1535386_634613886586222_1305620197_nAt 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 boys come out of the darkness, they come to this place to find light.

This place is safe.

This place shows the love of God.

In this place, the boys can work through all the things that have happened to them. They can get an education. They can dream. They can play soccer or baseball or basketball. They can do art, play music, and do lots of good things.

Most importantly, in this place, they can meet Jesus. And that changes everything. 

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” (John 1:5)