Monday, September 30, 2013

What is the Purpose of BYHOME?


A Facebook friend explained to me last night that she was very confused about the purpose of BYHOME.  I was grateful to hear this because it helped me to know I needed to do a better job of explaining this mission!  While God has made it clear to me, I have failed in making the mission clear to others.


Here was my response to my friend regarding the purpose of hosting people on our ranch through BYHOME:

  • First, we want to help adoptive families stay intact by providing tools, resources, education, inspiration, encouragement, fellowship, and prayer in a family camp type setting. We want all orphans to have families, and part of that pledge is to help struggling/exhausted adoptive families to stay on course.
  • Second, we want to come alongside families in the process of adopting by helping them to prepare for the transition into life after adoption. By having these families stay with us, they will live the post-adoptive life first-hand, taking home many tips, tools, and techniques learned with on-the-job training.

  • Third, we want to host potential adoptive families in our home to encourage them to consider adopting a child with special needs. By staying with us, they will see first-hand the blessing and redemption of the least of these who are so often badly abused and neglected {before being adopted}.

  • Fourth, we want to host people who have a heart for mission work, particularly in serving children with special needs. By serving at our ranch, we pray God will open other people's eyes, hearts, and homes to adoption and orphan care. If guests do not feel called to adopt, they can partner with Boss Your Heart Orphan Ministries so that we can help care for orphans globally in a myriad of ways, from orphanage sponsorships, to orphan sponsorships, to orphan advocacy, to helping raise money to bring orphans into families. The ways we can help financially are countless, we just need partnerships and financial support in order to do so.


I hope this explanation clears things up a little bit, but if not, please let me know if I’m not explaining things clearly.  We’re working on a website and reservations to stay with us, but I just don’t have time to do everything.  We’re so blessed with faithful helpers and volunteers who make a world of difference in our daily lives, but this new mission is in addition to the roles each of us already serves in, so finding time and resources to have this all come together is challenging.  If you’d like to help in some way, please let us know (be specific about what talents you have and how you’d like to help please).  We specifically need someone to make a video about this ministry.  I’m working on a brochure now, and I’m working with a generous friend who is helping build the reservation website.  There’s much to be done to launch this, but we’re clinging to the promise that NOTHING is impossible with God.  We’re so grateful for all of the prayers, support, sponsorships, and gifts that have already been given.  We couldn’t do this without you! 


Where He guides, He provides!  Amen!

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