Are You Labeled?

Are You Labeled?

I got my first tattoo recently. Though it’s a topic that’s often debated, for me it was a really pivotal and empowering expression-to literally wear a piece of my heart on my sleeve . . . to make something inward permanently outward. It’s quite vulnerable, really....
Why Families?

Why Families?

  The vast needs of orphans around the world seem overwhelming. In the face of the staggering numbers of abandoned and maltreated children, large institutions can seem like the only possible solution to care for so many. However, this approach is no longer...
Tell a Child He’s Valued

Tell a Child He’s Valued

After Samuel’s father died, his mother married a drunkard.  This step-father often abused Samuel by burning him, tying his hands and legs together and hanging him in a tree or by putting him in a toilet.  After a new baby came, the food, clothing, and affection were...
Our Five Favorite Books

Our Five Favorite Books

Over the years, we’ve collected quite the library of books related to orphan care. Since we know you’re passionate about orphans, but may not have the time to plow through all the resources available, we thought we’d share our absolute favorites with you. Click the...
A Perfect Love

A Perfect Love

Dear Boaz Family, On the heels of Valentine’s Day, let’s talk a bit about love. I know that Valentine’s Day is generally about eros (romantic love), but we’re going to discuss storge (familial love) and agape (God’s endless love) instead. Humans were made to be loved....
Living in a State of Survival

Living in a State of Survival

Photo: Nickol Teague Being a friend of The Boaz Project, you are no stranger to the term “orphan.” In fact, not only are you familiar with the term, but you understand that definitions vary. For example: a child could be a “single orphan,” meaning that there has been...