Your most valuable contribution

Your most valuable contribution

Without you praying, we’d close The Boaz Project’s office door and go home. Permanently. Because the job is just too big. Oh, we strategize a lot at The Boaz Project. We think through best practices for orphan care. We create programs to help house parents. We think...
What an Orphan Taught Me: Mercy Edition

What an Orphan Taught Me: Mercy Edition

April with Olya Mercy Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. Luke 6:36 I couldn’t believe God had miraculously reunited us! Olya and I had spent many hours together when she was growing up in the orphanage. From my first time in her orphanage, she stayed right...
The Sacred Valley

The Sacred Valley

Mountains. How wonderful it is to stand on or be past the mountain! When we stand on or move past the mountain it is significant because we have overcome. We have escaped the valley and we are on the mountain top, where we believe the Lord provides and speaks so...
Do Whatever He Tells You

Do Whatever He Tells You

On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”  “Dear woman, why do you involve me?”...
Greetings from House of Joy

Greetings from House of Joy

Happy New Year! As we look forward to 2018, we are praying that, together, we can offer hope to more children, support more caregivers, and engage more Christians in caring for orphans than ever before. The children of House of Joy have sent you New Year’s greetings,...
I Have a Confession to Make

I Have a Confession to Make

I have a confession to make. For the first time (I can remember) in my adult life, I started listening to Christmas music before Thanksgiving! It was the day before Thanksgiving, to be exact. And I was prepping sweet potato casserole and caramel apple bread pudding....
Prayers needed

Prayers needed

  One of our children’s homes in India (which will remain nameless for their protection) needs our prayers for safety. Two weeks ago, a lady came to visit and make a contribution to the home. The house parents were thrilled to have an interested visitor. They shared...
Prayer: An Orphan’s Perspective

Prayer: An Orphan’s Perspective

Over the last several weeks, we’ve talked about The Lord’s Prayer from an orphan’s perspective. We’ve dissected the phrases and considered the implications. Today, I’d like to re-write the prayer as I imagine it being spoken from one of the children you serve through...
Oct. Prayer Requests and Praises

Oct. Prayer Requests and Praises

As you pray for orphans and The Boaz Project this month, please remember the following: Please remember our partners at El Shaddai Children’s Center and their nation of Kenya in the midst of political turmoil. You may recall that we requested prayer for the August...
Don’t Tempt Me!

Don’t Tempt Me!

Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil  It was during the early days of The Boaz Project. I found myself in a Russian preschool orphanage, conversing with staff and learning all I could. As we were wading through a sea of toddlers to head toward the...