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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...
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...
Your measure of forgiveness

Your measure of forgiveness

As I prepared for our second VBS in a Russian orphanage, selecting a curriculum was a bigger challenge than I expected. I knew it would have to work cross-culturally, avoiding the references many of our themed curricula have to things like newspaper carriers or...
Sept. Prayer Requests and Praises

Sept. Prayer Requests and Praises

As you pray for orphans and The Boaz Project this month, please remember the following: Praise God that He is a generous provider for the orphan and the fatherless. He has moved in the hearts of you, His children, to provide the van so desperately needed by House of...