Thursday, September 29, 2011

David, Liz, Matthew & Grace!

We had a wonderful day visiting with the Even family in South Africa. We are fellow church members at FBC McKinney. They serve with J-LIFE AFRICA. What a blessing to spend time together!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Nelson Mandela Square!

After a doctor appointment this morning, we had the chance to stop by Nelson Mandela Square. Had lunch at Mugg & Bean! Stuffed jalapenos! WooHoo!

Jeanne & Beck

Having a wonderful time with old friends! Their help with Dr appointments and transportation has been amazing!!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Margaret's kiddos started school!!!

Our thanks to an Association of Sierra Leoneans in Jefferson City, MO, and to the family of 2 of our June team members, for sponsoring 22 of Margaret's orphans for the 2011-2012 school year! Amazing how God is working!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Making Jewelry!

It is such fun for 2 days each month to see 6 war widows and 4 older orphan girls gather to make bracelets! Our thanks to Lois Jacobs for setting them up in a business that generates income to help their families and Margaret Tucker's orphans. If you would like to know more about the marketing and distribution process stateside, please email us at

Friday, September 2, 2011

Bo with Timothy

We've been blessed over the last few weeks to have Timothy, security guard for the Hope Centre, filling in for Pa'Hassan's well-deserved vacation. In fact, it was very hard letting him go yesterday! We will miss him terribly. He has been so encouraging to all of us, and especially Bo. Timothy know Scripture like nobody's business. In the afternoons, he would take stories Tom has been reading to Bo in English and raise them to a whole new level with his animated Krio. He has prayed some of the most beautiful prayers over us at the breakfast table, and we know we've been in his prayers throughout the day as he worked around the compound. You will be missed at the apartment, Timothy, but we will see you almost daily at the Centre!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Bo and Sulaiman!

We love Sulaiman! He is one of the first people we met in 2008, and our friendship with him and his kiddos has grown over the years. Earlier this year, knowing that his job would be coming to an end with the relocation of King George Compound for the Elderly, we asked him to consider working with us a couple of days a week. We call him "our partner in ministry!" He has become not only Becky's right arm, but also her left, as he helps with laundry and cleaning. There is no way we would have the freedom we do without Sulay! And...he is such a help with Bo, just like a big brother! We thank the Lord for our friend Sulaiman!

Bo with his tutor, Charles!

Charles has been amazing with Mohamed! His work on the streets of Waterloo led him into relationship with this special boy around the first of 2011. In mid-January, Charles introduced us to "the bobo." The bond between these two fellas continues to grow! Charles has a degree in education and is now two semesters away from a 2nd in social work. We work alongside him with two of the projects we are involved in, and our admiration of his faith in the Lord, his dedication to the under privileged, and his utter humility that God sees fit to use him, grows weekly! He has been a godsend as he has tirelessly worked with social welfare officials in the Western Rural District of Waterloo where he found Mohamed, and now in Freetown, to help us secure documents for foster parenting and immigration as we seek a Passport and VISA for Bo. We praise the Lord for Charles!!!