Goodbyes are never easy, but this one seems especially tough.
A little over two years ago, The Boaz Project entered a partnership which would enable us to join Americans and Kenyans serving orphans in a village south of Nakuru, Kenya. We were impressed by the work already being done in the village and hoped to add some resources to minister to orphans even more effectively.
In particular, we enjoyed getting to know the three sets of house parents who had sacrificed their former lives to create new families, claiming orphaned strangers as their sons and daughters. These children who had known horrific pain flourished in the loving care of their new house parents. Their stories of tragedy were becoming stories of triumph.
Sadly, at the end of the two year “provisional window,” our board of directors reviewed the partnership and felt lead to sever our ties in Kenya.
Though it grieved each board member to do so, they believed unanimously that differences over
methodology of equipping the Kenyan leaders and of keeping the children safe prevented The Boaz Project from continuing the partnership.
The Boaz Project notified its partners with a six-month notice to allow time to identify new sponsors. We pray God continues to bless the work of the organization and the ministry of the house parents we had grown to love.
To our donors who supported our ministry in Kenya, thank you! Of course, we would still welcome your monthly contributions for Russia or India.
We trust that every “Kwaheri” (goodbye) is a “Jambo” (hello) in disguise, and we look forward to seeing what doors of opportunity the Lord will open to The Boaz Project.