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Good News, Times Four!

Good News, Times Four!

Just imagine my excitement last Sunday when I woke up to this message from one of our partners in India: “Hi, April! Today, some of our children took baptism. Pray for their growing spiritual lives. Four girls are baptized!” In a  season where it feels like the world...
Meet Pavitra

Meet Pavitra

  Following years of infidelity, Pavithra’s mother left the family to marry another man. After a year or two, her father also remarried. Sadly, as often happens in India, Pavithra’s stepmother was not interested in raising a child who was not hers....
Come, Living Water

Come, Living Water

We’ve come to expect it every time we travel to India. It’s usually on day three, though we’ve heard it as early as day two or as late as day four. At some point in this window, one of our new short-termers will comment on the disparity, the contrasts that compose the...
Why I Keep Going Back

Why I Keep Going Back

“Are you heading back to India anytime soon?” I was asked. “I do, I actually leave tomorrow.” I giggled. These sentences were exchanged with an old friend/coach whom I hadn’t seen in a few years. And as it shows, traveling to India is something that has just become a...
Have You Met Abhi?

Have You Met Abhi?

It was May of 2014 when I was introduced to a humorous, sweet, 13-year-old boy named Abhi. Like most 13 year old boys, Abhi loved playing soccer and games. What caught my attention, though, was that it was not just games he loved. Abhi also loved being meticulous with...
Meet Jackson and Maikal

Meet Jackson and Maikal

Welcome to our newest home, Jireh Home! The Boaz Project and Jireh Home came together in 2018 to form a beautiful partnership. Because this is rather new, we know that many have not had the privilege to meet the very special kids that live there. Today, we are excited...
A New Hope

A New Hope

“We were confused and almost lost our hope, but your gifts brought us a new hope. Thank God. We don’t know how to express our happiness; we are very much thankful for all the concerned donors who are kind to us.” –Pastor ChristopherMany of you read the panicked emails...
Meet Appu

Meet Appu

 When Arun (affectionately called Appu) was just six months old, his father died. Within a few months, his mother remarried, hoping to gain the security that often eludes widows in India. But the new stepfather refused to provide for Appu and became cruel toward...
Let’s Bless His Socks off!

Let’s Bless His Socks off!

 I could almost hear the panic in his voice, even though I was just reading a message on Facebook. “They want to take our boys,” he said.Over the years, we’ve watched Pastor Christopher go through a lot. We stood by him as his landlord kicked him out because he didn’t...