Monday, June 13, 2011

Both Hands

"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.  

Sunday, June 5, 2011

On a Mission to Unite Twins!

A friend of mine passed this information along to me...  It's an amazing true story of a family who adopted a little girl from China.  Their daughter mourned significantly, and they soon discovered that she had left her twin sister in China.  The adoptive family had no idea that she had a twin.  For several reasons, they are unable to adopt their daughter's twin, but we are all in prayer that someone will adopt her and will allow the girls to maintain contact as they grow through the years.  The adoptive family lives in Wisconsin, so it would be extra wonderful if a Wisconsin family could adopt the sister.  I ask you to pass along this information to your circle of friends.  Perhaps someone reading this will be the bridge between these 2 precious sisters.  PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK to read the story.  The blog post is titled "Left Behind."