Monday, February 6, 2012

Children of the Nations

Amy and I are very excited about the MOPS presentation this week. As moms, when we hear of children who are orphaned and do not get their basic human needs met (clean water, food, clothing, medical treatment and education), our hearts break. I hope that when our hearts are broken for something, that we will listen and that it becomes a call to action to do something to help. Children of the Nations seemed like a natural fit for our Mother's of Preschoolers group to come along side, to pray for and serve.

This week we are excited to have Lynne Nachtrieb at MOPS. She will be with us to share the vision of Children of the Nations. Children of the Nations (COTN) is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Silverdale, Washington, dedicated to raising children who transform nations. Founded in 1995, the organization currently provides holistic care to orphaned and destitute children in Sierra Leone, Malawi, Uganda, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti. By partnering with nationals, they establish full-care residential Children’s Homes (for orphans) and Village Partnership Programs (to benefit children living with destitute families or caregivers who are unable to properly provide for them). Children of the Nations believes that true, lasting, and meaningful change to a nation begins with the children, and so children are their mission."


Children of the Nations has many facets that care for and transform children's lives. For more info, check out their website: http://www.cotni.org/

This week we will also be doing a Creative Activity! See you Thursday!