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Daily Life in Sierra Leone during the Ebola Crisis Sierra Leone
Nov 19, 2014 -

Kelly Melton is a Children of the Nations sponsor who is currently in Freetown with a medical aid organization, helping to set up Ebola treatment clinics. She has graciously agreed to share her trip journal, to give you a firsthand view of how the Ebola outbreak is affecting the people of Sierra Leone.

Brightening Up the Community, with Used Tires Dominican Republic
This class will transform used tires into everything from planters to animal scu
Nov 18, 2014 -

Watching Alejandro Suero Reyes hold up an old tire in front of a class full of students, you’d never guess he’s a lawyer. Alejandro is teaching a free community class on how to create sculptures out of used tires. 

God Is Gracious to Everyone: Elizabeth’s Story Uganda
Thanks to her sponsors, Elizabeth now eats three meals a day—and she can concent
Nov 17, 2014 -

Elizabeth was just a small child when a neighbor poisoned her father after a land dispute. After his death, Elizabeth’s mother decided she had no other option than to return to her family in another village. Elizabeth was left in the care of her father’s mother and clan elders in Kakoge, a small village in Uganda. There is little access to electricity or clean water in this area.

How One Visit to the Doctor Turned a Boy's Life Around Haiti
Thanks to his sponsors, Rivaldo doesn’t have to miss school or meals
Nov 14, 2014 -

I couldn’t wait to begin my interview with 12-year-old Rivaldo. He didn’t know it, but I did a story a couple of months ago about a middle school student named Peter who sells his art to sponsor Rivaldo. I was thrilled to be able to visit Haiti, meet the child Peter is sponsoring, and find out how he is doing.

Small Steps of Progress in the Fight Against Ebola Sierra Leone
The author on a previous trip to Sierra Leone with COTN.
Nov 13, 2014 -

Kelly Melton is a Children of the Nations sponsor who has traveled to Sierra Leone several times. She is currently in Freetown with a medical aid organization, helping to set up Ebola treatment clinics. She has graciously agreed to share her trip journal, to give you a firsthand view of how the Ebola outbreak is affecting Sierra Leone. This entry is from November 1.

Dorothy Tells You What Clean Water Means to Her Village Malawi
Nov 10, 2014 -

Fourteen-year-old Dorothy is all too used to skipping school. Before a well was installed near her home in Chirombo, Malawi, she and the other girls in her village spent the majority of their time fetching water for their homes.

An Update from the Front Lines of the Ebola Outbreak Sierra Leone
Nov 6, 2014 -

Kelly Melton is a Children of the Nations sponsor who has traveled to Sierra Leone several times. She is currently in Freetown with a medical aid organization, helping to set up Ebola treatment clinics. She has graciously agreed to share her trip journal, to give you a firsthand view of how the Ebola outbreak is affecting Sierra Leone. Below is an update from Kelly, on her arrival and first few days in Freetown.

New Recipe: Mission Monday Meal United States
Nov 5, 2014 -

When my brother in law was asked to come on board with Children of the Nations (COTN), a nonprofit we knew and loved, we could not have been more thrilled. And we wanted to be behind them in this faith venture in every way. As we talked about how to support them, knowing we already had our “give” dollars going several different directions, I sat down and talked with our kids. 

Passing on the Education: How a Former Sponsored Child Gives Back Malawi
Chifundo on his last day at Lilongwe Dairy Limited, where he monitored the elect
Nov 4, 2014 -

Chifundo’s father died in 1997, leaving his mother to care for his family alone. Chifundo was still in primary school at the time, so his education was free. The problem was food. His mother could only do casual labor as a source of income, which didn’t earn enough to feed Chifundo and his family consistently.

Traveling to Sierra Leone to Fight Ebola Sierra Leone
Kelly on a COTN Venture Trip to Sierra Leone earlier this year.
Nov 3, 2014 -

Kelly Melton is a Children of the Nations sponsor who’s traveled to Sierra Leone several times with us and other organizations. Earlier this year, she was planning her eighth visit to the country—this time with COTN—when the Ebola outbreak forced us to cancel all Venture Trips to Sierra Leone. Still, Kelly felt compelled to go and use her medical training to help the people there.