Child Sponsorship

Patricia’s Story – Lifelong Impact

August 9, 2021

19-year-old, Patricia serves as an intern and youth leader with the Dominican Republic 25 Project ministry. As a Haitian immigrant, Patricia is facing many hurdles in her education, but we are so proud to celebrate her recent graduation from high school. Please join us in praying for her as she navigates her next steps.   “How has being a part of the 25 Project impacted you?” “I used to be in depression, not smiling too much and always angry at…

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Do My Letters Really Matter?

June 24, 2020

In short, YES! The support letter you write serves a pivotal role in making the child you partner with feel known, special, and encouraged. For many children, your letters become a precious gift they keep for years. In our busy lives, we know writing letters can be a challenge. Setting aside intentional time to write to your child is hard enough, let alone knowing what to say to make a meaningful connection. It takes time and energy, but we promise…

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Invest in Young Lives

June 8, 2020

Our Values Partner for the Gospel Invest in Young Lives Mobilize the Church Invest in Young Lives All children should have the right to become all that God created them to be. The 25 Project fights the restraints of poverty that make children vulnerable so that each child we serve can have a better future, both now and for eternity. We invest in one young life at a time providing a place to belong and opportunities for health, education, and spiritual…

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Students in South Africa.

Real-Life Example

May 6, 2020

This article was written as part of an earlier blog post.   Spiritual Attack Earlier this year, one of our learners had been having spiritual attacks. Sive* lives with her granny. Sive would hear footsteps and a whispering voice in the middle of the night. This disturbed Sive, who started to dread going home for the weekend. Sive was scared of these things and wanted to leave home to live elsewhere with relatives. Sive’s family refused, so Sive started making…

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Sahil in South Asia

The Power of a Keyboard Lesson

April 7, 2020

Quiet Observer I met Sahil back in 2015 on 25 Project’s very first team expedition to South Asia. Sahil had just joined the Mercy Homes, and he was in my discussion group–along with a handful of other thirteen-and fourteen-year-olds. We were all a little shy: me, being on my first mission expedition, and the kids experiencing their first Bible camp led by westerners. As the week went on, though, we all warmed up to each other–but Sahil kept his distance….

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Shining Light on Dark Traditions

March 18, 2020

IN SOUTH AFRICA, THE 25 PROJECT PARTNERS WITH QUINTIN AND TERESITA NDIBONGO AND INTLANTSI CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (A MINISTRY OF INDAWO YETHEMBA FOUNDATION). THEY SERVE THE XHOSA PEOPLE OF THE DEBE NEK REGION.   Intlantsi Christian School opened its doors on January 15, 2019, serving thirteen grade 8 students. By extension, the students’ families and communities are also being served. Intlantsi is a residence-based school with weekly boarding. It is situated on a property called Fort White. Seven small villages surround…

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A Brighter Future For Morlai & Abdulai

February 24, 2020

I moved to Sierra Leone two years ago to join the work 25 Project was doing among street children living in Waterloo. I met Morlai and Abdulai as they were finishing up high school and trying to navigate their next steps. At times, I look at pictures from when they first joined our ministry as young boys. It’s hard to believe the transformation they have already been through. These two had spent most of their preteen years on the streets….

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Stepping Out To Invest In Eternity

February 13, 2020

Am I Doing Enough? AS A CHRISTIAN, I STRUGGLE WITH THE QUESTION DAILY. OVER THE PAST YEAR, I HAD THE UNSETTLING FEELING THAT GOD WAS WANTING MORE FROM ME. I WASN’T QUITE SURE WHAT THAT WAS UNTIL SPEAKING WITH MY CLOSE FRIEND, SARAH. SARAH WORKS FOR THE 25 PROJECT, AND SHE TOLD ME ABOUT AN UPCOMING MISSION TRIP TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. AT THAT MOMENT I KNEW WITH ABSOLUTE CLARITY THAT GOD WANTED ME TO BE A PART OF THIS…

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Free School in Sierra Leone: Fact or Fiction?

June 13, 2019

New President March 2018, a new president was elected in Sierra Leone. After 10 years, the opposing party had garnered another opportunity to rule the country. While the previous party was known for a focus on business, the current party put their highest value on education. The new president, Julius Maada Bio, quickly presented a platform that the country was more than happy with. There were many questions on how it would come to pass – Free Education. Sierra Leone…

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Finding Belonging in Christ: Anjali

May 16, 2019

ANJALI WAS BORN INTO A COMMUNITY THAT DIDN’T WANT HER. She was abandoned by her parents soon after she was born. Then, she was severely abused at the hands of relatives who should have loved and cared for her. But her story doesn’t end there… An aunt took pity on Anjali and her situation and brought her to 25 Project’s Mercy Home in South Asia. Though deeply wounded by her childhood, Anjali began to experience God’s grace through her house parents and through the loving community…

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