Our Both Hands Project was yesterday, August 6th. It was so amazing! A whole group of people, some of whom we had never met, came out and spent the whole day working VERY hard! This was very hard work! We tore down and built a new deck, cut down a huge tree that was rotting, pressure washed, landscaped flower beds, etc. Two volunteers took an unexpected trip to Home Depot and came back with beautiful flowers, shrubs, and mulch that we would not have been able to afford. They got a lot of it donated, but, used their money on the rest. Our friends who are working so hard to get ready to go on the mission field came and spent the day working too....their whole family! Our family was awesome! My uncle was in charge of the deck. He put in a lot of money so that we could build her a nice deck. He also put in a lot of sweat and hard work. Our moms and my sister in law worked hard too.
It was so neat! All of these people working hard...JOYFULLY...for our kids! It was such a wonderful picture of how the church should be. I'm so touched and challenged!
This really was a day of living out James 1:27...pure religion is caring for the widow and the orphan. Thank you so much to everyone who helped and to everyone who is sponsoring our volunteers! We pray that you are blessed abundantly!