25 Project

You are here for a purpose

November 10, 2015

The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.  Psalm 138:8 Each week our team meets, plans, and prays together. It is one of my favorite things we do in the office each week. During our team time, we also ask one of our staff to share a devotional thought. This past week, Sarah Teasdale, shared and gave our team a few statements to consider. I thought…

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Orphan Sunday

November 5, 2015

“Defend the cause of the fatherless…” Isaiah 1:17 This Sunday is Orphan Sunday in thousands of churches all around the world.  As is the focus of our ministry at the 25 Project, we are passionate about caring for orphan and vulnerable children. And as you can imagine, we are always excited about this day each November! God is using Orphan Sunday as a catalyst to awaken the global church to something that is so near and dear to His heart. …

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The Power of Touch

November 3, 2015

I just recently returned from visiting our kids in Sierra Leone in October. I wanted to share with you a quick update regarding the time I spent there. Repeatedly in the Bible we see that God was a person of personal relationship. He loved to talk to His people and many times communicated that love through touch. There has been much research done in the power of touch. Jesus certainly held a supernatural power in His touch. In Matthew 8:1-3…

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Barbara Cross joins the 25 Team!

October 26, 2015

We are so excited to announce the addition of Barbara Cross to our staff team at the 25 Project! For many years, Barbara and her husband, Ralph, have been good friends to each of our staff members and families. She has also served with us on one of our Sierra Leone teams, and has volunteered in our office most recently helping organize “Sierra Smiles” which sent many care packages to our sponsored children in Sierra Leone. Barbara comes with a…

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A Unique Reunion

July 7, 2014

The following post is from Melissa Willmarth, a friend, Name Changer Sponsor, and previous Sierra Leone team member with 25. After returning from her second experience in Sierra Leone, Melissa wrote the following… “I first met and sponsored Sorie and Abass during my first trip to Sierra Leone with the 25 Project on their February 2013 mission team.  It is hard to describe the joy of seeing both of these boys again this year when I returned.  My heart skipped when I…

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One Day. One Voice. One Purpose.

November 1, 2013

  One Day. One Voice. One Purpose.  Orphan Sunday is this Sunday and it is one day out of the entire year to unite believers and churches around the world to defend the fatherless, to care for children who have no place to call home, to bring into focus God’s heart for the orphan. We are always excited about this day each November!  Our focus at the 25 Project comes from Jesus words in Matthew 25, that when we serve…

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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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