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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. 

Wrapped Up in the Heart of God By a 5-Year-Old Sierra Leone
Compelled by God's fatherly love, I picked him up and prayed for him
Jul 29, 2014 -

Our team had been through 10 full days of work in Sierra Leone, filled with opportunities to remind staff, pastors, and local community leaders that the best way to love God was by loving others. 

Wordless Wednesday: Sponsor Photos United States
Jul 23, 2014 -

Last summer was our first-ever sponsorship campaign. As new sponsors signed up to help reach the goal of 500 sponsors, we counted them and asked them to take a fun photo with their number.

 
Here are some of the best photos from last year. This year, we hope to see these numbers go up to 750! What number will you be?
10 Things You Might Not Know About Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
The Cotton Tree is a historic symbol in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone
Jul 22, 2014 -

Sierra Leone is beautiful, green, and mountainous. It has suffered through a long, dark history, but things are changing for the better. Learn more about the country your sponsored child calls home:

Recipe from Uganda: Banana Pancakes Uganda
Kabalagala
Jul 21, 2014 -

Making kabalagalabanana pancakes—is a fun way to explore the culture of Uganda. These little pancakes (called kabs for short) taste kind of like fried plantains and are very yummy. They’ll make a great side dish for your dinner—and they're gluten free!

10 Things You Might Not Know About Malawi Malawi
Jul 17, 2014 -

There is plenty to love about this warm-hearted country. Although Malawi is still one of the poorest countries in the world, it is a beautiful place with an interesting history and culture. Enjoy learning about your sponsored child’s homeland!

Wordless Wednesday: Saturday Market Sierra Leone
Saturday market in Ngolala, Sierra Leone
Jul 16, 2014 -

Since Children of the Nations started ministry in Ngolala, Sierra Leone, a lively Saturday market has developed. It's a gathering place where children and adults alike flock every week to buy and sell goods, catch up on local news, or goof around.

They Are the Reason I am Here Today: Steven's Sponsors See Him Through College Malawi
Jul 15, 2014 -

Brenda Wilson was in church the night when missionaries Chris and Debbie Clark announced their plan to care for orphaned children in Sierra Leone. That was almost 20 years ago.

Graduation Photos from the Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Eighth-grade graduation in the Dominican Republic
Jul 14, 2014 -

On Thursday, July 10, we celebrated the graduation of 68 eighth-graders in the Dominican Republic. At the special ceremony held at COTN's Casa Bethesda ministry center, each student received a certificate in recognition of their achievement. This is a big milestone for these young students. Thank you for making this possible! 

Steven's Testimony: How Sponsorship Changed the Course of My Life Malawi
Steven says he couldn't believe his eyes when he first saw his new home
Jul 10, 2014 -

I was born in a family of three children and I am the last born child. I was being brought up by my parents up to the time my mom breathed her last breath. My mom died when I was just three years old.