He predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will.
November is National Adoption Awareness Month!
This month, as our nation celebrates National Adoption Awareness Month (And Orphan Sunday on Nov. 2), we praise God for the example He set by adopting us into His family. Our adoption into the church is a profoundly beautiful truth. Not only are we God’s creation, but we have been chosen and loved as much as His only begotten! May this insight encourage bless each of us and encourage us to replicate His model of adoption in a watching and hurting world.
With that, we at The Boaz Project also thank God for those of you who have “adopted” us as an organization you support through prayer, time, and finances. Your support is invaluable, and we are grateful for the trust you have placed in us.
We are extremely thankful for another meaningful and productive short-term team to India, as well as for its safe return. This most recent team visited the Daya Vihar Girls’ Home (where Megan and Joelle are serving as teachers this year). Megan’s parents and Joelle’s mother were part of this team which held VBS in the orphanage. They also built cubicles in which the Daya Vihar girls could store their belongings.
We look forward to rejoicing with this team and other volunteers and Boaz supporters at our annual Celebration Dinner this month. Pray with us that all glory goes to God.
The Boaz Project inspires and equips leaders around the globe to care for orphans in their own communities. This is accomplished in a number of ways, but one of the most important s helping our partners provide for the children’s basic needs.
Currently, three of our partners are in dire need of assistance with housing. Two of our homes in India (Comeback and Agape Fellowship), have solutions in sight, but need some additional funding to provide for their children. In addition, the Russian Christian Foster Home we are launching in Vladimir, Russia needs a facility large enough for 12-15 children. Please pray with us that the resources needed for these homes would be made available.
Please also pray for Jim and April Jurgensen, as well as other Boaz staff, as the month of November offers numerous opportunities to share the mission of The Boaz Project and advocate for orphans. Included in this month’s busy schedule are a trip to Minnesota, several groups with orphan gift bank campaigns and a visit to Taylor University’s World Opportunities Week. Please ask the Lord of the harvest to make the most of these events for the expansion of His kingdom and the care of orphans.
I miss and love this boy! I will NEVER forget his smile the second year that I returned to his home and called him by name!