Sierra Leone

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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A Brighter Future For Morlai & Abdulai

February 24, 2020

I moved to Sierra Leone two years ago to join the work 25 Project was doing among street children living in Waterloo. I met Morlai and Abdulai as they were finishing up high school and trying to navigate their next steps. At times, I look at pictures from when they first joined our ministry as young boys. It’s hard to believe the transformation they have already been through. These two had spent most of their preteen years on the streets….

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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 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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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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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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Abu Koroma: A Life Renewed

May 1, 2018

Abu is a double orphan. He lost his mother when he was very young. When his father died in 2013, Abu was left homeless. He moved in with his uncle, but his uncle did not care for even his most basic needs. Abu decided to move to the streets of Waterloo to care for himself. The 25 Project’s ministry partner in Waterloo found Abu living on the streets of Waterloo, carrying loads and finding any work to make enough money to survive. Abu was hopeless, but God had already chosen…

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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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