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March 7, 2014

Beyond Adoption {Family Friday}

Welcome to this week’s Family Friday! Listen in as 4-time adoptive parents, Michael and Sarah, share a portion of their journey. With the help of Both Hands Foundation and Lifesong Legacy Loans, they were able to bring their three girls home! What I especially love about this family is that their ministry didn’t stop at adoption. Michael & Sarah are also involved in making an impact for the children of Ethiopia who are not yet adopted or who may never be. Listen in… It has been such a blessing to work with Lifesong over the past four years. We received a matching grant when we adopted our son in 2010, and an interest-free loan when we adopted our girls in 2013. We also completed a Both Hands project for our second adoption. While we were in Ethiopia, we had the opportunity to visit the schools in Ziway and Adami Tulu. We are extremely thankful, … Continue reading

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February 14, 2014

God Provides MORE Than We Need {Family Friday}

Listen in this week as Jeff and Amanda share how God provided MORE than they even needed to bring home Ajay and Smita from India. They put hands and feet on James 1:27 and with the help of Both Hands Foundation, completed a work project for a local widow while they raised funds for their adoption. To say that God blessed their efforts would be an understatement!  We were approved for the Both Hands Project and decided we were going to shoot big!  We found a big project, mailed off just over 1000 letters (based on those we printed and distributed, but not included many other sources of distribution from out of state friends and family) plus about 300+ emails to all of my business contacts.  Amanda worked in our widows home about 4 hours a day, 3-4 days a week, for over three weeks.  She filled full a 40 yard … Continue reading

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January 31, 2014

HE Redeems our Losses {Family Friday}

Please enjoy this guest blog post from Tollie & Ashley, adoptive parents of Aaron and Meili from China. This testimony is God-breathed. I pray that you will take the time to read through their journey and bless God for His personal and loving touch He had on this family in a very intentional way. We we happy to partner with this family with fundraising support through Both Hands Project. Enjoy their story… It was one year ago today, January 17, 2013, that the Lord revealed His breathtakingly beautiful plan for us. A plan of redemption that He had been working for so long. A plan that began with mourning and ashes. It all began in February 2004, when we were 7 weeks into our second pregnancy. I had had some spotting and went in for check up. Our fears were confirmed. Our doctor could find no heartbeat. We had lost our … Continue reading

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December 14, 2012

Both Hands Project Creates Lasting Friendship // Family Friday

About a year ago, Scott, Becky and a group of their friends worked on a widow’s home for a day as they raised money through Lifesong and Both Hands to bring their daughter Molly home from China. Kelly, the widow they served, and her daughter Tori Rose, lost their husband & father seven years ago. Check out their video from last year… Now, a year later, Molly is finally home and we were excited to receive Becky’s email this week showing how their relationship with Kelly and her daughter has only grown in the past year… I just wanted to share a few precious pictures of Kelly & Tori Rose with our family.  It’s been a year since we did our Both Hands project and we are still great friends with Kelly & Tori Rose!  God joined our two families together in a beautiful way!  The last picture is a … Continue reading

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December 30, 2011

2011 Highlights & Year-End Giving

  Lifesong projects impact 3,000+ orphaned & vulnerable children each year.   The Lord has continued to lead Lifesong this year in ways that we could not have imagined!   Here is a glimpse: ·       Created 45 jobs for orphan’s caregivers through micro-lending & sustainable Strawberry Farm in Zambia ·       Installed 59 computer systems in Honduras, giving skills to break cycle of unemployment thank you RetailROI! ·       84 children now have their FIRST school in 14 years (due to civil war) in Marshall, Liberia ·       Completed 100th repair of a widow’s home & hit $1,000,000 mark in adoption funding through Both Hands partner ·       Helped 638 children become adopted into US Christian families, removing financial barriers through Adoption Grants & Loans (disbursed over $3,500,000 in adoption funding) ·       Our joy to partner with 167 churches through Adoption Funds & Orphan Care initiatives in 32 states ·       Launched Adoption without Borders (indigenous adoption) in Ukraine and have helped 120+ Ukrainian orphans become adopted by Ukrainian Christian parents ·       Helped Sergey, Andrei and several … Continue reading

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November 17, 2011

Make a difference in ONE life!

2011 Gifts of Purpose from Lifesong for Orphans on Vimeo.   It’s that time of year again. Holiday music rings through your speaker systems. Decorations light up your street corners. Families gather together.It’s the season of love, joy and family.   As we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ during this season of giving, we often forget to give to those who NEED it most!  This year give differently. Give FAMILYto the 147 million orphans worldwide who dream of belonging. Give HOPE to children living on the streets whose only Christmas wish is survival. What if, this year, your family gave a gift to those who need it most? A gift that won’t fit under the tree?  Would you consider making a difference in ONE LIFE…  Help a child break free from gripping poverty.  Give the love of Jesus through Christian mentors.  Give a future to an orphan’s caregiver. This year join Lifesong for Orphans in giving … Continue reading

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November 11, 2011

Both Hands in the News!

 Both Hands Reaches Great Milestones!   149 orphans served! 137 widows served!  Over 3000 volunteers!  106 families served!  ….in only 3 years!! Message from the Founder: What would it feel like if your favorite professional football team, basketball team, and baseball team, as well as your college team….all won their respective championships…on the same day!!  Take a minute, close your eyes, and imagine that. That’s how I feel with Both Hands hitting all these milestones in one month. If you’re reading this, you were one of the many who helped make it happen and I’m so grateful for your obedience.  Too many to name…over 3,000!…just stand with me in awe of the King! -JT Olson   Both Hands 100th Projectin Smyrna, TN!  Jason and Kelly Stewart’s project was featured in two local newspapers. Their story and video is powerful! Grab a box of tissues and click here to see their video.   Featured Project: The Zuzunaga Family    … Continue reading

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