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A Resolution to Live Simply, Give Generously United States
Jean's perspective on her home changed when she met these children in Uganda.
Jan 13, 2014 -

Dave and Jean Kaiser bought their home with the intention of remodeling it. But when they walked back through the doorway after a two-week trip to Uganda, everything changed. 

God Can Pick Us Up: Sharon’s Story Uganda
The Uganda Children’s Village provides a safe, loving home for kids like Sharon
Jan 10, 2014 -

Like so many times before, Sharon fought her way through a crowd of people trying to get water for their families. During Uganda’s civil war, water was scarce in the internally displaced persons camp, and six-year-old Sharon wasn’t strong enough to push through the crowd. 

Thank You for Giving Joy in Malawi! Malawi
The children in each village enjoyed a nice Christmas meal
Jan 9, 2014 -

Thank you for making this Christmas a special one for the children in Malawi! The children in our Village Partnership Program and in our Children’s Homes had a lot of fun activities and great gifts this Christmas, thanks to you. 

Thank You for Giving Joy in Haiti! Haiti
Every child received a Christmas gift, thanks to their sponsors.
Jan 8, 2014 -

This Christmas was a great one for the children we serve in Haiti.

Every single child in the Bellevue Village Partnership and in the Family Care Program (the first small group of children you supported after the 2010 earthquake) got to eat a special meal and receive a Christmas gift, thanks to their sponsors. The festivities also included the singing of Christmas songs, acting out of nativity skits, readings of poetry, and dancing. 

Thank you for making this Christmas so special for the children! Enjoy the photos! 

Thank You for Giving Joy in Sierra Leone! Sierra Leone
Jan 7, 2014 -

Thank you for giving joy to the children in Sierra Leone this Christmas! 

Thanks to the generous gifts from you and other sponsors, the children in our Children's Homes and Village Partnership Program were able to enjoy a big Christmas meal, presents (including a book for every child!), dancing, singing, games, and a nativity play. And to top it all off, they spent time praying for you, their sponsors! 

As Mabinty, one of the girls in the Children's Homes, said, "This is the best Christmas ever." Thank you for bringing that joy to her and the rest of the children.

Thank You from the Dominican Republic! Dominican Republic
Enjoying a Christmas meal in Don Bosco
Jan 6, 2014 -

Christmas in the Dominican culture is very special and important. This Christmas, thanks to you and other sponsors, children in COTN’s Village Partnership Programs were able to enjoy games and songs, and eat a special meal, which they don’t usually have in their homes because of the poverty in which they live.

Lifted Up from the Dust: Davie's Story Malawi
Davie says of his sponsors, “It’s like they have lifted me up from the dust."
Jan 3, 2014 -

In Malawi, in the dusty fields of Chirombo village, few things are certain. The sun may scorch the freshly planted earth, the rain may flood the seeds out of their furrows, or the two may combine at just the right levels to produce a bountiful harvest. 

Thank You for Everything! United States
Jan 2, 2014 -

The children have something to tell you. 

Hope Restored: Brenda's Story Uganda
Brenda and her cousins live in this tiny home in Uganda
Dec 31, 2013 -

Sitting on the dirt floor of Brenda's tiny home in Uganda, it's hard to believe her life has been completely transformed. Her tiny home has a thatched roof, mud walls, and is about the size you would think normal for a bedroom—not a home for four children and an adult. Yet there in her tiny home in rural Uganda, Brenda looks at you in her little pink school uniform with eyes full of joy and hope. Everything is different for her, because of her sponsors.

Knowing Christ Deeply: Hawa's Story Sierra Leone
Hawa says she studies the Bible so that she can "share with others"
Dec 30, 2013 -

Hawa sits with her Bible open and waits for each of her younger sisters to join her in the living area of their house at the Children of the Nations (COTN) Banta Children’s Village in Sierra Leone. After asking one of the others to lead some praise songs and a prayer, she starts to read from Genesis. Hawa has decided to take the girls through this book each evening and they are on the story of Noah.