June 14, 2021

Made In His Image

“All the nations you have made shall come and worship before you, O Lord, and shall glorify your name.” – Psalm 86:9

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.

As we interact with brothers and sisters in Christ around the globe, we see God in them and know His character better. Our view of worship expands and our perspective of the global Church takes on new meaning.

The mission of The Boaz Project is to inspire and equip leaders around the world to care for orphans in their communities. As we are all called by God to care for orphans, we believe that God specifically calls people across the world to dedicate their lives to caring for vulnerable children—and we get to see it firsthand every day. We get to come alongside and empower caregivers in Russia, India, and Kenya to continue the ministry God has set before them.

We firmly believe our partners are the best equipped to raise the children in their care. They have the ability to bring their children up in their culture, language, and unique communities in ways that we never could. We are truly honored to be able to come alongside them to support, encourage, and add resources to their ministry.

Over the next several weeks, we’ll be highlighting a child and a caregiver from each of the countries we partner in over social media to show how they have displayed the image of God to us and to celebrate God’s global kingdom. We pray that this will be an opportunity for each of us to grow in love for our brothers and sisters in Christ who are doing incredible Kingdom work all over the globe.

Follow us on Facebook (The Boaz Project) and/or Instagram (@boazproject) to see these posts and celebrate these brothers and sisters with us!

5 Comments

  1. Lauren McLeish says:

    This is an awesome reminder that God has designed each person in their own special way! He gave everyone “special abilities” to expand his kingdom.

  2. Jessi Morton says:

    YES! I am so grateful that these children get to stay in their home cultures, languages, and communities. It’s essential that we support those who are on the frontlines, thanks for doing that Boaz!

  3. Mary Rayburn says:

    In addition to the benefits of growing up in their own culture, language and unique communities, the orphans with whom Boaz partners will be raised to be world changers in their birth country. This will allow then them to use their God-given gifts to fix issues within their communities and protect other children from abuse and separation from their families. Grateful for the work you do.

  4. Chloe kraus says:

    Wonderful reminder how God cares for and loves each individual and how he designed each person to worship is works in their own way.

  5. Danae Denton says:

    So thankful for each caregiver and house parent who are the hands and feet of Jesus as they care and love the children in their home communities!

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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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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.

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

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How much of a time commitment is it?

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

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

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