God is a story teller. The very Author of life has written our boys on the palms of His hands (Isaiah 49:16), and each day He writes a new paragraph in their young lives. So much evil and pain has already been written there, but now–by His strength and grace–a new chapter has begun. Today, God tells a story of hope and freedom and life.
God is a story weaver. He weaves together people and life experiences and spiritual giftedness in order to make beautiful designs, just like a weaver blends different colors of thread in his work. For example, Blackbox board member Peter Buckland served for years as director at a Christian children’s home. Peter oversaw the house parents, and he trained and encouraged them as they ministered to children who were hurting. Today, Peter’s experience makes him an invaluable asset to the Blackbox team. Who better to minister to our house parents in the Dominican Republic? God is weaving Peter’s know-how from the past together with the needs of the Dominican staff today to write a beautiful story of love and mercy.
God is a story changer. That’s why we do what we do, and that’s why we ask for your help. Because conservative estimates say that 1.2 million children are trapped in slave trafficking worldwide, and approximately 400,000 of those are boys. Because children shouldn’t know the things that our children know and bear the emotional and physical scars they bear. Because the enemy came to steal, kill and destroy, but Jesus came to bring abundant life (John 10:10). Because God can redeem every story.
Because the story must change.