Greetings, friends! We wanted to give you a quick update on what is happening with Blackbox International.

Finding the right rental property in the Dominican Republic proved to be a challenge. Thank you for praying with us about this. God answered our prayers, and our Dominican team secured a contract last week. We are thankful that the boys will live in a safe, secure, clean and local-feeling house. This will help them heal in the present, and be prepared for the future.

Blackbox has also hired the House Parents for our first home. This was a lengthy and healthy process. We could not be more encouraged with this hire. The married couple we hired has exemplified integrity, compassion for children, honesty, Christ-likeness, and effectiveness throughout their lives.

With two counselors already hired, our Dominican office in place, and the paperwork done, the major pieces are now in place. The entire Dominican staff is now undergoing intensive training, so they will be prepared and on the same page. The house is being prepared. And peripheral workers are being interviewed. What we are trying to say is that, “It’s about to happen!”

In the midst of all of this, we are researching future, strategic partners. The need for our ministry is massive, so we are committed to considering how and where God may lead us next.

So thank God for all that he has done. And keep praying.

Please pray that the last details for the Dominican house can be finalized effectively and quickly. Pray that we can trust God’s timing. Pray for the staff to be the most well-prepared people on the planet to help trafficked boys. And pray for Blackbox International to be able to speak into this global issue with an effective, compelling voice.