Kent Jones

Construction Begins on New Ministry Center!

April 20, 2018

Late in 2017, we saw God move in the hearts of so many of you who gave generously to help construct a ministry center in the Dominican Republic. Thank you for investing in this work and ministry! God has used Elizabeth Herrera and Emerson Guzman to grow and expand the ministry there. The number of children served increases continually. Sneak Peek As we have said, the need for a permanent ministry center in this area is so clearly needed. With…

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Welcome Melissa Presley to the 25 Project Team!

March 22, 2017

Welcome Melissa Presley to our team here at the 25 Project! Melissa fills a significant position at 25, joining our staff as “Director of Stewardship”. Melissa has previously served in various ministry roles, and has been an advocate and a sponsor with the 25 Project for several years already. Although she will serve in a number of areas within our ministry, Melissa will primarily be leading, implementing and directing a donor stewardship program focused on connecting donors and partners of…

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Sunita’s Prayer

December 30, 2016

Just a few weeks ago, we received prayer requests from some of our kids living in South Asia, Dominican Republic, and Sierra Leone. There were several that caught our attention, but one prayer request in particular still strikes me even now! It is a prayer from Sunita in South Asia, one of our girls whose parents abandoned her years ago… “I pray for my family. Although they claim to be Christians, they really don’t have a personal relationship with God.”…

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A Night of Comedy – October 20th

September 22, 2016

Make time for THIS!! Our good friend and funny man Craig Lillard is doing a Night of Comedy for the 25 Project at the McKinney Performing Arts Center on October 20th! You will LOVE this night! You may just leave with a tummy ache from laughing so hard, but your heart will also be full from hearing all God is doing in Sierra Leone! AND, to top off the night, Charles Yimbo, our amazing director of the street kid ministry…

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Double Feature

June 16, 2016

While double features have declined in theatres around the world you still have the possibility of a “double feature” from your company! Do you know if you or your spouse’s company matches donations? Many companies offer dollar for dollar matching gifts, DOUBLING your impact! Over 18 million people work for companies with matching gift programs and did you know that an estimated $6-$10 billion in matching gift funds go unclaimed each year? And if you are retired, hold on…….many companies…

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Golf Ball Drop!

April 18, 2016

Win BIG and make a BIG difference in the lives of kids living in Margaret’s Home in Sierra Leone. At 1:00 on May 23rd, golf balls will be dropped on a green at Stonebridge Country Club in McKinney, Texas. The numbered golf ball that lands in or closest to the hole wins the grand prize. And check this out…the total grand prize will be no less than $500, and could be much more depending on the total amount of golf…

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Welcome Shara Johnson!

April 13, 2016

Join us in welcoming Shara Johnson to our staff team here at 25. What a gift she already is to our team and to our kids. Shara joins us in the role of Director of Discipleship and Internships. Prior to Shara’s calling to full-time missions and ministry, Shara worked for several years in college admissions, and served most recently helping students serve in mission internships overseas. Shara fills a significant role at 25 as she will primarily be responsible for…

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Can God use you when you buy or sell a house?

March 9, 2016

Buying or selling a house or property anytime soon? What if you could do that and at the same time, you could impact orphaned and vulnerable kids for Christ during the process? Well it’s possible with our partnership with our friend JT Hardcastle and his company, The Real Estate Project.  When you use JT or any of the realtors on his team, they will contribute 1/3 of their own total commission (either as the listing or buyer’s agent or both…

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Thank You Cornerstone Christian Academy!

March 9, 2016

Cornerstone Christian Academy second grade students topped off their school’s huge Valentine fundraiser by presenting a $2,000 check to the 25 Project! Jennifer Thomas, a parent and volunteer at Cornerstone in McKinney, Texas, challenged the kids to think globally in helping others this Valentine’s Day. Having heard of a need through the 25 Project for books and Bibles, Jennifer decided to challenge her child’s second grade class to “think worldwide” and help outside their circle of influence. This challenge quickly spread to the whole…

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Unlocking the Secret

February 17, 2016

“When you discover the secret joy of the Treasure Principle, I guarantee you’ll never be content with less.” Randy Alcorn   Our staff just recently finished reading Alcorn’s book, The Treasure Principle, Discovering the Secret of Joyful Giving. While this book maybe short, it is powerful, potentially life changing, and in my humble opinion, it should be a book every believer reads. Alcorn gives six principles for how we should view and treat money: 1.     God owns everything. I’m His…

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