Dear Praying Friends and Supporters,
Another great quarter has past! God continues to place people on our
path to share our hearts in reaching children who need a place of rescue in
their lives. While we await for our trip to Guyana to arrive in August, we
are busy sharing our ministry to raise more support for it. This process
gets long and tiring, but it is so necessary. The needs of children are always
endless and we can’t do this alone. In our travels we always meet the right
people who God wants to partner with us in this Ministry. This past quarter
we met a gentleman who has just the perfect home-like facility in
Batesville Mississippi in which he is selling, yet desires it to be used for the
Lord and wanted us in it. He practically cut the price in half for us and is
leasing it to us for 3 years to raise the funding for our ministry to purchase
at a later date. This is perfect for a Stateside Headquarters (since Guyana’s
gov’t won’t let us live there full time as of yet), and for us to use for a
Children’s Home too. God laid on our hearts a Boys Home, on behalf of
our two boys we adopted years back. They have special needs and are
mid-teenaged years now with a desire to serve the Lord in our ministry
some day. Considering their future, a Boys Home for them would be much
better than a Girl’s Home for them to serve.
Our daughter Rachelle and her husband TJ have now moved with us to
this facility in Batesville, and are helping us set it up for the Boys Home.
We are training them to do all that we do, so that when we go to Guyana, they
will remain back and be sure the Boys Home is being overseen. We can house 6
extra boys as is; but with a little renovation of 3 existing rooms to add bathrooms,
showers, more sleep area and a school room, we will be able to house 16
boys, praise the Lord! All the beginning stages have begun and hope to have the
first few boys in within a month or so. Pray for the boys and the families that He
will be sending.
This past quarter we were able to work with some Inner City children from
downtown Tampa for a few weeks, and we also served in many Junior
Churches, and Kids Clubs and saw several people surrender to full time
ministry and to do more for Christ. Please pray for these people that they
will stick to their commitment to the Lord. Please pray also for this dear
couple we’ve led to the Lord a few months back who we’ve been discipling
Paul and April. They have a child together and lived in sin until last weekend,
and the Lord laid on their hearts to get married to make that right
before Him. Also pray for a girl named Brittany who got saved and we have
been discipling….she needs to let go of her past so she can move on.
- For our salvation and good health.
For the Lord’s open door in our Stateside Headquarters/Boys Home to work our
Guyana ministry out of and to reach more people.
For Rachelle and TJ’s save arrival and adjusting well as our first staff here at
Lighthouse of Hope Children’s Homes.
As we Incorporated the Boys Home we renamed our ministry to Lighthouse of Hope
because through Jesus we offer the children and their struggling families HOPE!
Ministry Prayer Requests
For donors who will partner with us in the funding to purchase this MS
Location for the Boys Home. We will have a 3 year project to raise the funding for this.
Upcoming newsletters will mention more details of this project. Any questions please call
Bro. Ray @ 813-300-2137.
That God would meet the need of the necessary renovations, 8 sets of bunk beds, 16
dressers, etc. If you feel led to assist in this, please call Bro. TJ @ 940-389-0851.
We know we couldn’t do any of what we do without your prayers and/or financial
support. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts! We don’t take lightly
serving the Lord together with you. We know that we can count on all of you to
take our needs before the Lord in prayer and fight the battles with us! All that we
do goes on your account in Glory as well! Praise the Lord for teamwork! We love
Serving Jesus Together,
Bro. Ray and Kim Boltz & Family