"Pure and lasting religion in the sight of God our Father means that we must care for orphans and widows in their troubles, and refuse to let the world corrupt us." --James 1:27
We've been working at getting the word out about orphans. But what about widows?
I recently was introduced to an organization called BOTH HANDS. Here is their mission statement (copied from their site): Both Hands is a non-profit organization with a two-fold mission. We serve widows in a very practical way in our communities, while raising funds to help willing families adopt
To see this in action, please visit the video at the top of this blog: "Getting Liam and Keane." This is a family who is in the process of adopting 2 boys from China. One of the fundraisers they had was a Both Hands project, where they and their friends were sponsored by other people to work for a day on a widow's home. All the raised funds went to their adoption, and the sweet widow lady was blessed with many people who worked on her home (cleaned, painted, etc). The video will touch your heart.
What a WONDERFUL way to bless both orphans and widows at the same time! If you know of anyone who is trying to raise funds for their adoption, please pass along this information.