The Orphan, The Widow & Me with JT OLSON EP 117 RVR

I’m excited to introduce you to Both Hands Foundation, founder, JT Olson. He’s on the show sharing the story behind this faith-based non-profit serving orphans and widows. JT and his wife Sara have been married for over 35 years and have five children (four bio and one chosen): Jeff, Daley, Nick, Max & Grace. They reside in Brentwood, TN, just south of Nashville.

Both Hands on Real Victory Radio

Serving the Orphan, Widow and Adoptive Families

With over 153 million orphans worldwide and the costs of adoption on the rise, their mission is to fulfill James 1:27 by serving orphans, widows, and Christian adoptive families. Inevitably, this scripture helps me see that there is something tangible I can do!

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. James 1:27 NIV


Always, Have A Heart for the Orphan & the Widow

Both Hands Foundation’s purpose is to help Christian adoptive families fund their adoptions. They do so by coordinating a service project fixing up a widow’s home. The vision is to see the day when finances are not an obstacle for Christian families. JT and Both Hands have huge hearts for those who are led to adopt and to serve every widow in need of home repairs.

orphan widow and me

Join Amy Elaine Ministries and Latan Roland Murphy for a heart-warming, inspiring show. Today’s show will encourage you to KEEP AFTER YOUR DREAMS! And, please, if you know anyone thinking about adoption or in the process of adopting, share this episode with them!

Truly, JT’s story reminds us that our pain can become our platform. Because when we share our story, God uses it. He is a past, present, and future kind of God. Trusting Him helps move us into our passion  where we can serve others.

JT’s wife says, “God doesn’t waste our tears.”


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Finally, we’d love to hear your feedback on this episode. Also, give us a “thumbs-up” if you liked today’s conversation! On another note, you might enjoy our most recent episode with Grammy-nominated, We The Kingdom.

Franni Rae We The Kingdom EP 114

Most importantly, I’d love to recommend JT’s book, The Orphan, The Widow & Me: Paying it Forward with Both Hands.

In conclusion, I believe this time of year always inspires us to think about where change is necessary. Perhaps, the new year ahead makes us ready. Or, maybe it’s the idea of a fresh start that leaves our hands more open to the Holy Spirit. But, whatever it is, change is always on the horizon.

More on Moving Forward

You might enjoy this recent blog post I wrote about moving forward. And, just for fun, I’ve included a link to one of RVR’s episodes from the archives. Wow, this was my very first interview. I hope you’ll enjoy it!

Unity in the Essentials, Liberty for All: Moving Forward

Training Your Mind to Become Battle Ready with Guest Kelly Balarie



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