Sierra Leone

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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Sending Smiles to Sierra Leone

September 18, 2015

With God’s leading, we were so excited to give our sponsors the chance to provide a personal care package to their sponsored child. We are always thrilled about the way God moves among His people! Within two days of discussing the possibility of providing care packages and finding someone to champion the effort, we received a sweet email by one of our sponsors, Barbara Cross. Her question was about…..you guessed it, care packages! After some prayer by Barbara and the 25 Project, we all decided to…

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Orphan Sunday 2014

October 27, 2014

Orphan Sunday is happening this week in thousands of churches all around the world! Pray with us as we ask God to mobilize the church to be the hands and feet of Jesus to the millions upon millions of orphans worldwide. Watch this short video from the Christian Alliance for Orphans, and ask God what role you are to play in caring for orphans.

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Welcome to Sarah Teasdale!

June 9, 2014

  We are extremely excited to announce the addition of a new member to the 25 Project staff!  Sarah Teasdale is joining our team after many years of working in education, most recently serving as an assistant principal at an elementary school in McKinney, Texas. As God has continued to bless this ministry and expand the number of children up for sponsorship through Name Changers, we have known of the great need for someone to serve as the director of…

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God At Work

March 20, 2014

Acts 9:40 “But Peter put them all outside, and knelt down and prayed and turning to the body he said “Tabitha, arise.”  And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat up.” On Sunday I was in my local church and one of our pastors taught on Acts 9:32-43.  As he spoke I kept thinking that the message reminded me so much of what is happening at the 25 Project. In the passage God was at work…He was working…

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The first book Ibrahim could call his own…

February 28, 2014

Of all the experiences I could share after returning a couple weeks ago from Sierra Leone with the 25 Project, here is one unforgettable memory from my time there. Upon the boys’ arrival at the Hope Center for camp the first day, I was looking for a few boys I was more familiar with because of stories I have heard from my husband, Kent, or the fact that I have family and friends who sponsor them through the 25 Project’s…

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The Feeding Program…It is a Beginning

February 19, 2014

The latest 25 Project team of 11 headed to Sierra Leone arrived at my house at 9:30am to carpool to DFW airport and begin the 20+ hour set of flights to step into Africa.  Particularly amazing was the fact we would experience a day in the life of street children living in Waterloo, Sierra Leone while on the trip.  Our team interacted with children like Abdul and his friends to feel, touch, witness and share the life of living on the streets….

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One Day. One Voice. One Purpose.

November 1, 2013

  One Day. One Voice. One Purpose.  Orphan Sunday is this Sunday and it is one day out of the entire year to unite believers and churches around the world to defend the fatherless, to care for children who have no place to call home, to bring into focus God’s heart for the orphan. We are always excited about this day each November!  Our focus at the 25 Project comes from Jesus words in Matthew 25, that when we serve…

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Expect Great Things. Attempt Great Things.

August 30, 2013

“Expect great things from God.  Attempt great things for God.”  This quote by William Carey, known as the father of modern missions, was made some 200+ years ago and has been very influential in my life in recent years. In this past year the 25 Project team has looked to God with great expectation as we have taken the first steps of attempting great things for God.  He has opened doors of ministry in Sierra Leone, the Dominican Republic, and…

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