Praise the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens. Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness.
Ps. 150:1-2 NIV
God has definitely demonstrated His “acts of power” on behalf of The Boaz Project since our last prayer update, and we are eager to praise Him! Please join us in prayer and praise, acknowledging His deeds and His surpassing greatness. We trust Him for more great things to come!
The Lord’s goodness is evident all around us. This month, we would like to specifically praise Him for:
1) Megan Weinhandl and Joelle Wolowec’s registration in India! Obtaining the necessary permission to live in the state of Tamil Nadu was a harrowing experience, full of challenges and delays. But, after 65.5 hours of driving and lots of prayer, these two young ladies officially have the permission they need to continue their ministry to girls in the Daya Vihar Children’s Home.
2) team members for the October trip to India. Last month we asked you to pray for the volunteers necessary for this short-term project, and the Lord of the harvest answered your prayers!
3) seed money for the Russian Christian Foster Home. A direct mail campaign has provided the kick start funding for this major endeavor, and we are grateful to have momentum started toward this long-term dream of providing a Christian home environment for abandoned children in Vladimir.
While praising God for the answers to prayer listed above, we are also entrusting to Him the following needs:
1) the Russian political situation. As tensions continue to mount between the U.S. and Russia, we recognize the need for additional caution in our interactions and also an urgency to equip leaders to care for orphans. Please pray that political leaders will seek peace and that God will give us wisdom in our everyday dealings with Russia.
2) practicum students in India. Jim Jurgensen is currently leading a team of four students from Taylor University on a practicum experience for their “Working with orphans and vulnerable children” living and learning community. Please pray that their eyes are opened to all the Lord would have them see on this trip, especially as it relates to their career plans. We also pray for their safety, unity, and spiritual growth.
3) the girls in the Daya Vihar Children’s Home as they deal with major lice and scabies infestations. Shortly after Megan and Joelle moved into the Daya Vihar Home, they realized that the girls were suffering with lice. The caretakers explained that they have been dealing with it for over a year, but do not have the supplies to eradicate the pesky lice or their eggs. With the girls sleeping together on mats, any progress made literally vanishes overnight. We are now aware that scabies are also rampant. Megan and Joelle have worked tirelessly, shampooing hair and boiling clothes to rid the home of lice, but the issue remains. The Taylor University practicum students have brought supplies and extra hands to fight this issue. Please pray that the parasites are eliminated.
4) The relocation of the children from the Energomazh orphanage in Khabarovsk, Russia. We were recently notified that one of the orphanages we serve in the Russian Far East is closing, and the children will be moved to another orphanage in the same region. Please pray for these children as they “learn the ropes” in a new environment and seek to find their place in an established orphanage.
Thank you for your prayers, and God bless!