Dear COTN Family,
Recently, we asked for your prayers regarding the diminished overall giving to COTN as a result of our recent economic crisis. We want to take this opportunity to thank those of you who have responded financially as well as those who continue to hold us up in prayer.
Through your faithful support, in the last two weeks nearly $41,000 (of the estimated $300,000 needed by year-end) has been donated toward our "Stepping Forward Not Back" fund. 100% percent of these funds will go directly toward our deficient in-country budgets, allowing us to continue to provide for the children we serve. Thank you for your generous giving and faithful support. Our prayer is that others will respond to this need, as the estimated shortfall for our 2008 fiscal year is still significant.
We also shared with you that in the midst of this economic crisis, our children are praying and continuing to trust that through COTN—the family God has given them—that He will continue to provide in abundance. Our children and staff have, indeed, been praying—forwarding these prayers via email to our COTN family and staff.
Click here to read these prayers.
Thank you for your dedicated support and for standing with us during this time.
For the children,
Chris and Debbie Clark