Child Sponsorship

My Sponsorship Story

August 10, 2017

A Story by Nathan Bogue Marianny is my family’s sponsored child in the Dominican Republic! She reminds me of my own daughter Lillie, in so many ways, every time I see her. Marianny loves to sing, talk about what she is learning at school and laugh with her friends.  My family and I have such a heart to see her grow in her faith, just as we ourselves are doing. I was so delighted when Marianny confirmed her faith in…

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The Impact of Sponsorship

August 3, 2017

My First Encounter with Abdulai A Story by Shara Johnson My 1-year anniversary of working on staff at the 25 Project was approaching. After 11 months, I finally found myself on a plane to Sierra Leone. It had been important for me to meet all the kids we serve and experience the country first-hand. It was even more important to meet the child I sponsor. Months prior, I was compelled to sponsor one of our boys in Waterloo. I kept coming…

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The Joy of Sponsorship

June 22, 2017

The Joy of Sponsorship: An Article by Melissa Presley My heart is naturally bent toward encouragement. Focusing on the good stuff. As a mama of four, I can’t even begin to put into words all the ways that the Lord has blessed me through my children. The work He has done in them, and in me… good stuff. But I have learned that the best way to encourage is sometimes to go beyond the warm fuzzies. There are mamas and dads out there…

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International Day of the African Child

June 16, 2017

Day of the African Child Since 1991, the Day of the African Child is celebrated on June 16th. On this day in 1976 a revolt occurred in Soweto, West Africa due to an order. The order mandated that Afrikaans, instead of their native language, would be the language used for instruction in schools. Many of the students that led the uprising also died on that day. In 1991, the Organization of African Unity, initiated Day of the African Child. The students who died…

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Bringing Hope and Healing

June 1, 2017

“Taking him up by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong.” Acts 3:7 The Story I’m sitting on my back porch enjoying God’s beauty late this evening, on Memorial Day. Honestly, I began this journal post this morning. Sometimes I get a little distracted. However, God’s been working with me on this verse all day and even as I wrote He spoke in a new way. Isn’t He awesome in that way?…

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Ibrahim’s Story

May 25, 2017

Earlier this year, I was part of a team of eight people that trekked across the Atlantic to serve the children and youth the 25 Project ministers to in Sierra Leone, West Africa. After five years of these Sierra Leonian kids being served through local staff, 25 Project teams and stateside staff, I am continuing to see lives dramatically changed by Christ. Ibrahim, is one of those kids. This is Ibrahim’s story. Ibrahim lives at Margaret’s Home in Sierra Leone. His father was killed…

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4 Steps to Changing a Life

May 11, 2017

Do you ever wonder if sponsorship is too complicated? Well, sponsoring through the 25 Project is simple and more importantly you can change a life! Through our sponsorship program, Name Changers, a child or youth’s life is impacted greatly and our prayer is that your life will be impacted as well. Once you decide changing a life through sponsorship is right for you, what’s next? The Sponsorship Path Select a child in need of sponsorship and make your commitment of $36…

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The Privilege of Sponsorship

May 4, 2017

I became a sponsor after going on a mission expedition to the Mercy Home Ministry in South Asia. Though I had sponsored children, I had never been able to actually step into their lives to understand their reality. The children were not names and pictures, but kids that seemed very much like us, although in wildly more difficult circumstances. I felt burdened to help these kids who seemed so hopeful and spiritually hungry. They were enduring difficult situations and facing spiritual…

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Que Aperidá

May 26, 2016

Que aperidá is a saying used in the Dominican Republic to indicate that something is amazing. What God is doing in the Dominican Republic is amazing! We are so pleased to announce that after many months of prayer and seeking God’s guidance, He has led us to begin a formal partnership in the Dominican Republic. Several teams have gone to the Dominican Republic to work in two villages. One village is Villa Laura and its people are of Dominican decent…

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