Orphaned and Vulnerable Children

Patricia’s Story – Lifelong Impact

August 9, 2021

19-year-old, Patricia serves as an intern and youth leader with the Dominican Republic 25 Project ministry. As a Haitian immigrant, Patricia is facing many hurdles in her education, but we are so proud to celebrate her recent graduation from high school. Please join us in praying for her as she navigates her next steps.   “How has being a part of the 25 Project impacted you?” “I used to be in depression, not smiling too much and always angry at…

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A New Path

July 2, 2021

Limeni attends the 9th grade at Intlantsi Christian School in South Africa. Though his childhood has been marked by tragedy – losing his father at a young age and a brother only a few years ago – God is showing him and his family a new path. “Before I came to Intlantsi, I thought my life was nice. I was doing things that are wrong like stealing people’s phones. At the time, I thought that was fine but now I…

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A New Dream

May 17, 2021

In Sierra Leone, a country where 60% of the population is Muslim, children in our ministry are now hearing the good news of Jesus, and many are stepping out to follow Christ. With a new ministry center currently under construction, we are excited to see all God will continue to do to raise up leaders for His kingdom in Sierra Leone. Our Ministry Director in Sierra Leone, Shara Johnson, shares her hopes for the children we serve as they enter…

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Usha’s Story

May 4, 2021

In South Asia, Usha shares about the impact that has been made in her life since coming to know Jesus and realizing the joy that comes from knowing Him. “My life before coming to the Mercy Home was hopeless. My father and mother died soon after my birth. I was considered a curse by my relatives since my mother died while giving birth to me, so they brought me to the Mercy Home. The Mercy Home was the place where…

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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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Students in South Africa.

Real-Life Example

May 6, 2020

This article was written as part of an earlier blog post.   Spiritual Attack Earlier this year, one of our learners had been having spiritual attacks. Sive* lives with her granny. Sive would hear footsteps and a whispering voice in the middle of the night. This disturbed Sive, who started to dread going home for the weekend. Sive was scared of these things and wanted to leave home to live elsewhere with relatives. Sive’s family refused, so Sive started making…

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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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Shining Light on Dark Traditions

March 18, 2020

IN SOUTH AFRICA, THE 25 PROJECT PARTNERS WITH QUINTIN AND TERESITA NDIBONGO AND INTLANTSI CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (A MINISTRY OF INDAWO YETHEMBA FOUNDATION). THEY SERVE THE XHOSA PEOPLE OF THE DEBE NEK REGION.   Intlantsi Christian School opened its doors on January 15, 2019, serving thirteen grade 8 students. By extension, the students’ families and communities are also being served. Intlantsi is a residence-based school with weekly boarding. It is situated on a property called Fort White. Seven small villages surround…

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