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Simple

It all started with Abraham. Actually, it all started with the Ancient of Days, but God used Father Abraham–before he was either a father or Abraham–to save the world. The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your … Continue reading

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Home

Maybe your home is a ranch-style, brick house, with a big backyard and swing set. Maybe you live in a tiny apartment with your friends—a few of whom forget to wash their dishes. Our boys live in a modest but … Continue reading

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More Than a Trend

I didn’t care. Even now, I wince as I type those words, because they’re so hardhearted. I wince because the truth hurts. I didn’t care about sex trafficking. More than that, I didn’t care about the children that sex trafficking … Continue reading

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We Sing for Them

When my kids were younger, I made up a simple tune to Numbers 6:24-26–the priestly blessing–and sang it to them as a bedtime prayer. I still sing it occasionally, even though they’re in middle school and high school now, and … Continue reading

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God of the Story

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 … Continue reading

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What I Can’t Tell You

by Wade Landers Executive Director Working with boys who were trafficked for sex means we have to deal with a lot of issues. There is often physical abuse, mental abuse and of course sexual abuse. The technical word is trauma, … Continue reading

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Abuela

The social services agency that oversees our Dominican Republic home requires an adult to sleep in the boys’ bedroom each night. Considering the abuse our boys have experienced, an adult male isn’t appropriate in that role for Blackbox. So, after … Continue reading

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Five Things You Need to Know About Sex-Trafficked Boys

1. It happens! You may not like to think about sex trafficking or even acknowledge that it happens, but it does. Pretending and ignoring won’t change the truth. Once you know, you can’t un-know. Now, the question is yours to … Continue reading

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Hope, Healing and Art

When it comes to helping boys rescued from sex trafficking, counseling is key. The Blackbox team of professional therapists–Jeremey Wolfe, Peter Buckland, Whitney Nobis and others overseas–designed the first therapeutic curriculum for trafficked boys. They chose Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral … Continue reading

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12 Years Old

Ever known a 12-year-old boy? How would you describe him? Most are a roller coaster of hormones–an awkward blend of childish meets adult, insecure meets confident, little meets big. 12-year-old boys are funny and smart and ornery. They’re smelly, but they still … Continue reading

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