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An Open Letter to Those Who Partner with Blackbox

  Dear Partners, It happens in movie theaters, at ballgames, and even in churches. It can happen atthe DMV or on the first day of class. Whatever the circumstance, someone saved your place and when you arrived. There was space … Continue reading

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To Serve

It’s why He came, really. It’s why Jesus left His throne in heaven and took on flesh and came to earth. It’s why he taught people and healed them and endured the cross. It’s all for one purpose: to serve. … Continue reading

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Open Eyes

Last spring, Wade Landers and Chris DeWelt traveled with Blackbox to India. They visited a ministry there, in an area of Calcutta that’s home to one of the largest brothels in the world and has over 15,000 prostitutes. As Wade … Continue reading

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“Look What I Did!”

Every parent knows: kids love to share their successes. “Daddy, watch me run fast!” “Do you like my new shoes?” “Look at the picture I drew!” Children are like sponges, soaking up every ounce of affirmation and praise we can … Continue reading

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It’s Your Day

“Since the day we heard about you,” the apostle Paul wrote to the Christians in Colossae, “we have not stopped praying for you.” Do we pray like that? When we hear someone’s story—their struggles or needs or even their successes—do … Continue reading

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The God Who Sings

When I was in high school, I worked at an indoor playground for kids. The place was filled with plastic slides and tunnels and ball pits, and one of my responsibilities was to host children’s birthday parties. Parents would rent … Continue reading

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It All Started with a Box of Lego

It all started with a box of Lego. Well, a box of Lego, and a mom who wanted to help. She had sons of her own, and couldn’t imagine what hundreds of thousands of boys around the globe face every … Continue reading

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Welcome to Being Stoned

by Peter Buckland, Blackbox International Trustee One night when I was 20, I prayed that God would give me a hard ministry—a ministry like the Apostle Paul’s. “If my ministry is too easy,” I told God, “I’ll be dissatisfied and … Continue reading

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Bold as a Lion

Several years ago, my husband and I spent the day at a zoo. As we walked through the park, we heard a low, rumbling sound. We couldn’t tell what it was at first, but when it grew louder, there was … Continue reading

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How Old Are You?

by Executive Director Wade Landers It’s a simple question. How old are you?  The answer? Not so simple. When boys first arrive at one of our houses in the Dominican Republic, they almost always answer with an older age than … Continue reading

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