can do for them. Did you know that your sponsored child prays for you? 

The Boy Who Never Smiled: Jonnathan's Story Uganda
Aug 5, 2014 -

It was Christmas when 5-year-old Jonnathan and his two brothers disappeared. Their mother had taken them to her family home in another village for the holiday. But when the time came for the children to return to COTN's school, they were nowhere to be found. 

Why I Chose to Sponsor Her: God Placed Her On My Heart United States
Jul 31, 2014 -

To begin with, I think God blessed me with a strong sense of empathy. I have always been interested in the lives that other people live all around the world. Because of that, there was only one career that I ever wanted, and that was nursing. It was the obvious choice. Taking care of people is simply instinctive for me. 

Wordless Wednesday: I Love Baseball Dominican Republic
Jul 30, 2014 -

Did you know that COTN has a baseball training program in the Dominican Republic? The vision of our I Love Baseball® (ILB) program is to give Dominican youth a place where they can pursue their dream of playing professional baseball while also getting an education, living a balanced life socially, building strong moral character, and growing mentally, physically, and spiritually.