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...
Reasons to Celebrate

Reasons to Celebrate

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What on earth?

What on earth?

For me, there’s no more difficult concept to discuss with an orphan than that of God’s will. Imagine sitting with Nikita. He remembers vividly the night his family’s apartment caught fire. The smell of smoke was already thick when his father scooped him up into his...
God’s to-do list for YOU!

God’s to-do list for YOU!

Are you a list maker? I am. I’m one of those weirdos who gets a charge out of making a to-do list for the day and triumphantly striking items off as they’re completed. Sometimes, mid-morning, I’ll even write “shower” on the list and cross it out as something I’ve...