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Home to Stay

Home to Stay

The house parents at Comeback took Chandana in as their own and provided everything she needed, including ample meals, a good education, the assurance that Jesus loves her, and the love of two doting parents. Now, after years of living as family, Comeback cannot imagine living without Chandana. Thanks to you, they don’t have to!

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Made In His Image

Made In His Image

At The Boaz Project, and most importantly as followers of Jesus, we believe that ALL peoples and nations are made in the image of God and have something important and valuable to bring to the table. Our Heavenly Father is the Great Designer, a God who has so lovingly filled the earth with infinite beauties to discover—the most beautiful and most treasured being our fellow humans. Every race and culture reflects facets of who He is, all perfectly created and loved beyond measure.

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Creative Ways to Care for Orphans: A Cheerful Giver

Creative Ways to Care for Orphans: A Cheerful Giver

Throughout the Bible, it is abundantly clear that God can and does work in the hearts of all kinds of people to reflect Him to the world. In Jesus’ day, calling fishermen, tax collectors, women, and children to minister alongside Him was radical, yet Jesus longed for His people to understand that everyone who calls on His name has great work to do for the Kingdom.

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God’s Call to Care for Orphans

God’s Call to Care for Orphans

The reality is that there are still orphans who do not know how loved they are. There are still children living on the streets. There are still infants being discarded in dumpsters.
Christians must join together and fight to change the outcomes for orphans all over the world because God commands us to do so, and ultimately, this is who we are.

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Caregiver Spotlight: Joel, Vow Keeper

Caregiver Spotlight: Joel, Vow Keeper

When Joel was growing up, his parents struggled financially and were unable to pay his school fees. Joel shares that “a good Samaritan” came into his life and supported him through primary and secondary education. He was amazed by this generosity and made a vow to God that he would dedicate his life to supporting needy children in his community.

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Using Talents for Orphans

Using Talents for Orphans

As the Covid pandemic began prohibiting international short-term trips, Alabama resident Amanda Reed began to pray, “What do I do now, Lord?” She considered her love for woodworking and interior design and asked God to let her use her hobbies and talents for God’s kingdom.

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The Power of Testimony

The Power of Testimony

One of the most remarkable aspects of the Christian life is being able to witness God working in and through the lives of our fellow believers. Testimonies are so powerful, as they not only motivate us to persevere in our daily lives, but point us back to the Source of all mighty and good works in this life- our one and only Heavenly Father.

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Meet Braiton

Meet Braiton

Braiton is a playful, pleasant 10-year-old boy who calls El Shaddai Children’s Center in Kenya home. He recently celebrated a birthday and we are so thankful that he is living in the care of our Kenyan partners, who are dedicated to seeing him thrive!

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Are You Labeled?

Are You Labeled?

We all carry aspects of our identity that are evident to those around us, signifiers of who we are and what we’re about. Some things are within our control, and some are not. For the children our partner homes in India, Russia, and Kenya have brought into their care, the word “orphan” might as well be tattooed across their foreheads.

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2020 in Review

2020 in Review

The global pandemic meant no short-term trips, fewer and smaller in-person fundraising events, increased financial needs from 13 of our 14 partner homes, and moving our caregiver training for our overseas partners online.

But God.

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Meet Illya

Meet Illya

Though Illya, his four sisters, and one brother are part of the orphanage system, they are said to bring an atmosphere of joy into what can be a dark environment.

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Can You Believe This?

Can You Believe This?

Imagine just for a moment that you are an orphan, grieving the loss of your parents, trying to fend for yourself, and feeling abandoned. Now imagine your struggles compounded by the fact that your culture propagates a stigma against you. Many voice—or at least think...

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Why Families?

Why Families?

The evidence is overwhelming. Time and time again, science has shown that children were designed to form attachments in a family environment and that those attachments are essential to their social, emotional, and even physical development.

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Make an Orphan’s Future Brighter

Make an Orphan’s Future Brighter

Today, I’d like to invite you to both assist an orphan AND support a caregiver by contributing to a child’s education. Your donation not only helps break a generational cycle of poverty for the child, but also communicates to his caregivers that we’re in their corner, cheering them on as they care for some of the world’s most vulnerable children.
We’ve made communicating those vital truths pretty easy.

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Time to Celebrate

Time to Celebrate

Over the last 21 years, God has used your generosity to show Christ’s love to nearly 5,000 orphans. Today, many of those children have become loving mothers and fathers, selfless teachers and government employees, as well as effective pastors and evangelists.

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On Behalf of God

On Behalf of God

As Lydia fed the children, she came to know them, to learn their names and hear their stories. Soon, she saw that many of the children she was feeding had no home and no parents. Troubled, she turned to friends and family for help.

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Just Look at What You’ve Done!

Just Look at What You’ve Done!

The Covid-19 pandemic has created chaos and desperation around the globe, but your intervention through prayer and giving has brought hope to many. We thought you’d like to hear directly from our partners, so we pulled these quotes from their correspondence with us or the live streams we held. Be blessed, knowing you’ve made an impact.

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Meeting in Secret

Meeting in Secret

For 40 days now, the village where two of our children’s homes are has been under police control due to a large number of cases of the Corona virus. If anyone is caught stepping outside of their home—even onto their own property—they can be beaten.

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I Have Hidden Your Word in My Heart

I Have Hidden Your Word in My Heart

These boys are more familiar with evil than most. They are all well-acquainted with the darkness this world imposes on the most vulnerable. In the midst of this, they have dedicated themselves to the words that bring life and tethered their hearts to the Source of all truth.

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A Life-Changing Blessing

A Life-Changing Blessing

A question from one of our lessons said something like, “What makes you feel close to God?” I remember Michael saying that praise made him feel God’s presence, and realized that he and I are a lot alike when it comes to our passion for music and feeling God.

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Insider Glimpse

Insider Glimpse

What do New Year’s Eve, shoe shopping, and The Names of God Bingo all have in common? They were highlights of The Boaz Project’s recent short-term trip to Kenya! Having just returned home from an amazing visit with the boys and their caregivers at El Shaddai...

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Meet James from Kenya

Meet James from Kenya

At first, James struggled to adjust. Being taken care of was not something he understood. But over time through the caregivers love and patience, James begin to open up and accept the care of those around him.

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Another Way You Help

Another Way You Help

For many children, seeing chaos and abuse in the home starts before many can even speak. One of the unique things about complex trauma is that it often is accompanied by the feeling of being “trapped.” Children can experience this when they are witnessing others being abused and are unable to do anything to stop it. This feeling of being trapped can follow them for years and the trauma can continue to replay in their heads.

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Grateful, Even When it Hurts

Grateful, Even When it Hurts

I confess I’m woefully slow to give thanks when I learn of a loved one’s cancer diagnosis, when I endure a strained relationship, or when finances seem dire. But isn’t this when gratitude shows itself true?

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A Note of Thanks

A Note of Thanks

Thanks to your support, these children have a family, a comfortable life in a cozy house, the opportunity to attend church, the opportunity to live and develop normally, and to relax. They have a future.

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You Can Send Christmas Smiles!

You Can Send Christmas Smiles!

Impoverished and separated, Maikal’s parents were unable to provide for their children. So Maikal and his brother were brought to a Boaz-sponsored children’s home. Since then, the parents have gotten back together but have not returned for the boys. While adjusting to...

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Meet Abraham

Meet Abraham

“Blessed is the onewho does not walk in step with theor stand in the way that sinners takeor sit in the company of mockers,but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,and who meditates on his law day and night.That person is like a tree planted by streams ofwhich...

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I Want to Bring Them Home

I Want to Bring Them Home

“Don’t get me wrong, there are still moments that hold hard emotions and big questions to process through. The children’s lives are not perfect and trauma still exists. I do often joke that I will stay in the country we are visiting, but it’s because I see the love in these places. I see the healing that has taken place and continues to take place. I see God moving mightily. And I want to stay because it’s me that needs to have more of what they have. More community, more generosity, more love.”

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A Firm Foundation

A Firm Foundation

Thank you for helping to lay a literal foundation for this building which will welcome some of the world’s most vulnerable children and give them a loving place to call “home.”

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What I was Made to Do

What I was Made to Do

During the month of June, The Boaz Project took a team on a 10- day journey to Bangalore, India. The goal of the trip was to visit Agape Home and Bethany Blessing and to lead a five-day Vacation Bible School with Jireh Home, our newest partner in India. The Jireh Home...

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Have You Met Abhi?

Have You Met Abhi?

“I watched this boy whom I have known for years transform into a great spiritual leader. While this transformation has been happening over the years, the short time I was with him I was able to witness the magnitude of his potential.”

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When Easter is not in Retrospect

When Easter is not in Retrospect

For the earliest church members, the days following the resurrection were actually a slow unfolding of a mystery. “Was He the Messiah or not?” many still wondered. They had not yet caught wind of sightings by the grave or the folded linens left behind.

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Tradition of Orphan Care

Tradition of Orphan Care

Throughout the entire Bible, we read of God’s beautiful plan of adoption. God tells us that He “will not leave us as orphans.”* Once we are in God’s family, He tells us the “religion which is pure and faultless is one that looks after the orphan.”*
So, the Bible has set the tone for caring for orphans and adoption. How have we, the Church, responded to this call?

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When God Seems Distant

When God Seems Distant

As we prepare for Easter this month, you may be facing trials that dim your perspective of the resurrection. You may want to sing “He Arose,” but feel like your hope is still buried. You may wear your new dress and shoes, but feel like a facade, wondering if Jesus will show up for you.

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Which half are you in?

Which half are you in?

Is it ok that I send my son to soccer camp while another mother watches hers die of hunger? Should I be kicking the thermostat a few degrees warmer when there are people sleeping on snowy benches in my own city?

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Not Why, But What

Not Why, But What

When asking “Why, God, did you let this happen?” one can fall into a pit of anger and bitterness when the question is not answered. This question can lead to questioning God’s character and cause us to forget the nature of the great I Am.

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Meet the Armentrouts

Meet the Armentrouts

“After we were connected with Jim and April and introduced to the Boaz Project, RuthAnn felt a strong calling of God to go on her first short-term international missions trip with The Boaz Project in 2003. When RuthAnn returned home she wasn’t really planning on going again but felt the calling of God to go which she did two more times. . .”

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Old Russia, New Russia

Old Russia, New Russia

I am writing this 10 days after returning from Russia. Friends, I am so pleased to be able to tell you that the Russia I pictured and feared was not the Russia I encountered. I believe after experiencing the culture, the orphanages, and much more that there has been a shift in Russia. God is up to something and we have the privilege of having a front row seat.

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Did you know…

Did you know…

  Bindhu and Ambika, girls with a soft smiles and bright eyes, began their life in rural India with three older sisters, their mother, and their father. Tragically, Bindhu and Ambika’s father died when they were only two and four years old. Their mother, an...

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It’s your anniversary!

It’s your anniversary!

Along the last 19 years, we’ve seen God do amazing things—He’s opened doors to countries that can be difficult to navigate. He’s undergirded caregivers as they live out their calling to care for orphans. He’s brought children to Himself and healed the pains from the abuse and neglect they’ve endured.

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It’s a plan!

It’s a plan!

Expectancy doesn’t mean that I require God to move only in certain ways or accomplish certain things. It means that I have a spirit full of faith that waits on Him to see how He moves in His timing.

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Core value: Family

Core value: Family

There were no orphanages in the Garden of Eden. The foster care system wasn’t part of God’s original design. Parents didn’t die prior to the Fall. In a world before sin, children were kept and loved and nurtured.

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When God Shows Off

When God Shows Off

Expectancy doesn’t mean that I require God to move only in certain ways or accomplish certain things. It means that I have a spirit full of faith that waits on Him to see how He moves in His timing.

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For your peace of mind

For your peace of mind

Here at The Boaz Project, we really value the trust you've placed in us with each donation you give. To assure you that we're doing our best to steward your gifts wisely, we're members of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. Here's a 40 second video...

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Your most valuable contribution

Your most valuable contribution

We’ve seen children who once lived on the streets become happy and secure in loving homes. We’ve seen house parents shed tears of gratitude when a bill is paid. We’ve seen institutionalized infants come to life as they experience healing touch. And you, though your prayers, make it all possible.

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What an Orphan Taught Me: Mercy Edition

What an Orphan Taught Me: Mercy Edition

At this point, I didn’t know that Olya was teaching Bible classes to children who still resided in the orphanage or that she was sneaking children out to go to church with her on Sundays, but I was confident that she had become a woman of peace, an ambassador of mercy.

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Boys of Bethel Anticipate a Home

Boys of Bethel Anticipate a Home

Recently, we let you know about an opportunity to provide a home for the orphans of Bethel Home in India. These boys have been sleeping on the floor of a church hall and have had no place to put even their few belongings.

You responded so generously that on our recent trip to India, we were able to tell Philip, who has been caring for these boys, that they will soon have a home of their own!

You can’t imagine the joy and dignity you have offered them!

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