The ground is not just made of earth here in the impoverished Dominican community of Los Robles. Trash, animal waste, rocks, and broken glass are all mixed together to form a dry, hard substance that children walk over every day.
Sarah couldn't believe her eyes. In front of her was the most beautiful bed she had ever seen. "I was shocked when they told me it was my own!" she laughs, remembering the moment she realized she would be sleeping in a real bed for the first time.
Are your kids curious about Africa? Every time we have a meal packaging event at a school, the kids have tons of great questions about the way children in Africa live. Here are ten questions the third- and fourth-grade students at Montverde Academy in Florida asked our Orlando staff member, Laura Cook, during a recent meal packaging event. Maybe they’re the same questions your kids are asking.
Jackson grins as he pulls an enormous sweet potato from the ground. "You must work hard to get something," he says, as he proudly examines his produce. There is no doubt that Jackson put a lot of work into this little plot of land that is now producing vegetables for him. But without the right tools and seeds, all his hard work would be in vain.
Please pray along with the children and staff in Uganda for our seventh-grade class.
This is our first class of primary school seniors at the Children of the Nations (COTN) school in Uganda. They are about to take their final exams, which will determine whether they will move up to secondary school.
Standing in the middle of her clothing sale in Orlando, Florida, Jeanette Scott is a world away from Sierra Leone. But she’s suddenly overwhelmed by memories of this faraway country that she holds close to her heart. Jeanette was there one year ago on a Venture Trip and began sponsoring a girl named Tenneh. But that was just the beginning.