Jon & Jessica Gerken

Jon & Jessica Gerken

Philadelphia, PA

Jon and Jessica have been married for 15 years. They have been blessed with four biological children, and always talked about adopting at some point. They both felt God telling them that now was the time. They look forward to being able to provide a loving home to two children who don't have one.

Jon and Jessica have been married for 15 years. They have been blessed with four biological children, and always talked about adopting at some point. They both felt God telling them that now was the time. They look forward to being able to provide a loving home to two children who don't have one.

Waiting Children

Orphans Sierra Leone

The Gerkens started the adoption process in March of 2016. They are currently waiting to be matched with a little boy and girl from Sierra Leone, Africa. They are anxious and excited for the journey ahead!

Ms. Charlotte

Widow Philadelphia, PA

Charlotte Kayal is a widow who isn’t a stranger to difficult times. She battled cancer for many years. She lost her husband of over 30 years in 2010 due to a brain hemorrhage caused from a fall that occurred while he was doing yard work. Shortly after his passing, her cancer returned and she has been battling it on and off since then. She works for a cancer doctor and sees it as a ministry to be a positive beacon for those battling this disease.

Our Both Hands Project

Project September 17, 2016

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 the Gerkens bring their kids home! Will you sponsor us?

Help bring these kids home!

Want to send a donation check?

Avoid credit card processing fees by mailing a donation check payable to "Both Hands" and mail to:

Both Hands
Attn: Gerken #304
P.O. Box 2713
Brentwood, TN 37024
write in the memo line "Gerken #304"

Both Hands Foundation is an approved 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Please note that in following IRS guidelines, your donation is to the non-profit organization Both Hands Foundation. Both Hands governing board retains full discretion over the donation's use, but intend to honor the donor's suggestion. Both Hands is a member of the Evangelic Council for Financial Accountability.
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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.

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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.

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Orphans Closer to Home

$8.4 Million

Dollars Raised

805

Widows Served

811

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