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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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The Psychological Impact of Hearing Bad News

by Brian Jennings, Blackbox Board Member Heavy is the burden of caring for trafficked boys. My heart has been consumed for the boys (and I pray it always will be), but recently I’ve pondered what effects the atrocities of the … Continue reading

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We Speak

“That’s not true.” In the early days of Blackbox International, Executive Director Wade Landers spoke before a group of ministry leaders. He told them—not graphically, but honestly—about the crisis of boys being trafficked for the purposes of sexual exploitation around … Continue reading

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In a Word

At Blackbox International, we say a few words over and over again. Words like change. “The story must change,” we say, and “Be the change.” We repeat words like help and healing, restoration and freedom. And another word we love … Continue reading

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I Woke Up

I hadn’t been writing for Blackbox long—only a few weeks into hearing the stories of trafficking and exploitation—when I started to have dreams. Not the typical senseless dreams, with flying people and talking animals. These were heavy dreams—oppressive nightmares where … Continue reading

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