God Always Watches Over Us: Walquidea's Story Dominican Republic
Lunch hour at COTN's school in Don Bosco is one of Walquidea's favorite times
Nov 22, 2013 -

The bell rings and the children rush out of class to lunch. Twelve-year-old Walquidea heaps her plate high—she's not sure if she will have dinner at home tonight. 

A Surprise Visit Sierra Leone
Alicia was so happy to see Alfred for a second time!
Nov 21, 2013 -

I made the journey to the remote village of Mokpangumba to meet my sponsored child, Alfred, about two weeks into my summer in Sierra Leone. As I wrote in a previous post, it was an adventure I’ll never forget. Still, after returning to COTN’s ministry center, I wished I could see Alfred again. But I knew my team wasn’t planning on making the trek back to Mokpangumba before we went home.

Rebecca Says Thank You for the Laptop Malawi
Rebecca is studying to become a teacher.
Nov 19, 2013 -

This fall, Rebecca began her second year at Livingstonia University in Malawi, where she is studying to be a teacher. She just received a laptop, thanks to generous people like you. She would like to express her gratitude for this incredible gift:

One Year of Transformation in Photos Haiti
Nov 18, 2013 -

One year ago, the first seventy-five children were identified for child sponsorship in Haiti, and officially became part of our first Haitian Village Partnership Program. 

A group of American doctors was there to help welcome these new children into the program. They gave them their first medical checkup of their lives.

The Power of Ping Pong United States
Three Microsoft employees now hold the ping pong tournament titles
Nov 15, 2013 -

It’s a family pastime, an Olympic sport, and now ping pong is changing children’s lives in Africa and the Caribbean, thanks to employees at Microsoft! 

My Sponsored Child Gave Me a Name Sierra Leone
The children we met on our Venture Trip were always eager to hold our hands
Nov 14, 2013 -

I sit here on the porch, smiling and praising God as I watch the African sun go down over the rolling hills in the west. The clouds shift, constantly changing from striking golds to deep purples. 

My Life is Better Now that I Have Shoes Dominican Republic
Nov 12, 2013 -

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. 

God Does Not Abandon Us: Sarah's Story Uganda
Sarah couldn't believe this new bed was actually hers!
Nov 11, 2013 -

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. 

Ten Questions Kids Have about Africa United States
Thanks to partners like you, the children in COTN’s care can go to school
Nov 8, 2013 -

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.

Thank You for the Mosquito Nets! Sierra Leone
Sponsored children hold up mosquito nets
Nov 7, 2013 -

Great news! Since September, people like you have given almost $9,000 to provide mosquito nets for children in Africa and the Caribbean.