Mission Expedition

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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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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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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Discovering Unity in Christ: Miguel & Wilton

April 16, 2019

“We sponsor two boys in the Dominican Republic, Wilton from Villa Laura (a Dominican village) and Miguel from Batey Lechería (a Haitian village). Though both boys are similar in age, they don’t seem to have much else in common. Different circles of friends, different interests and talents, and different cultures that tell them they shouldn’t be friends. They had never hung out together, that we know of…until it started raining on the first day of camp. The Storm The rainstorm forced us all under the pavilion…

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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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Emeline with her sponsored child, Yesuany

What God can do in just a few days, in so many hearts

August 7, 2018

Emeline Crumley, a student at Legacy Christian Academy, shares her experience serving on a 25 Project expedition this summer. Day 1 – “I met my sweet sponsored girl, Yesuany, & I rarely had a hand open after that! The second our vans pulled up we were greeted by tons of smiling faces. We spent all day laughing, holding hands, prayer walking through villages, watching littles sing, & sharing the love of Jesus. I had the chance to share my testimony…

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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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Life on Mission

November 2, 2017

Meet Umaru Do you know someone who has never heard about Jesus? Umaru is in our sponsorship program and lives at Margaret’s home in Grafton, Sierra Leone. As with the others at Margaret’s home, Umaru is very special to me. He is a young man with a great mission and passion for the Lord. He has a special gift of sharing the Gospel. Earlier this year Umaru was in my group. One day he asked a great question, “What happens…

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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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Patricia’s Story

April 27, 2017

  Lechería Village in the Dominican Republic has many stories of trials and struggles. It becomes the greatest joy when God changes a life. I met Patricia two years ago in Lechería, but finally heard her story while serving with one of our teams. Patricia, Pepe, Vanessa were among the children in my group during camp. Each day we would dig into God’s Word learning about salvation and God’s plan for our lives. Where there is hardship and trials, God can…

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