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A Unique Reunion

July 7, 2014

The following post is from Melissa Willmarth, a friend, Name Changer Sponsor, and previous Sierra Leone team member with 25. After returning from her second experience in Sierra Leone, Melissa wrote the following… “I first met and sponsored Sorie and Abass during my first trip to Sierra Leone with the 25 Project on their February 2013 mission team.  It is hard to describe the joy of seeing both of these boys again this year when I returned.  My heart skipped when I…

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Part of the fellowship unashamed…

June 20, 2014

Last night I began a new book, and came across this familiar quote.  While the author of the quote is unknown, it is believed to have been written by a pastor in Zimbabwe who was martyred for his faith in Christ.  The note was found shortly after his death. “I’m part of the fellowship of the unashamed. I have the Holy Spirit’s power. The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made —…

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Welcome to Sarah Teasdale!

June 9, 2014

  We are extremely excited to announce the addition of a new member to the 25 Project staff!  Sarah Teasdale is joining our team after many years of working in education, most recently serving as an assistant principal at an elementary school in McKinney, Texas. As God has continued to bless this ministry and expand the number of children up for sponsorship through Name Changers, we have known of the great need for someone to serve as the director of…

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God working in the Dominican

April 10, 2014

My excitement this month with our team in the Dominican Republic was greater than ever! Seventy one of us were ready to arrive in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to share the Good News of Jesus Christ in local bateys (villages). Beginning at 4:15am in the morning the team, divided into four traveling groups, began checking bags at our airport to make the journey. As one group met up with another during layovers, it was a joy to see the seventy…

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God At Work

March 20, 2014

Acts 9:40 “But Peter put them all outside, and knelt down and prayed and turning to the body he said “Tabitha, arise.”  And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat up.” On Sunday I was in my local church and one of our pastors taught on Acts 9:32-43.  As he spoke I kept thinking that the message reminded me so much of what is happening at the 25 Project. In the passage God was at work…He was working…

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The first book Ibrahim could call his own…

February 28, 2014

Of all the experiences I could share after returning a couple weeks ago from Sierra Leone with the 25 Project, here is one unforgettable memory from my time there. Upon the boys’ arrival at the Hope Center for camp the first day, I was looking for a few boys I was more familiar with because of stories I have heard from my husband, Kent, or the fact that I have family and friends who sponsor them through the 25 Project’s…

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The Feeding Program…It is a Beginning

February 19, 2014

The latest 25 Project team of 11 headed to Sierra Leone arrived at my house at 9:30am to carpool to DFW airport and begin the 20+ hour set of flights to step into Africa.  Particularly amazing was the fact we would experience a day in the life of street children living in Waterloo, Sierra Leone while on the trip.  Our team interacted with children like Abdul and his friends to feel, touch, witness and share the life of living on the streets….

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Interested in Serving in the Dominican Republic?

February 13, 2014

Interested in serving on a 25 Project team in the Dominican Republic this summer?  Come and hear the details about an upcoming trip! Time:  7:00pm Sunday, February 23rd Location: McKinney (contact us for specific address) Food:  Coffee & Dessert Trip Dates: June 14-20  or July 26-Aug 1 The meeting will give more details and allow you to sign up for a 2014 Dominican Republic team.  We will host a camp in a Haitian batey (village), where we share the Gospel and show love…

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One Day. One Voice. One Purpose.

November 1, 2013

  One Day. One Voice. One Purpose.  Orphan Sunday is this Sunday and it is one day out of the entire year to unite believers and churches around the world to defend the fatherless, to care for children who have no place to call home, to bring into focus God’s heart for the orphan. We are always excited about this day each November!  Our focus at the 25 Project comes from Jesus words in Matthew 25, that when we serve…

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A day I’ll never forget

October 23, 2013

Daniel 1:5-6 “The king assigned them a daily portion of the food that the king ate, and of the wine that he drank.  They were to be educated for three years, and at the end of that time they were to stand before the king.  Among these were Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah of the tribe of Judah.” August 9, 2013 is a day I’ll never forget.  I was unfortunately the victim of a stoke, and my life drastically changed…

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