This week Lauren brings us into the living room with J. T. Olson of Both Hands Ministry. (bothhands.org) It’s outreach to widows and financial aid for families wanting to adopt – a win/win for the body of Christ.
Almost ten years ago, J. T Olson served on the board for Bethany Christian Services in Nashville and was responsible for an annual golf fundraiser where letters were sent asking for sponsorship for the golfers. A few days before the event, his friend sent his sponsorship letter back to him and scribbled on it, "JT, if you were working on a widow's house I might sponsor you, but you're just golfing. Nice cause, but not my money." J.T. says, “I'll admit I was a bit surprised, but I called him and we had a good laugh about it. His idea never left me. A few years later, one of my friends came up to me in church and told me he was adopting four orphans from Moldova. Since I had adopted, I knew it was expensive. I asked how much he needed to raise. He replied, "About $65,000." He had no clue how he was going to do it, but knew it was God's calling.”