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Welcome Curtis Rippee

October 2, 2018

We would like to welcome Curtis Rippee to 25 Project’s Board. Read more about Curtis and how he got involved with the 25 Project. Curtis and his wife Deeann were married in 1996 and they have three daughters, Emma Grace, Abigail and Ellie. The Rippee family moved to McKinney in 2002 hoping to live, work and go to church in the same community. Curtis is an owner of ACIS, a commercial HVAC and Plumbing company that is headquartered in McKinney….

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Welcome Kyle Hendrickson

October 2, 2018

We would like to welcome Kyle Hendrickson to 25 Project’s Board. Read more about Kyle and how he got involved with the 25 Project. My name is Kyle Hendrickson and I have been married to my beautiful wife, Jessica, for 10 years. I have been in full-time ministry over 10 years and we have served in local churches throughout our marriage together. We have two daughters, Hope and Zoey, that keep our hands full most days. We live in Melissa,…

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Join Us

June 26, 2018

The sum is greater than its parts. At the 25 Project, we desire to collaborate with the body of Christ in caring for the orphaned together. From the youngest kids to seasoned veterans, you and your church or school can partner with the 25 Project in taking the hope and healing of Jesus to orphaned and vulnerable children around the world. A partnership with the 25 Project allows your church or school to expand its reach. Ways You Can Partner With Us We are…

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God’s Future Kingdom in South Asia

June 14, 2018

I encourage you to find where the Lord wants you to tell of His Great Love. You were made for this very purpose…  I have now been to South Asia twice with the 25 Project, and these expeditions have changed my life. God has shown me so much about who He is through them. God of Provision First, I have experienced how much our God is a God of provision. The first year I sent letters out to fundraise, I got very little…

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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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Ringing the Bell

September 7, 2017

Meet Dre A Story by Shara Johnson This summer, Angie and I drove seven of our Illumin8 kids (from McKinney Housing Authority) to Golden, Missouri for Kids Across America Kamp. This is a Kanakuk camp geared towards kids living in inner-city environments. I had no clue what we were in for as this was my first KAA Kamp. Our eight hour, two car trek began on a Sunday morning. I had Dre, one of our campers, as my co-pilot. He…

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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 Impact of Sponsorship

August 3, 2017

My First Encounter with Abdulai A Story by Shara Johnson My 1-year anniversary of working on staff at the 25 Project was approaching. After 11 months, I finally found myself on a plane to Sierra Leone. It had been important for me to meet all the kids we serve and experience the country first-hand. It was even more important to meet the child I sponsor. Months prior, I was compelled to sponsor one of our boys in Waterloo. I kept coming…

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