Sierra Leone

Ibrahim’s Story

May 25, 2017

Earlier this year, I was part of a team of eight people that trekked across the Atlantic to serve the children and youth the 25 Project ministers to in Sierra Leone, West Africa. After five years of these Sierra Leonian kids being served through local staff, 25 Project teams and stateside staff, I am continuing to see lives dramatically changed by Christ. Ibrahim, is one of those kids. This is Ibrahim’s story. Ibrahim lives at Margaret’s Home in Sierra Leone. His father was killed…

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4 Steps to Changing a Life

May 11, 2017

Do you ever wonder if sponsorship is too complicated? Well, sponsoring through the 25 Project is simple and more importantly you can change a life! Through our sponsorship program, Name Changers, a child or youth’s life is impacted greatly and our prayer is that your life will be impacted as well. Once you decide changing a life through sponsorship is right for you, what’s next? The Sponsorship Path Select a child in need of sponsorship and make your commitment of $36…

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A Night of Comedy – October 20th

September 22, 2016

Make time for THIS!! Our good friend and funny man Craig Lillard is doing a Night of Comedy for the 25 Project at the McKinney Performing Arts Center on October 20th! You will LOVE this night! You may just leave with a tummy ache from laughing so hard, but your heart will also be full from hearing all God is doing in Sierra Leone! AND, to top off the night, Charles Yimbo, our amazing director of the street kid ministry…

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Lives Changed, Names Changed!

May 3, 2016

Spontaneous songs of worship sang by our former street boys and local leaders to our King are what resonated in the air surrounding the areas of Kent Beach in Sierra Leone on Sunday 2016. As Christians around the world celebrated Palm Sunday, commemorating Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, we found ourselves with much to celebrate. Because Jesus entered Jerusalem to hang on a tree for all, 12 kids and 2 leaders made decisions to accept Christ’s sacrifice and seal themselves…

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Thank You Cornerstone Christian Academy!

March 9, 2016

Cornerstone Christian Academy second grade students topped off their school’s huge Valentine fundraiser by presenting a $2,000 check to the 25 Project! Jennifer Thomas, a parent and volunteer at Cornerstone in McKinney, Texas, challenged the kids to think globally in helping others this Valentine’s Day. Having heard of a need through the 25 Project for books and Bibles, Jennifer decided to challenge her child’s second grade class to “think worldwide” and help outside their circle of influence. This challenge quickly spread to the whole…

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After 2 years…A New Team is Finally Headed to Sierra Leone!

February 4, 2016

For the first time in two years, we have a team headed back to serve in Sierra Leone. Because of the spread of Ebola in West Africa, we were forced to suspend all teams traveling to serve our kids there. Praise God though, a new 25 Project team will be on the ground in Sierra Leone, and will be investing in the lives of many precious kids. We are expecting great things! Among several things this team will do will…

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School in Sierra Leone

January 8, 2016

Have you ever wondered how school works in other countries? During my last trip to Sierra Leone we were able to visit most of the former street boys at their school. This, along with input from our partners there, Becky Brockelman and Charles Yimbo, I feel like I understand enough now to share schooling in Sierra Leone. Our children in Sierra Leone begin in Primary Classes I through VI. When a child’s family has sufficient funds, children begin Class I at…

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The Power of Touch

November 3, 2015

I just recently returned from visiting our kids in Sierra Leone in October. I wanted to share with you a quick update regarding the time I spent there. Repeatedly in the Bible we see that God was a person of personal relationship. He loved to talk to His people and many times communicated that love through touch. There has been much research done in the power of touch. Jesus certainly held a supernatural power in His touch. In Matthew 8:1-3…

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Barbara Cross joins the 25 Team!

October 26, 2015

We are so excited to announce the addition of Barbara Cross to our staff team at the 25 Project! For many years, Barbara and her husband, Ralph, have been good friends to each of our staff members and families. She has also served with us on one of our Sierra Leone teams, and has volunteered in our office most recently helping organize “Sierra Smiles” which sent many care packages to our sponsored children in Sierra Leone. Barbara comes with a…

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