The Opliger’s Both Hands Story

The Opliger's Both Hands video above is one of our favorite project videos. In August 2014, Tony and Hannah's Both Hands team served Sharon, a widow living in Fort Wayne, IN. Their team also sent letters to raise sponsorship for their project (similar to a 5k race or golf charity event) with all donations going to help cover the Opliger's adoption costs.

The Opligers had been in the adoption process for over two years and were matched with Sagesse (Saj), a three-year-old boy living in an orphanage in the DR Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. Saj had a family on the other side of the world working, praying and waiting to bring him home into their family. It is the Opliger's greatest hope that Saj would not only know and follow Jesus, but that he would grow to be a man who influences many others to do the same, especially in his home country.

Over three years before the Opliger's project, Ms. Sharon's son was murdered in their family's garage (just a few weeks before Saj was born). Less than a year later, Sharon's husband passed away as well. She had not been in the garage since the murder and wasn't able to do many projects around her home. The Opliger's team had the privilege to serve her by working on her yard, her deck and cleaning out her garage.

After years of waiting, the Opligers finally brought Saj home just in time for Christmas in 2015. Sharon and the Opliger's stories makes for a beautiful collision of God's message to serve widows and orphans. The best part is this is only one of the hundreds of stories we've seen happen through a Both Hands project!

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We believe in the importance of adoption and are committed to doing everything we can to help bring families together. That’s why Both Hands doesn’t take out any administrative fees from donations to our projects. Let’s bring even more orphans into their forever families.

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress...

James 1:27 (NIV)