June 8, 2020

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.


“Our hearts are full of thanks for all the donors for their wonderful concern towards our country & our home.”

Pastor Christopher of Comeback Children’s Home, on receiving a computer, projector, speaker, desks, chairs, and a filing cabinet in order for the children in his home to have access to distance learning. They have been grateful for increased support to cover increased grocery prices as well as a fumigator and supplies the government requires them to have, like hand sanitizer, bleach, thermometers, etc.

You provided support for the boys to be hosted in other homes in order to comply with social distancing requirements, but hopefully, the will be able to return to Comeback Children’s Home soon.


“First, we are thankful to God and then to the Boaz team. We are thankful to donors, especially in this time when there are so many children on the street. With so many out of work, there are more children on the street.”

-Pastor James
Bethany Blessing Children’s Home

Because his church is not currently able to meet and give offerings, Pastor James has no way to pay utility bills. Your generous support has covered those in addition to his regular monthly assistance and an increased allotment for grocery price hikes.


In tears, Christy from House of Joy said, “Thanks to your prayers, God is giving us strength.” Joseph, Christy, and the girls from House of Joy have been secluded in their home for more than fifty days, unable to go outside, even on their own property. They must order groceries to be delivered, but it takes several days, and meat is not available.

The home has been praying around the clock, with each member of the “family” taking half hour blocks at a time.


“Warm greetings to you in the matchless name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We are thankful to God and to you for the support you have extended for the orphans at our children’s home in Puliangudi. The Lord has been so grateful to us thus far. 

May God abundantly reward your efforts for the furtherance of the kingdom of God. Our boys love to pray for the ministry you are doing.”

Philip
Bethel House

For two months now, Philip’s village has been under police control. If anyone is caught stepping outside of their home—even onto their own property—they will be beaten.

Philip made arrangements for the boys from his home to be placed in host homes in a neighboring village. Though he is required to pay these homes, he is hoping that they will reduce the boys’ fear and anxiety. Philip visits them to spend time in prayer. They include you, the donors who are providing their needs, in those prayers.

You have provided the fees for these boys to be hosted in a safer village.


“Thank you for your extra support at this time, as grocery prices have become so high. Not only that, but your encouragement and advice are also a blessing for us…We thank God for Boaz being the backbone of our ministry… We don’t know the names of all the donors, but still we pray for them.”

Pastor Tonglen
Agape Fellowship Home

Pastor Tonglen has been the object of racial discrimination because he is from India’s northeast and looks more Chinese than Indian. Some stores have refused to sell to him and friends have denied knowing him.

You have provided an increased budget and some necessities—like a refrigerator—to help them during this pandemic.


“Without Boaz, our children would not survive (this pandemic). I can boldly say that without the help of The Boaz Project, my children would be struggling. They would be starving.”

Morong
Jireh Children’s Home

Morong was visiting his home state in India’s northeast when the quarantine began and has been unable to return to Jireh. His wife has been caring for the children on her own.


“Many thanks for your compassionate and  undivided  concern for us. Many thanks to all The Boaz Project team.  How true it is that God mobilizes His networks in order to address the needs of His children.

Once again, accept our deepest appreciation and please extend the same to all your donors.”

Rev. Lydia
El Shaddai Children’s Center

You helped provide computers and a printer so the boys of El Shaddai can tackle distance learning. It wasn’t possible for boys of all grade levels to stream simultaneously to the one television they had. Also, you have provided El Shaddai with increased support due to increased prices and older boys returning to the home from college or secondary boarding schools.


“No one is permitted to go to the orphanages, but I still stay in contact with the directors and they send us pictures. At one of the orphanages, our volunteers are using Zoom to talk with the children.”

Nastya
Boaz administrator for four orphanages
Vladimir, Russia

While Russia remains quarantined, our partners there continue to interact with the children via Zoom and social media.

You have provided additional computers in order for the children to do distance learning.


“Thank you for your concern for us, support and prayers. We thank God for everything!”

Sergei Zaozersky
F
oster Dad
Russian Christian Foster Home

The Zaozersky family has remained under quarantine, keeping the children home from school, church, and meetings with friends. In order to fill the time, they’ve found creative outlets like sculpting with clay, drawing pictures, and playing board games. They’re thankful for the home we’ve provided, which has a yard to play in.


“The head of the children’s hospital (where they care for abandoned babies) contacted me, crying and saying they really are in desperate need of help. They needed diapers and hygiene products …I bought everything they needed and drove it there.”

Anna
Khabarovsk, Russia

Anna manages The Boaz Project’s work in several orphanages. While volunteers are not currently permitted to go to the institutions due to quarantine, she testifies that help is needed greatly.


Believing in miracles,
April Jurgensen

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Because God knew that abandoned children would need help to survive, He tells us to actively meet the needs of orphans in James 1:27.

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When you choose to partner with The Boaz Project, you'll restore hope, ensure a brighter future through education, and share the love of Jesus with children who desperately need it.

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Level 1

Learn about the mission and vision of The Boaz Project through activities such as watching an Encounter webinar, exploring our website, and following us on social media. You will also have the opportunity to meet and interact with your Orphan Advocate Training Coach, who will help you as you go through the levels.


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Gain more insight into the realities of the orphan crisis through reading "The Orphan’s Abba" and visiting The Boaz Project YouTube page. You will also meet The Boaz Project staff.


Level 3

Grow in your understanding of the orphan crisis, meet some houseparents by reading their stories, and create your own "Pick 2" with options like watching a movie and completing a creative project utilizing your unique skill set.


Level 4

Enhance your knowledge of healthy attachments for orphans, watch a webinar about Eastern Europe’s institutional orphanage system, and visit the Boaz office virtually or in person.


Level 5

Utilize all of the knowledge you have gained throughout training to develop methods based on your personal experience to share the mission and vision of The Boaz Project with others. Read a portion of our first level Houseparent Trauma Training and use your unique skills to impact orphans with a special project. Completing Level 5 gives you the option to apply to become an OAT Coach and/or a Regional Coordinator for The Boaz Project.

FAQ

Do I have to live near Greenwood, Indiana to complete the training?

No! This certification is intentionally created to allow opportunities for anyone in any location to fully participate.




How much of a time commitment is it?

This is completely up to you. The entire process is self-directed. There are no deadlines, and you may take as much or as little time as you need to complete each course.




Can I do this training with my spouse? Or a friend?

Yes! Going through the training with a spouse or friend can provide accountability and motivation. As you progress, you may be able to accomplish more together!




How much will it cost?

All Orphan Advocate Training courses are free to join! While you may choose to spend money while completing some projects, there are only minimal costs involved (such as a book or a few supplies) depending on which course you choose to do.




Is there an age requirement to become a Certified Orphan Advocate Trainee?

This would be answered on a case-by-case basis. This would also be open to middle schoolers or high schoolers looking to complete volunteer hours (i.e. National Honor Society) or build college applications. We always encourage young people to be involved if they feel led by God to do so!




What if I don’t have any social media accounts?

We will adjust your requirements to accommodate you and provide different opportunities to engage.




If I complete the five-level Orphan Advocate Training Certification, can I put it on my resume or LinkedIn profile?

Yes! When you complete each level, you will receive a certification that you can use to enhance your professional profile and to show involvement in community service.




Will I be able to get a signed letter to verify my volunteer hours?

We are sorry that we cannot verify volunteer hours that are done outside of the office or an event due to the fact that these hours are not supervised. However, we can write about the quality of work that was done, your commitment level, and the training courses achieved. We can also say that your self-reported, unsupervised hours fit into the typical number of hours that are usual for that course.




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If you think you would like to begin Orphan Advocate Training, please complete the form below, and you’ll be assigned an OAT Coach. Once your coach reviews your information, he/she will send you an email with your next steps!




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