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Melissa Community Outreach

March 12, 2019

The 25 Project seeks to help children around the world. In addition to the 25 Project’s work overseas, the desire has always been to serve children in our local community. The Melissa Community Outreach (MCO) provides that opportunity.  Recently the 25 Project and MCO joined forces to bring the hope and healing of the gospel to local families. The 25 Project seeks to provide MCO with more structure and support, while expanding the existing ministry. With this expansion, the 25…

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Cultivating Faith in Persecution: Pooja

March 5, 2019

Pooja grew up in a remote Hindu village in South Asia. Her father worked as a day laborer to provide for his family of six. Yet, he struggled to provide for even their most basic needs. Pooja’s family fell into even greater crisis when her mother became possessed by an evil spirit. They sought out doctors and shamans of every religion in hopes of bringing her healing. All of their efforts came to nothing. One day a Christian pastor came to visit them….

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Displaying the Compassion of Christ: Abass

February 26, 2019

Nearly seven years ago, Abass was one of the first children admitted to the 25 Project sponsorship program in  Waterloo, Sierra Leone. At the time, Abass was living on the streets. He was looking for food and shelter along with scores of other children facing the same fate. Abass now lives with Alie in a room the two have built for themselves on Alie’s parents’ main house. Alie is another young man in the 25 Project sponsorship program. The Black Board…

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Finding Fulfillment in Christ: Elizabeth Herrera

February 19, 2019

The 25 Project partners with believers around the world to carry out effective, local ministry to orphaned and vulnerable youth. Elizabeth Herrera has been a ministry partner with the 25 Project for 4 years, serving children from two impoverished villages in the Dominican Republic. Elizabeth’s sacrificial and servant leadership has won the trust and admiration of the communities she serves as well as every team member who has worked with her during an expedition. Despite her faithful ministry to the children of Villa Laura and Lecheria, Elizabeth shares…

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South Africa Partnership

February 15, 2019

The 25 Project is thrilled to announce a new ministry partnership with Teresita and Quintin Ndibongo and the Intlantsi Christian School in Fort White, South Africa! God continues to expand the reach and ministry of the 25 Project, and we couldn’t be more excited. Lawrence and Louise Cronin, mutual friends of the Ndibongos and the 25 Project, first introduced us to this amazing couple. The Ndibongos had a dream of starting a school in this impoverished area of South Africa. In…

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Welcome Curtis Rippee

October 2, 2018

We would like to welcome Curtis Rippee to 25 Project’s Board. Read more about Curtis and how he got involved with the 25 Project. Curtis and his wife Deeann were married in 1996 and they have three daughters, Emma Grace, Abigail and Ellie. The Rippee family moved to McKinney in 2002 hoping to live, work and go to church in the same community. Curtis is an owner of ACIS, a commercial HVAC and Plumbing company that is headquartered in McKinney….

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Welcome Kyle Hendrickson

October 2, 2018

We would like to welcome Kyle Hendrickson to 25 Project’s Board. Read more about Kyle and how he got involved with the 25 Project. My name is Kyle Hendrickson and I have been married to my beautiful wife, Jessica, for 10 years. I have been in full-time ministry over 10 years and we have served in local churches throughout our marriage together. We have two daughters, Hope and Zoey, that keep our hands full most days. We live in Melissa,…

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Eva Greco

Volunteer Spotlight: Eva Greco

August 7, 2018

The 25 Project is so grateful for all our volunteers who help make the mission of giving hope and healing to vulnerable children around the world possible. This month, we applaud Eva Greco for all her help with our sponsorship program. Here’s a little more about Eva and how she became involved in the ministry of the 25 Project: How did you first get involved with the 25 Project? I first heard of the 25 Project when my church announced…

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SL Girls Ministry

New ministry in Sierra Leone focuses on girls finding their value in Christ

August 7, 2018

A Dream in Motion In early 2017 – when we found ourselves with two very vulnerable girls in a community where we serve homeless boys – God planted a desire in us to begin a girls sponsorship program in Waterloo, Sierra Leone. Fast-forward to March 2018, and the first steps to establishing our girls program are in motion! For the past few months, we have been getting to know 25 girls in Waterloo, ages seven to nine, whose families are…

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Emeline with her sponsored child, Yesuany

What God can do in just a few days, in so many hearts

August 7, 2018

Emeline Crumley, a student at Legacy Christian Academy, shares her experience serving on a 25 Project expedition this summer. Day 1 – “I met my sweet sponsored girl, Yesuany, & I rarely had a hand open after that! The second our vans pulled up we were greeted by tons of smiling faces. We spent all day laughing, holding hands, prayer walking through villages, watching littles sing, & sharing the love of Jesus. I had the chance to share my testimony…

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