Lifesong - Both Hands Fundraiser

Serving A Widow Adopting An Orphan

The Organization:

Both Hands Foundation is a nonprofit organization that serves widows in the community in a very practical way, while raising funds to help orphans become adopted. Both Hands partners with Lifesong for Orphans whose mission is “to bring joy and purpose to orphans.”

Our Family:
We have sensed God’s calling for our family to adopt for 20 yrs. We have stepped out in faith and obedience to adopt a child from China. We celebrated 26 yrs. of marriage in February. We have 3 wonderful daughters, Brandy (28), Alexandria (24) & Carmen (12) and 4 beautiful grandchildren, Seth (10), Savannah (6), Kalya (1) & Sophia (1 month, not pictured).

The Orphan:
We have been matched with a precious little boy living in China. Zhou Zijian is approximately 18 months old and currently living in a foster home with 10 other children in Beijing. Soon we will make our trip to Zhengzhou in the Henan Province to meet him. We then travel to Guangzhou for official paperwork where all China adoptions are finalized. Finally we will bring our son home to join the rest of his forever family.

The Widow:
Mrs. Rosie Hosick, a widow living in Columbia, IL. Rosie was a school bus driver for 40 yrs. Rosie has touched and impacted many lives. She has opened her heart & home for over 20 yrs. to family, friends and even homeless to care for them when in need. Rosie lost her husband, Dale 22 yrs. ago to lung cancer. Today, Rosie’s home of 52 years is in need of many repairs.

“Father to the fatherless and protector of the widows is God in his holy habitation. God settles the solitary in a home.” Psalm 68:5-6

Our Request is Simple…

Will you "sponsor" our family on this project? We are not all called to adopt, but we can play a role in serving widows and orphans. Think of fundraisers where people participate in a marathon or golf tournament then ask for donations. With this project, instead of playing, we’ll be working on a widow’s home.

All supplies used to work on the widow’s home will prayerfully be donated or paid by our family. 100% of the money you send will go toward our adoption cost – nothing will be taken out for Both Hands or Lifesong’s administrative costs. The widow benefits, an orphan is brought closer to home, and a group of our friends and family will spend the day serving others.

Please Join us in making a difference!

Thank you for your support. Your tax-deductible donation will make an impact!

Tim & Francine

There are two easy ways to donate:

1.) Send a check: Make your tax-deductible check payable to Lifesong for Orphans. Please write “preference Verbeke #2740” in the memo section of your check, attach the form below, and mail it in the enclosed envelope at:
Lifesong for Ophans, P.O. Box 40/202 N. Ford St, Gridley, IL, 61744 by July 5, 2012

2.) Online: Go to and click the “Donate” button. Follow online instructions to pay safely with your credit card or PayPal account.
(Note that PayPal charges an administrative fee that will decrease your donation.)

Thank you for investing in the Kingdom through prayer and finances! 
“Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction.” James 1:27

Please mail this form in the enclosed envelope.

Make donation checks payable to:
Lifesong for Orphans
write on the memo line: “preference Verbeke #2740”

Other: _____    $1,000    $500    $250    $100    $50    $25  

* The project is administered through Lifesong for Orphans. Lifesong for Orphans is a certified member of the Evangelical Council on Financial Accountability. Please note that in following IRS guidelines, your donation is to the non-profit organization Lifesong for Orphans. They retain full discretion over its use, but intend to honor the donor’s suggestion.

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