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#25ProjectGO

July 6, 2017

Where Do You Represent the 25 Project? Running into someone wearing their 25 Project t-shirt makes our day! We appreciate your support of the 25 Project in this simple way. Please, share photos of you representing the 25 Project on social media using the hashtag #25ProjectGO. Whether you are traveling far, near, or at the grocery store we would love to know you are representing us. Some of you are really creative and can share some of your most original, funny or interesting…

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The Joy of Sponsorship

June 22, 2017

The Joy of Sponsorship: An Article by Melissa Presley My heart is naturally bent toward encouragement. Focusing on the good stuff. As a mama of four, I can’t even begin to put into words all the ways that the Lord has blessed me through my children. The work He has done in them, and in me… good stuff. But I have learned that the best way to encourage is sometimes to go beyond the warm fuzzies. There are mamas and dads out there…

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International Day of the African Child

June 16, 2017

Day of the African Child Since 1991, the Day of the African Child is celebrated on June 16th. On this day in 1976 a revolt occurred in Soweto, West Africa due to an order. The order mandated that Afrikaans, instead of their native language, would be the language used for instruction in schools. Many of the students that led the uprising also died on that day. In 1991, the Organization of African Unity, initiated Day of the African Child. The students who died…

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Bringing Hope and Healing

June 1, 2017

“Taking him up by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong.” Acts 3:7 The Story I’m sitting on my back porch enjoying God’s beauty late this evening, on Memorial Day. Honestly, I began this journal post this morning. Sometimes I get a little distracted. However, God’s been working with me on this verse all day and even as I wrote He spoke in a new way. Isn’t He awesome in that way?…

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The Privilege of Sponsorship

May 4, 2017

I became a sponsor after going on a mission expedition to the Mercy Home Ministry in South Asia. Though I had sponsored children, I had never been able to actually step into their lives to understand their reality. The children were not names and pictures, but kids that seemed very much like us, although in wildly more difficult circumstances. I felt burdened to help these kids who seemed so hopeful and spiritually hungry. They were enduring difficult situations and facing spiritual…

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Patricia’s Story

April 27, 2017

  Lechería Village in the Dominican Republic has many stories of trials and struggles. It becomes the greatest joy when God changes a life. I met Patricia two years ago in Lechería, but finally heard her story while serving with one of our teams. Patricia, Pepe, Vanessa were among the children in my group during camp. Each day we would dig into God’s Word learning about salvation and God’s plan for our lives. Where there is hardship and trials, God can…

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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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Double Feature

June 16, 2016

While double features have declined in theatres around the world you still have the possibility of a “double feature” from your company! Do you know if you or your spouse’s company matches donations? Many companies offer dollar for dollar matching gifts, DOUBLING your impact! Over 18 million people work for companies with matching gift programs and did you know that an estimated $6-$10 billion in matching gift funds go unclaimed each year? And if you are retired, hold on…….many companies…

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Silent Heroes

January 27, 2016

Recently I was listening to a radio program, catching the very end of a teaching segment by Chuck Swindoll. The teaching was about Nehemiah and the seemingly impossible task of rebuilding Jerusalem. In the last couple of minutes, Chuck diverged from the topic to talk about what he referred to as the layman. In place of layman, I would say ministry partners. What he said was so close to my heart because it reflects the 25 Project’s heart for all of…

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Part of the fellowship unashamed…

June 20, 2014

Last night I began a new book, and came across this familiar quote.  While the author of the quote is unknown, it is believed to have been written by a pastor in Zimbabwe who was martyred for his faith in Christ.  The note was found shortly after his death. “I’m part of the fellowship of the unashamed. I have the Holy Spirit’s power. The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made —…

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