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Free School in Sierra Leone: Fact or Fiction?

June 13, 2019

New President March 2018, a new president was elected in Sierra Leone. After 10 years, the opposing party had garnered another opportunity to rule the country. While the previous party was known for a focus on business, the current party put their highest value on education. The new president, Julius Maada Bio, quickly presented a platform that the country was more than happy with. There were many questions on how it would come to pass – Free Education. Sierra Leone…

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Increase Your Impact

May 23, 2019

For nonprofit organizations, every dollar counts. Corporate employee matching gifts offer the opportunity to turn one dollar donated by a match-eligible employee into two, three, four, or even five dollars! Let’s explore exactly what YOU can expect when seeking a matching gift, and how to make the most of this incredible opportunity. What are Corporate Matching Gift Programs? Employee matching gift programs are set up to encourage employees to give back to their communities. Companies encourage employees to participate in…

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Finding Belonging in Christ: Anjali

May 16, 2019

ANJALI WAS BORN INTO A COMMUNITY THAT DIDN’T WANT HER. She was abandoned by her parents soon after she was born. Then, she was severely abused at the hands of relatives who should have loved and cared for her. But her story doesn’t end there… An aunt took pity on Anjali and her situation and brought her to 25 Project’s Mercy Home in South Asia. Though deeply wounded by her childhood, Anjali began to experience God’s grace through her house parents and through the loving community…

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Finding Hope in Christ: Hawa & Lamerana

May 2, 2019

A Special Visit This year, we added our first ten girls into the Waterloo girls’ sponsorship program in Sierra Leone. I recently had the pleasure of visiting eight of those girls’ families to inform them that they now had sponsors. That meant having the funds to start school! I will never forget the day I took Hawa and four of our other girls to the school to register and receive their uniforms. Hawa (9), and her cousin, Lamerana (5), live with their mothers who share a…

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Discovering Unity in Christ: Miguel & Wilton

April 16, 2019

“We sponsor two boys in the Dominican Republic, Wilton from Villa Laura (a Dominican village) and Miguel from Batey Lechería (a Haitian village). Though both boys are similar in age, they don’t seem to have much else in common. Different circles of friends, different interests and talents, and different cultures that tell them they shouldn’t be friends. They had never hung out together, that we know of…until it started raining on the first day of camp. The Storm The rainstorm forced us all under the pavilion…

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Melissa Community Outreach

March 12, 2019

The 25 Project seeks to help children around the world. In addition to the 25 Project’s work overseas, the desire has always been to serve children in our local community. The Melissa Community Outreach (MCO) provides that opportunity.  Recently the 25 Project and MCO joined forces to bring the hope and healing of the gospel to local families. The 25 Project seeks to provide MCO with more structure and support, while expanding the existing ministry. With this expansion, the 25…

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Cultivating Faith in Persecution: Pooja

March 5, 2019

Pooja grew up in a remote Hindu village in South Asia. Her father worked as a day laborer to provide for his family of six. Yet, he struggled to provide for even their most basic needs. Pooja’s family fell into even greater crisis when her mother became possessed by an evil spirit. They sought out doctors and shamans of every religion in hopes of bringing her healing. All of their efforts came to nothing. One day a Christian pastor came to visit them….

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Displaying the Compassion of Christ: Abass

February 26, 2019

Nearly seven years ago, Abass was one of the first children admitted to the 25 Project sponsorship program in  Waterloo, Sierra Leone. At the time, Abass was living on the streets. He was looking for food and shelter along with scores of other children facing the same fate. Abass now lives with Alie in a room the two have built for themselves on Alie’s parents’ main house. Alie is another young man in the 25 Project sponsorship program. The Black Board…

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Finding Fulfillment in Christ: Elizabeth Herrera

February 19, 2019

The 25 Project partners with believers around the world to carry out effective, local ministry to orphaned and vulnerable youth. Elizabeth Herrera has been a ministry partner with the 25 Project for 4 years, serving children from two impoverished villages in the Dominican Republic. Elizabeth’s sacrificial and servant leadership has won the trust and admiration of the communities she serves as well as every team member who has worked with her during an expedition. Despite her faithful ministry to the children of Villa Laura and Lecheria, Elizabeth shares…

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South Africa Partnership

February 15, 2019

The 25 Project is thrilled to announce a new ministry partnership with Teresita and Quintin Ndibongo and the Intlantsi Christian School in Fort White, South Africa! God continues to expand the reach and ministry of the 25 Project, and we couldn’t be more excited. Lawrence and Louise Cronin, mutual friends of the Ndibongos and the 25 Project, first introduced us to this amazing couple. The Ndibongos had a dream of starting a school in this impoverished area of South Africa. In…

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