Fields of Faith 2023 in Waukon Wednesday to feature area native and founder of non-profit serving widows, orphans

JT Olson ...
JT Olson ...

Everyone is invited to join area youth on athletic fields across the nation Wednesday, October 4 in sharing their Christian faith with fellow students and the general public for this year’s Fields of Faith event. The local event is now in its 12th year and will start at 6:30 p.m. at the Waukon High School football field Wednesday, October 4, or in the Waukon High School gym in the event of bad weather.

Featured speaker for this year’s Fields of Faith event in Waukon will be Harpers Ferry area native Jeff (JT) Olson, who is the founder and executive director of Both Hands Foundation, a faith-based non-profit serving orphans and widows. With over 153 million orphans worldwide and the costs of adoption on the rise, the mission of the organization is to fulfill the message of James 1:27 by serving orphans, widows and Christian adoptive families.

Their purpose is to help Christian adoptive families fund their adoptions 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 who are led to adopt, while simultaneously serving every widow in need of home repairs.

In addition to Olson, four area high school students will also be presenting their own testimonies of faith in their young lives that evening. Waukon High School seniors Isaac Ericson and Jack O’Neill, Decorah High School junior Chloe Sheffield and North Fayette Valley High School senior Micah Zurbriggen will share their faith messages. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.