25 Project

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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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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Construction Begins on New Ministry Center!

April 20, 2018

Late in 2017, we saw God move in the hearts of so many of you who gave generously to help construct a ministry center in the Dominican Republic. Thank you for investing in this work and ministry! God has used Elizabeth Herrera and Emerson Guzman to grow and expand the ministry there. The number of children served increases continually. Sneak Peek As we have said, the need for a permanent ministry center in this area is so clearly needed. With…

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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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My Sponsorship Story

August 10, 2017

A Story by Nathan Bogue Marianny is my family’s sponsored child in the Dominican Republic! She reminds me of my own daughter Lillie, in so many ways, every time I see her. Marianny loves to sing, talk about what she is learning at school and laugh with her friends.  My family and I have such a heart to see her grow in her faith, just as we ourselves are doing. I was so delighted when Marianny confirmed her faith in…

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