Orphaned and Vulnerable Children

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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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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Tragic Loss in Sierra Leone

August 25, 2017

It is with great regret and sadness that we announce the passing of one of our boys in Sierra Leone. Abdul Kamara passed away in the early hours of Monday, August 15. He was visiting and spending the night with extended family when a mudslide occurred on the mountain where he was staying. As you may have seen on the news, Sierra Leone has experienced torrential rains over the last few weeks. While heavy rains this time of the year…

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Tragedy in Sierra Leone

August 17, 2017

A Story by: Barbara Cross Today I hear the news from Sierra Leone….300 dead and 600 missing after mudslides from torrential rains. I know it’s the rainy season. I know and love these people. How many boys living on the street were swept away? Will we ever know how many lives were lost? But, I have a God that knows everyone. My God knew every hair on their head, and loved them. Until God Six years ago, Sierra Leone was…

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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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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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Let All That You Do Be Done In Love

January 24, 2017

Thinking back on our trip to minister in the Mercy Home in South Asia, two words overwhelm my thinking. Those two words are love and blessings! This is truly one of the most difficult travel (literally half way around the world) yet joyful trips I have the privilege to be a part of. As I reviewed the pictures of the children just today for a church presentation, the most overwhelming view you get is the love in their hearts reflected…

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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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