Name Changers

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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Mobilize the Church

June 8, 2020

Our Values Partner for the Gospel Invest in Young Lives Mobilize the Church Mobilize the Global Church The chosen and called instrument that God has ordained to demonstrate the Gospel to the world is the global church (Acts 2:42-47; Acts 13-14). The 25 Project exists to support, equip, and mobilize the Body of Christ to fulfill its God-given purpose. It is our desire to see many catch the vision and answer God’s call to “go into all the world and…

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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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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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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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Finding Fulfillment in Christ: Elizabeth Herrera

February 19, 2019

The 25 Project partners with believers around the world to carry out effective, local ministry to orphaned and vulnerable youth. Elizabeth Herrera has been a ministry partner with the 25 Project for 4 years, serving children from two impoverished villages in the Dominican Republic. Elizabeth’s sacrificial and servant leadership has won the trust and admiration of the communities she serves as well as every team member who has worked with her during an expedition. Despite her faithful ministry to the children of Villa Laura and Lecheria, Elizabeth shares…

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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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