Least of These

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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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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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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Life on Mission

November 2, 2017

Meet Umaru Do you know someone who has never heard about Jesus? Umaru is in our sponsorship program and lives at Margaret’s home in Grafton, Sierra Leone. As with the others at Margaret’s home, Umaru is very special to me. He is a young man with a great mission and passion for the Lord. He has a special gift of sharing the Gospel. Earlier this year Umaru was in my group. One day he asked a great question, “What happens…

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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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