Curt & Jami Cook

Curt & Jami Cook

West Plains, MO

About 6 years ago we had our first serious conversation about adoption. Since High School, both of us have always worked or volunteered in positions with children. Curt has degrees in youth ministry and counseling, and has worked extensively with at-risk kids. Jami has worked with special needs children in our local elementary school. Also, since Ayn was born in 2007 with Spina Bifida, we have prayed that God would show us how to use this special knowledge that we had of that condition. But, each time we would revisit the conversation about adoption, it just didn’t seem like the right time. So we waited and prayed.

About 6 years ago we had our first serious conversation about adoption. Since High School, both of us have always worked or volunteered in positions with children. Curt has degrees in youth ministry and counseling, and has worked extensively with at-risk kids. Jami has worked with special needs children in our local elementary school. Also, since Ayn was born in 2007 with Spina Bifida, we have prayed that God would show us how to use this special knowledge that we had of that condition. But, each time we would revisit the conversation about adoption, it just didn’t seem like the right... read more

Mya

Orphan China

In January 2018, a friend who has adopted three girls from China sent us Mya’s picture, even though we hadn't told her our thoughts of adopting. We truly believe that God used her to bring Mya to us. Our family prayed and discussed for about a week, and then we all agreed that God was leading our family to take this huge step of faith. We are confident that any issues that she has from Spina Bifida we know how to handle. We are ready to love Mya and show her God’s huge, amazing love.

Ms. Martha

Widow West Plains, MO

Ms. Martha lost her husband 4 years ago, two weeks after their 50th wedding anniversary. She lives in the farm house they built together. We are excited to bless a widow in our community in a big way!

Our Both Hands Project

Project September 22, 2018

A team of volunteers is completing a service project of fixing up a widow's home. We are raising sponsorship for our day of service. The funds raised will help an orphan to become adopted into a forever family. Will you sponsor us?

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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)

Both Hands. One for the widow. One for the orphan.

1043

Orphans Closer to Home

$9.6 Million

Dollars Raised

916

Widows Served

830

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