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Tragedy in Sierra Leone

August 17, 2017

A Story by: Barbara Cross Today I hear the news from Sierra Leone….300 dead and 600 missing after mudslides from torrential rains. I know it’s the rainy season. I know and love these people. How many boys living on the street were swept away? Will we ever know how many lives were lost? But, I have a God that knows everyone. My God knew every hair on their head, and loved them. Until God Six years ago, Sierra Leone was…

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My Sponsorship Story

August 10, 2017

A Story by Nathan Bogue Marianny is my family’s sponsored child in the Dominican Republic! She reminds me of my own daughter Lillie, in so many ways, every time I see her. Marianny loves to sing, talk about what she is learning at school and laugh with her friends.  My family and I have such a heart to see her grow in her faith, just as we ourselves are doing. I was so delighted when Marianny confirmed her faith in…

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The Impact of Sponsorship

August 3, 2017

My First Encounter with Abdulai A Story by Shara Johnson My 1-year anniversary of working on staff at the 25 Project was approaching. After 11 months, I finally found myself on a plane to Sierra Leone. It had been important for me to meet all the kids we serve and experience the country first-hand. It was even more important to meet the child I sponsor. Months prior, I was compelled to sponsor one of our boys in Waterloo. I kept coming…

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#25ProjectGO

July 6, 2017

Where Do You Represent the 25 Project? Running into someone wearing their 25 Project t-shirt makes our day! We appreciate your support of the 25 Project in this simple way. Please, share photos of you representing the 25 Project on social media using the hashtag #25ProjectGO. Whether you are traveling far, near, or at the grocery store we would love to know you are representing us. Some of you are really creative and can share some of your most original, funny or interesting…

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The Joy of Sponsorship

June 22, 2017

The Joy of Sponsorship: An Article by Melissa Presley My heart is naturally bent toward encouragement. Focusing on the good stuff. As a mama of four, I can’t even begin to put into words all the ways that the Lord has blessed me through my children. The work He has done in them, and in me… good stuff. But I have learned that the best way to encourage is sometimes to go beyond the warm fuzzies. There are mamas and dads out there…

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International Day of the African Child

June 16, 2017

Day of the African Child Since 1991, the Day of the African Child is celebrated on June 16th. On this day in 1976 a revolt occurred in Soweto, West Africa due to an order. The order mandated that Afrikaans, instead of their native language, would be the language used for instruction in schools. Many of the students that led the uprising also died on that day. In 1991, the Organization of African Unity, initiated Day of the African Child. The students who died…

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Best Friends Day

June 8, 2017

Celebrating National Best Friends Day Today is National Best Friends Day! Do you have a “best friend?” While this is an “unofficial” holiday, many people celebrate the day by honoring the friends that are closest to them….their “best friends.” They call a best friend to say hi, or take them to lunch to celebrate. How will you celebrate National Best Friends Day? How Are we Celebrating? We are celebrating by sharing some of our favorite pictures with you! Most of the…

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Bringing Hope and Healing

June 1, 2017

“Taking him up by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong.” Acts 3:7 The Story I’m sitting on my back porch enjoying God’s beauty late this evening, on Memorial Day. Honestly, I began this journal post this morning. Sometimes I get a little distracted. However, God’s been working with me on this verse all day and even as I wrote He spoke in a new way. Isn’t He awesome in that way?…

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Ibrahim’s Story

May 25, 2017

Earlier this year, I was part of a team of eight people that trekked across the Atlantic to serve the children and youth the 25 Project ministers to in Sierra Leone, West Africa. After five years of these Sierra Leonian kids being served through local staff, 25 Project teams and stateside staff, I am continuing to see lives dramatically changed by Christ. Ibrahim, is one of those kids. This is Ibrahim’s story. Ibrahim lives at Margaret’s Home in Sierra Leone. His father was killed…

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4 Steps to Changing a Life

May 11, 2017

Do you ever wonder if sponsorship is too complicated? Well, sponsoring through the 25 Project is simple and more importantly you can change a life! Through our sponsorship program, Name Changers, a child or youth’s life is impacted greatly and our prayer is that your life will be impacted as well. Once you decide changing a life through sponsorship is right for you, what’s next? The Sponsorship Path Select a child in need of sponsorship and make your commitment of $36…

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