From the Editor

"A New Year's Declaration"

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By Cameron Talbot

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To each and every one of you working in alternative child care, and to those of you caregivers, directors and advocates—

We would like to pray over you and the children in your care, and believe with you for greater healing and provision in 2023.

In the name of Jesus,
We bless the fire that God has put inside of you to bind up the broken hearted,
And pray protection over the vision and passion that He has instilled in you.
You are His anointed, and we have faith that you will see His miraculous favor.


In the name of Jesus,
We believe with you for all provision, all resources, and all wisdom to direct your home.
In your care, children will find the oil of joy instead of mourning,
And a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.



In the name of Jesus,
We pray for supernatural redemption in your children’s stories in 2023,
And we stand with you, believing for a true hope and a true future for each of them,
One born of the cross of Christ, undefeated by human will or works.



Should the enemy rise up against you or your children, he will be put to shame.
Should he attempt to break down relationships in your home, he will fail.
Should he want to exploit past traumas or touch old wounds, he will be matched against heaven.



We stand on the sacrifice of Jesus,
And we call on the justice of an Almighty God—
That your children would be called the ‘head’ and not the ‘tail,’
That their battle-won worship would lead their peers to true life,
That they would renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations,
For His glory, forever.
Amen.

Cameron Talbot

Chief Editor

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Cameron Talbot

Founder of Oak Life, he has been working alongside children's homes since 2015. His passion is to learn and share the tools to help heal children of abandonment. Sustainable alternative-care. TBRI® Practitioner. Proud husband and father.

Cameron Talbot

Cameron Talbot

Founder of Oak Life, he has been working alongside children's homes since 2015. His passion is to learn and share the tools to help heal children of abandonment. Sustainable alternative-care. TBRI® Practitioner. Proud husband and father.

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