2016 Reunion

If you’ve ever traveled with us, if you’ve ever wanted to, but haven’t yet; if you’ve prayed, given, lent a hand; if you just have a heart for orphans and would like to spend a day getting to know other like-minded people, then please feel free to join us on Saturday, 9/24/16 @11am for a […]

Hand in Hand 2016 Seminar

(Getting crafty at a previous seminar) This year’s seminar will take place on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 12pm. We normally host our seminar for those who will be joining us in the summer (or anyone interested in finding out more about our summer camp mission trips) on the Friday before our church’s annual youth […]

Bottle Drive 3.19.2016

We’ll be having a bottle drive on Saturday, March 19, 2016. If you have bottles or cans you’d like to donate, we’d be more than happy to arrange for someone to pick them up. Bottles and cans can also be dropped off at our church (Russian Baptist Church, 211 Mosher Rd., Gorham Maine), near the […]

Yesterday, today and tomorrow

Yesterday, today and tomorrow. Yesterday is only accessible through our memories. For someone it is 10 years, for others it is 20, and still for others it is 30, 40 or perhaps even 80 years. We cannot return that time, or correct it, nor can we add to it. Tomorrow will always be tomorrow—technically, tomorrow […]

Souvenirs

With time, much is forgotten—like a dried flower lost between the pages of a book, or a yellowed letter that is only dear to the one for whom it was intended. Souvenirs. Sometimes you receive a card or a postcard and you try to mentally live those events so distant from your own reality. Allow […]

Bottle and Metal Drive Appreciation

We would like to thank everyone who contributed in the bottle and metal drives. Many folks donated their bottles and metal to Hand in Hand, thank you for your help! Others helped in sorting and transporting the bottles and metal to the redemption centers, thank you for your help! As always, the proceeds will go on […]

Sasha’s wheelchair

In May we wrote about our friend Alexander (Sasha), who for the majority of the last ten years has been confined to his bed. After graduating from school, Sasha and his friends decided to go swimming. Sasha dove into shallow waters and hurt his spine. Today he can use his hands very minimally—he is able […]

Summer 2015

What two words can you use to describe a mission trip? Stress and blessings! Begomel, Orsha, Ryacno, Bogyshevsk, Rechetsa, Dyatlova, Druya… the distance between these locations is several hundred miles. Hundreds of children. Over 40 volunteers from America, Belarus, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan; all from different cultures, all different ages, but all united in one desire: to […]

Hand in Hand Reunion 2015

In this day and age of social media and smart phones, we find ourselves feeling “connected” even though we are miles apart. Technology allows us to stay in touch with each other as well as with the children and teenagers we have met in Belarus, but it has its drawbacks as well. As we connect […]