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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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Pray for Changed Lives

October 9, 2013

The 25 Project team made it to Sierra Leone with everyone excited to get to work.  On Sunday evening, the children arrived to the Hope Center wearing worn and torn clothing.  The team welcomed the boys and began the first day with a haircut for each one.  Following the haircuts, through the gifts of partners with the 25 Project the children were given a new pair of clothing and sandals. One by one each face lit up with joy as…

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Answered Prayers

October 6, 2013

This morning as I sat and read The Word, while sipping on fresh brewed Dominican Coffee, I was thankful again for my trip to the Dominican Republic this past week. My experience there was another reminder of the fact that He is in control, and He does what He says He will do. While walking through the Santa Alicia batey (community), feeding the children in the school, and chatting with Pastor Bona, I was once again brought to tears about…

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A Dream Come True!

September 27, 2013

Thrilling news to report from this past week from Charles Yimbo our Name Changers Program director in Waterloo, Sierra Leone… “Today is a brand new day in the lives of 23 boys, formally of the street, who are now trying to live a life worthy of respect and trust. I visited eight schools that accommodated these boys to see if they were indeed in school as expected. You need to see the joy in their eyes and their willingness to…

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Expect Great Things. Attempt Great Things.

August 30, 2013

“Expect great things from God.  Attempt great things for God.”  This quote by William Carey, known as the father of modern missions, was made some 200+ years ago and has been very influential in my life in recent years. In this past year the 25 Project team has looked to God with great expectation as we have taken the first steps of attempting great things for God.  He has opened doors of ministry in Sierra Leone, the Dominican Republic, and…

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Hope In Waterloo

July 17, 2013

How will I get my next meal? Will I ever be able to go to school again? Will I die from malaria or some other disease because I can’t go to a doctor or get medicine? Does anyone care about me? Is there a God, and if there is One, why did He forget about me? Questions like these, along with countless others, are all legitimate questions asked by the kids of Waterloo, Sierra Leone. In the minds of these…

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