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.)
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.