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10 Things You Might Not Know About Malawi Malawi
Jul 17, 2014 -

There is plenty to love about this warm-hearted country. Although Malawi is still one of the poorest countries in the world, it is a beautiful place with an interesting history and culture. Enjoy learning about your sponsored child’s homeland!

Wordless Wednesday: Saturday Market Sierra Leone
Saturday market in Ngolala, Sierra Leone
Jul 16, 2014 -

Since Children of the Nations started ministry in Ngolala, Sierra Leone, a lively Saturday market has developed. It's a gathering place where children and adults alike flock every week to buy and sell goods, catch up on local news, or goof around.

They Are the Reason I am Here Today: Steven's Sponsors See Him Through College Malawi
Jul 15, 2014 -

Brenda Wilson was in church the night when missionaries Chris and Debbie Clark announced their plan to care for orphaned children in Sierra Leone. That was almost 20 years ago.

Graduation Photos from the Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Eighth-grade graduation in the Dominican Republic
Jul 14, 2014 -

On Thursday, July 10, we celebrated the graduation of 68 eighth-graders in the Dominican Republic. At the special ceremony held at COTN's Casa Bethesda ministry center, each student received a certificate in recognition of their achievement. This is a big milestone for these young students. Thank you for making this possible! 

Steven's Testimony: How Sponsorship Changed the Course of My Life Malawi
Steven says he couldn't believe his eyes when he first saw his new home
Jul 10, 2014 -

I was born in a family of three children and I am the last born child. I was being brought up by my parents up to the time my mom breathed her last breath. My mom died when I was just three years old.

Wordless Wednesday: Lunchtime in Uganda Uganda
Jul 9, 2014 -

Making lunch at our school in Uganda isn’t a job for the faint of heart. These guys are cooking to feed about 300 children. 

Preparing Your Heart for Mission Trips United States
Jul 8, 2014 -

You spend a lot of time preparing for your mission trip—fundraising, gathering supplies, packing your giant suitcase. But make sure to include one last item on your list: preparing your heart. Amber Rettke just returned from a trip to Malawi. Below, she shares five prayers that helped her focus on God and prepare her heart for the journey.

10 Things You Might Not Know About the Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Jul 7, 2014 -

The Dominican Republic is known for its blue ocean waters, white-sand beaches, beautiful resorts, and the poverty that lurks on the outskirts of these tourist hot spots. Here’s a behind-the-scenes peek at the history and culture of this beautiful yet conflicted country that your sponsored child calls home.

Celebrating a Different Kind of Freedom in Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
Jul 3, 2014 -

How do you celebrate your freedom?

As Americans everywhere are celebrating our country's independence this weekend, children in the African countries we serve are celebrating a different kind of freedom. 

Wordless Wednesday: Smiles from Haiti Haiti
Jul 2, 2014 -

Our previous Wordless Wednesday post about Haiti took a look at this country's serious side. But thanks to all of you who support COTN's ministry, the children of Haiti have a reason to smile. And they're ready to show those smiles off!