The God Who Sings

When I was in high school, I worked at an indoor playground for kids. The place was filled with plastic slides and tunnels and ball pits, and one of my responsibilities was to host children’s birthday parties. Parents would rent a party room, where I’d lead their...

It All Started with a Box of Lego

It all started with a box of Lego. Well, a box of Lego, and a mom who wanted to help. She had sons of her own, and couldn’t imagine what hundreds of thousands of boys around the globe face every day. She wanted to support Blackbox International, and to teach her kids...

Welcome to Being Stoned

by Peter Buckland, Blackbox International Trustee One night when I was 20, I prayed that God would give me a hard ministry—a ministry like the Apostle Paul’s. “If my ministry is too easy,” I told God, “I’ll be dissatisfied and quit.” Needless to say, my idealism was...

Bold as a Lion

Several years ago, my husband and I spent the day at a zoo. As we walked through the park, we heard a low, rumbling sound. We couldn’t tell what it was at first, but when it grew louder, there was no question. It was a lion. All at once, everyone on the trail began to...

How Old Are You?

by Executive Director Wade Landers It’s a simple question. How old are you?  The answer? Not so simple. When boys first arrive at one of our houses in the Dominican Republic, they almost always answer with an older age than they really are—always trying to...