Sierra Leone

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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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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