Tag Archives: Wade Landers

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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When God Interrupts

God had interrupted him before. In 2009 when Brian Jennings and his wife adopted a daughter from Ethiopia–a sister to their two young sons–God interrupted their tidy, set ways with bigger dreams and deeper love than they’d ever known. So … 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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The Price

The place: India. The group: local pastors. The topic: sex trafficking. The shock: that it happens to boys. Last year, as Blackbox researched India’s need for aftercare homes there, we gathered 15 local Indian pastors who serve in the central … Continue reading

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This Place

At the close of a Blackbox training session in the Dominican Republic, Executive Director Wade Landers offered these words: There are dark things in this world. And God tells His church to go into those places and bring His light. When the … Continue reading

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Blank Slate

Art therapy is a key component of the Blackbox counseling curriculum, because it lets the boys express their feelings and tell their stories in a safe, productive way. On a recent trip to the Dominican Republic, the Blackbox team trained … Continue reading

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The Call

The call comes in to the national office in the Dominican Republic, and the country director slumps down in his chair. These calls are the epitome of the word “bittersweet.” On one hand, there is a boy who has been … Continue reading

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