I was standing in my narrow row of cream-colored plastic chairs, watching the young men who played guitar and sang from their hearts. Their arms lifted in worship, they were praising from their souls.
“Blessed Be Your Name
in the land that is plentiful
Where Your streams of abundance flow
Blessed be Your name”
I realized abundance looked very different to them than it does to me. For these older boys from Agape Fellowship Children’s Home in India who were leading their congregation in worship, life at Agape is the land that is plentiful. It is where they have “family,” where they are fed, where they know safety. Those necessities equate to more abundance than they’ve ever known.
They continued sing one of my all-time favorite songs, “Blessed Be Your Name” by Matt Redman.
“Blessed be Your name
On the road marked with suffering
Though there’s pain in the offering
Blessed be Your name”
I couldn’t help but think of their stories, stories of tragedy, pain, and rejection. They know what it means to be found in a desert place. They have truly walked the road marked with suffering.
What’s the difference between the two? What has changed these young men’s road marked with suffering into their land that is plentiful? And that of all the children The Boaz Project serves?
Your generosity, your prayers, your advocacy have all made a huge life change for orphans around the globe.
For 20 years, the Boaz community has been caring for orphans. You have provided food, shelter, clothing, and attention for vulnerable children. You have assured these children that they are loved by their Heavenly Father, and you have communicated Christ’s love in tangible ways.
Today, their need is as great as ever.
Though we have an emergency fund prepared to serve a children’s home during a crisis, we never dreamed of a scenario in which all of our homes in Russia, India, and Kenya would be impacted at once. But as you know, that day has arrived.
Covid-19 has disrupted life for all of us to varying degrees.
For our children’s homes, price gouging and medical expenses have converged to create expenses well beyond their norms. In the meantime, several of our most faithful donors have experienced job loss, asset reductions, and business closures.
But these children still depend on our community for help. We’re estimating we’ll need an additional $13,500 to continue ongoing support for our homes, urgent medical needs, and the loss of income due to donors who are currently unable to give.
If you are looking for a way to make a real impact in the middle of this global pandemic, making a gift to The Boaz Project today will help keep the vulnerable orphans we love fed and sheltered and will provide access to medical care when needed.
Assure the children they are not forgotten in the midst of this global crisis by continuing to provide for their needs. You can give online at www.boazproject.org/urgentneed
On behalf of the orphans we serve, thank you.
Believing in miracles,
The Boaz Project, Inc.
P.S. Thanks to the CARES Act, your donation of up to $300 can be deducted from income in 2020, whether or not you itemize your taxes. And if you do itemize, the limit on how much of your income can be deducted has been lifted for 2020. This makes NOW the perfect time to give!