Kidstown International

Latest Stories


Our staff, donors, sponsors, and supporters all have stories to tell about the work Kidstown is doing. Explore the categories and posts below to read our stories and learn more!

Together We Give #GivingTuesdayNow

Our sponsors and donors are what allow us to do what we do. In this time of uncertainty, generosity can bring the whole world together. That’s the idea behind the #GivingTuesdayNow movement. Organizations from all over the world are asking

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Fireside Chat with Marv & Alison

Recently one of Kidstown’s board members, Marv Tjoelker, traveled to Nepal with a small group of people from Northwest Washington. A few weeks after they returned, Marv and his niece, Alison Moore, were reflecting on their trip while enjoying a

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April 29, 2020 Prayer Requests

During this time of uncertainty, we are blessed to be able to come together in prayer as a community. We are grateful for the prayers from our sponsors and donors for the children and homes overseas. We are also grateful

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Meet Cristina from Romania

Our stories of hope about children in Kidstown supported homes are very diverse. For some children, hope is simply being raised in a loving environment, away from the abuse and neglect of their homes. For others, it is the love,

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Eight Hours Outside Bucharest

A story by C.R. Roberts. Eight hours on a bus from Bucharest to Lupen, deep in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania. We pass hay stacked in high, conical ricks. Autumn roses stand crimson in gardens and chicken-wire corn cribs sit

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A Message From Nepal and Other Updates

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold around the world, we are doing our best to stay informed about the situations in India, Romania, and Nepal. Our home leaders have been sending us encouraging updates. While all of our homes

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Meet Sarah from India

Darkness surrounded her house that night. The pain that already filled Sarah’s young heart would only grow once her father came barreling into the house. Raging after a night of drinking, he beat his pregnant wife to the ground. One

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Routine and Adjustments

Communication is key as we try to understand the current situations in Romania, Nepal, and India. We understand how important it is for you to know how your child is doing, and if everyone is staying safe. There have been

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Update from Romanian Home Leader

Before the world came to a stop, one of our home leaders in Romania recounts the earlier months. She talks about how the month of December was filled with church events and a school break. They were blessed by the

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