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A day I’ll never forget

October 23, 2013

Daniel 1:5-6 “The king assigned them a daily portion of the food that the king ate, and of the wine that he drank.  They were to be educated for three years, and at the end of that time they were to stand before the king.  Among these were Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah of the tribe of Judah.” August 9, 2013 is a day I’ll never forget.  I was unfortunately the victim of a stoke, and my life drastically changed…

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Pray for Changed Lives

October 9, 2013

The 25 Project team made it to Sierra Leone with everyone excited to get to work.  On Sunday evening, the children arrived to the Hope Center wearing worn and torn clothing.  The team welcomed the boys and began the first day with a haircut for each one.  Following the haircuts, through the gifts of partners with the 25 Project the children were given a new pair of clothing and sandals. One by one each face lit up with joy as…

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Answered Prayers

October 6, 2013

This morning as I sat and read The Word, while sipping on fresh brewed Dominican Coffee, I was thankful again for my trip to the Dominican Republic this past week. My experience there was another reminder of the fact that He is in control, and He does what He says He will do. While walking through the Santa Alicia batey (community), feeding the children in the school, and chatting with Pastor Bona, I was once again brought to tears about…

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A Dream Come True!

September 27, 2013

Thrilling news to report from this past week from Charles Yimbo our Name Changers Program director in Waterloo, Sierra Leone… “Today is a brand new day in the lives of 23 boys, formally of the street, who are now trying to live a life worthy of respect and trust. I visited eight schools that accommodated these boys to see if they were indeed in school as expected. You need to see the joy in their eyes and their willingness to…

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Hope In Waterloo

July 17, 2013

How will I get my next meal? Will I ever be able to go to school again? Will I die from malaria or some other disease because I can’t go to a doctor or get medicine? Does anyone care about me? Is there a God, and if there is One, why did He forget about me? Questions like these, along with countless others, are all legitimate questions asked by the kids of Waterloo, Sierra Leone. In the minds of these…

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Team Meeting Report

July 17, 2013

Earlier this month the 25 Project team met to discuss and pray about all that God is doing through 25. For much of the meeting, there was much praise about the incredible things God is doing through the 25 Project.  It is amazing to see that it is God who is moving in a way that only He can receive praise.  The 25 Project isn’t about any one person, but it is about making much of Him! As a young…

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Ministry In The D.R.

July 17, 2013

This past week a few team members from 25 took a vision trip to evaluate ministry opportunities in the Dominican Republic (DR).  We have come back fired up about the opportunities that we believe God has put in our path.  The prayers of many who lifted us up and asked for God’s wisdom and clarity was evident!   We spent time in a number of bateys, which in simple terms is basically a poor village of Haitian immigrants.  A quick…

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Random Questions From a 4 Year Old

July 17, 2013

Happy Birthday! “And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth.” Luke 2:6 “When is Jesus’ birthday?” was recently asked by my daughter. Good question for a variety of reasons. Of course, with my daughter, one question is always followed by another question! So her next question was, “Why don’t we know exactly when Jesus was born?” Sometimes, it is the innocence of youth that rocks your world! It made me start thinking. My father was…

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Father’s Day In The Dominican Repubic

July 17, 2013

Ahhh Father’s Day…my 7th one to experience as a father last Sunday. Great day, and one in which I was reminded of how blessed I am. With the arrival of our sweet BrynnLee a couple months ago, three children now live under our roof. At any given time, one can hear the sounds of giggling, squealing, hollering, crying and any other myriad of sounds that can be imagined. Honestly, it’s wild and crazy in our house most of the time….

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Grant Me Your Eyes

July 17, 2013

The question was simple: “Where is your bathroom?” The question didn’t even make me look up. The answer, however, got my full attention: “Our bathroom is out of order.” We were on a road trip and had stopped at a gas station to fill up the tank, grab a snack and take a potty break. The reason the station attendant’s answer gave me pause was because my husband had just used their restroom. It was fully functional two minutes ago….

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