Both Hands Project



THIS SATURDAY, August 17th we have the amazing privilege of leading a Both Hands project!

Both Hands is One Hand for the Widow and One Hand for the Orphan.  It is a beautiful picture of caring for widows and orphans at the same time!  Our friends, family and community are coming together to work on Ms. Barbara June’s house.

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Ms. Barbara June, a widow from Salem, is a sweetheart and our team feels blessed to be able to serve her! Ms. Barbara has three sons, one daughter and four grandchildren. A little over six months ago, Ms. Barbara lost her husband Jack after 44 years of marriage. Today her home is in need of labor intensive repairs. With the help of many hands we hope to help fix these!

The volunteer team is also sending out letters asking people to sponsor their day of work (like a jog-a-thon or 5k race for a cure) and since the supplies for Barbara’s house are all being donated, 100% of the funds raised will go to support our adoption!


We are getting closer and closer to bringing our little one(s) home and can’t tell you all how excited we are to make them orphans-no-more and welcome them into our family!  We are $13,000 away from being fully funded.  That may sound like a lot, but after we have watched the Lord provide in amazing ways this past year we are eager to see how He fulfills the plans and purposes He has already begun.

Our family was able to serve at dear friends of ours Both Hands project recently.  Getting to help at the Lovely Family work day, made us excited to invite others to join ours, because it truly is a joy filed day getting to be on a team serving a widow and orphans!

We would like to invite YOU to come join us THIS SATURDAY, August 17th!

We will be painting her house! 20130729_0469

Organizing, painting and putting windows in her shed! 20130718_0440

Pulling weeds, laying bark and pea gravel and planting flowers!20130718_0448

RORS (a lumberjack ministry of Salem Alliance Church) will be falling two large trees and trimming large oak limbs – we will be helping them remove the debris and get the lumber ready for a family to use as firewood!


If you are able to come, please let us know and we will give you more project details! 

We also invite you to join us in what the Lord is doing through our adoption by donating toward our Both Hands Project.  Your gift makes an impact!

Your prayers for the team, remaining needed supplies (more bark dust and additional paint), and our adoption are a great gift to us.  Thank you!

We also want to send out a HUGE THANK YOU to our project donors!

The Sassy Onion Grill- coffee/tea service
Great Harvest Bread Co.- muffins
One Treasure Church/Craig & Susan Smith- lunch
Johnston Family- cases of bottled water
Dallas Glass- windows
Envirocare- pea gravel and bark dust
Witt Family- flowers
Willamette Valley Transport- printing of sponsorship letter
RORS- lumberjack service
Capitol City Video- videography service
Willamette Valley Fruit Company- two pie gift cards and harvest festival wrist bands
Broadway Coffeehouse- coffee gift card

Much Love,

Matt & Kristina



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