Child Sponsorship

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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Finding Hope in Christ: Hawa & Lamerana

May 2, 2019

A Special Visit This year, we added our first ten girls into the Waterloo girls’ sponsorship program in Sierra Leone. I recently had the pleasure of visiting eight of those girls’ families to inform them that they now had sponsors. That meant having the funds to start school! I will never forget the day I took Hawa and four of our other girls to the school to register and receive their uniforms. Hawa (9), and her cousin, Lamerana (5), live with their mothers who share a…

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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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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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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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God’s Future Kingdom in South Asia

June 14, 2018

I encourage you to find where the Lord wants you to tell of His Great Love. You were made for this very purpose…  I have now been to South Asia twice with the 25 Project, and these expeditions have changed my life. God has shown me so much about who He is through them. God of Provision First, I have experienced how much our God is a God of provision. The first year I sent letters out to fundraise, I got very little…

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