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Your Support Saves Entire Families Dominican Republic
Thanks to his sponsors, Ney attends school and get a nutritious meal every day
Dec 5, 2013 -

It all happened so fast. Ney's father was coming home from working all day—selling small items on the street. It's always dangerous driving a motorcycle through the crowded streets of the Dominican Republic, where few people obey traffic rules and even fewer wear helmets. Somehow, he had always made it home fine, and he wasn't worried. 

Welcoming Others as He Was Welcomed: Spengy's Story Sierra Leone
If you travel to Sierra Leone with COTN, Spengy will probably welcome you
Dec 3, 2013 -

If you travel to Sierra Leone with Children of the Nations (COTN), a tall young man with a warm smile will greet you like you are family. Throughout your time there, you may see him in the kitchen, serving you, or supervising a small group of Sierra Leonean teenagers as they clean, cook, and serve you and your team. 

Christmas Without Presents United States
Spending time together seemed richer after my family quit focusing on gifts
Dec 2, 2013 -

"You want to do what?" 

Thank You for Sponsoring Me: Lydia's Story Uganda
"Now I report to school with the rest of the kids because I don't have to worry
Nov 26, 2013 -

Lydia dreaded the first day of school in Uganda

A Chat with Our First African College Grad Malawi
Today Aness is having an impact on Malawi’s next generation by teaching
Nov 25, 2013 -

Graduating from university is quite an accomplishment for anyone. But for an orphaned girl in Africa, it’s downright amazing. 

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!