Saturday, August 4, 2018

August 2018 Update


August 2018

Greetings!

The Lord never ceases to surprise or challenge us! Over the past months, several happenings have worked together to confirm that, in addition to our commitment to the ministry we have been called to in Sierra Leone, “a wide door for effective service has opened up to us (I Cor 16:9)” as we will be serving on the Global Mission Support Team for GoSendMe Global (GSM). GSM is a missionary-sending agency that currently has 22 full time missionaries based stateside or living abroad, and has either full time missionaries or partnerships in 22 countries! We are certainly humbled at the thought of all that lies ahead, and we are eager to see how God will use us to further His Kingdom in ways that we never imagined!

We need your prayers as much or more than ever! Thank YOU for your faithfulness to lift us up to our precious heavenly Father! We will continue to live by faith in God, our Provider, as we trust Him to “supply all our needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus (Phil 4:19)”!

We would love to answer any questions that you may have regarding our transition. Becky is currently in Texas as our roles with GSM are being defined and for a period of training. Please do reach out to us! We look forward to sharing how the Lord has revealed His plan for the next chapter in our story!

Our deepest love and appreciation!
Tom and Becky

Cell: 903.818.7706
Facebook: Becky Brockelman
Instagram: tombeckbrock

For contributions:
Simple Online Giving:
Mail Gifts To:
P.O. Box 913106
Sherman, TX 75091
***please make checks out  
 to GoSendMe Global
and write the Brockelman’s
name on a separate note
included with the check rather
than on the check itself***


Tuesday, May 8, 2018

MAY 2018



Hello everyone!

Once again we feel like we have been in a whirlwind while in Texas, but we are so very grateful for time with family!!  For Tom especially, in the previous three years he had only been on U.S. soil 35 days! He was long overdue for lots of hugs and kisses from our kids, the GRANDS and his mom! THANK YOU to all who have prayed for us, and encouraged us, during this time!!  We are truly blessed!

Tom landed in Sierra Leone yesterday afternoon after a cancelled flight and 24 hours in a hotel room in Brussels, but all is well. We moved my ticket so that Bo and I travel together in just over two weeks!!  Bo is beside himself with excitement to spend 8 weeks with us this summer! It’s been nearly 2 years since he was in SL, and he’s eager to see so many dear friends and extended family members!

Five 55 gallon drums and 4 pallets of supplies are headed to SL, and we pray that they all make it with no problems!

We are gearing up for our June GoSendMe team, and two of the young women on the team will stay for several weeks to do an internship with friends of ours with Grace Village (orphanage and school). Prayers for Aleyna and Olivia!!

More updates will be coming soon as we jump back into life in Sierra Leone! So much to look forward to!

We love and appreciate you tremendously!

Becky … and Tom

FACEBOOK:  Becky Brockelman
BLOG:  www.alifeonmission.blogspot.com

Contributions:
Please make checks payable to:
First Baptist Church of McKinney
On the memo line:  “TYW05/Brockelman”

Mail to:
FBC McKinney
1615 W Louisiana St
McKinney, TX 75069

Online gifts:
www.firstmckinney.com/give  
Choose from the options for giving
Drop down box select: “TYW05/Brockelman”


Tuesday, December 19, 2017

MERRY CHRISTMAS!


MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Tom and I would like to express our deepest appreciation to each of YOU for your prayers and support during 2017! As we always say, we could not live and serve in Sierra Leone without the trust YOU place in us to represent YOU on the field!! THANK YOU!

We usually update on what we call our ‘defined’ areas of ministry, but in conversation recently with a partner, we shared that seldom does a week go by that we are not presented with needs that go beyond the norm. Our trust is that God will impress upon us whether to assist, and as He does, we have full faith that our Provider has a plan for provision!

Here are just a few of the ways that YOU have ministered to folks these past few months

….. Nine families have received medical assistance during the worst season of Malaria that we have ever experienced.

….. A precious young girl in our community is attending elementary school. 
        
….. A family in the church we attend that lost land, home and belongings from the mudslide has been relocated.

….. We have embraced a family with a special needs child as the father’s health has prevented him from working.

….. A young lady is attending an institute to prepare for exams that may open the door for nursing school.

….. For 14 months, 11 families have received bags of rice to help offset rising costs in tough economic times.

….. A young man has started the degree program in Social Work at the Bible College.

….. We’ve assisted with funeral expenses for 2 families who lost loved ones.

….. Textbooks and special lesson fees have been provided for close to 40 former street boys.

….. Auntie Margaret’s kiddos are looking forward Christmas dinner complete with chicken, soda pop, sides and sweets.

….. And … we are most certainly forgetting things …

HOSETTA SCHOOL construction project: The rate at which the cost of building supplies continues to rise is quite alarming, but we are certain that what God has begun, He will bring to completion. For information on how you can help, please let us hear from you.

May this Christmas Season truly be an opportunity to focus on Christ, our Savior and Lord!

Our love to you!

Becky & Tom … and those we serve in Sweet Salone!


FACEBOOK:  Becky Brockelman
BLOG:  www.alifeonmission.blogspot.com

Contributions:
Please make checks payable to:
First Baptist Church of McKinney
On the memo line:  “TYW05/Brockelman”

Mail to:
FBC McKinney
1615 W Louisiana St
McKinney, TX 75069

Online gifts:
www.firstmckinney.com/give  
Choose from the options for giving
Drop down box select: “TYW05/Brockelman”

Monday, December 11, 2017

Sulaiman & kiddos!



So proud for Sulai and his family! Their home is lookin' great! Kiddos are doing well! LOVE!