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Monday, May 23, 2011

OUR BOTH HANDS PROJECT - Lifesong for Orphans

James 1:27

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the word.

This is not a post I ever thought I would need to write when we began our first adoption journey and even our second.

And admittedly, we have struggled with needing to do this. . .

But then all I have to do is take a look at the picture of our beautiful little girl needing to come home to the arms of her loving family . . .

and remember the STAGGERING number of orphans worldwide

(anywhere from 146,000,000 to 186,000,000)

That's millions, not hundreds, not thousands,

and that is a conservative number because will we really ever know the EXACT number of children around the world living without a family?


We are doing a fundraiser to help our beautiful Sophia Yilin come home . . .

And the money raised will first help go towards paying her orphanage donation (which everyone who adopts from Ch*na must pay) which goes straight to her orphanage and benefits those children left behind.

You can read all about it at the Both Hands site which is

and click by our photo - the exact one at the top of this post.

Our project for Both Hands entails helping a lady (in our case it will be three ladies) who are widows with some needed projects around their homes while collecting sponsorship money to help bring Sophia home!

It is like a 5 K run, but instead of running, we will be working!

To help a widow

To help an orphan come home

Both Hands

One for the widow

One for the orphan.

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