Last week, Blackbox International visited our home in the Dominican Republic, and for three days we trained the Dominican team in methods of counseling and teaching. We ate together, laughed together, prayed together, learned one another’s cultures and enjoyed the bond that is ours in Christ.

Now, after catching a red-eye back home, we’re weary. Weary from two days of travel and three days of training. Weary from the heat and humidity, and from the headaches that come from starting a new organization in another country. Most of all, we’re weary from the overwhelming need—so many boys awaiting rescue! We rejoice for the two we’re helping, but our hearts ache for the thousands still trapped.


And yet, we persevere. Christ’s call to seek and save the lost is too important to ignore, so even in the fatigue, we won’t quit.

“Let us not become weary in doing good,” Paul wrote, “for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up” (Gal 6:9).

Lord, raise a harvest! Let us scatter seed on good soil, and let Your word take root in young lives. Find us faithful, Lord, to not give up or become weary. Be our strength and motivation, that we might bear much fruit for Your glory. Amen.