Thursday, May 31, 2012


FINCH ELEMENTARY (MCKINNEY, TEXAS) DOES IT AGAIN!!!  For the 4th year in a row, the 5th grade class of Finch has sponsored a drive, “PENNIES FOR POLIO,” benefiting the staff and students of Leonard Cheshire School for Children with Polio, Freetown, Sierra Leone!  In the past, the school has been provided 23 mattresses, 35 sheets, 20 pillow cases, numerous 110 pound rice bags, etc…  This year Leonard Cheshire will be blessed with 440 pounds of rice each month for the next 12 months!  Praise the Lord, and our thanks to Finch students and our friend, Mary Carole Strother, for her leadership in this worthy endeavor!   

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Our "boys" on this side of the world!

Abraham & Bo
What a blessing they are to us!!!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Bo's Baptism!

Bo with Tom, Chuck Luke and Pastor Sesay!
On Saturday, Bo and 3 young men were baptised
after months of prayer and discipleship. 
About 50 people celebrated together. 
More pics to come...

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

May Team On The Way!!!

We've had texts/emails from team members as they transitioned through Chicago and London.  WooHoo!  They will be here soon!  The 8 gals will occupy the "red & blue" rooms and share a shower.  Our 4 fellas will be 2 in a small bedroom and 2 in the parlor.  They will share the shower with Tom, Bo and me!  One big family!!!  Time to PAR-TAY!!!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Open for business!!!

Such excitement for Mabinty, instructor & mentor, and the cosmetology gals as they launch into a business cooperative!  Prayers of dedication, encouraging words from Rev Sam Kargbo, Donald Conteh and David Bonnet and the signing of a micro-loan agreement.  Presentation of Bibles by Tom & Beck.  An amazing time of celebration!!!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Finishing Touches!

Finishing touches are underway for the Grand Opening set for Monday of the Divine Provision Beauty Saloon!  Yes, salons are called saloons here in Sierra Leone!  Ten women who have completed a year of cosmetology training through Project Retore Hope are launching a business cooperative.  We pray the very best for them in this new venture!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

FBC McKinney has left the building!!

We are praising the Lord for 500 people who "left the church building" on Sunday to "go and be" the church by "WALKING FOR WATER" to raise funds to expand the water well system at Hosetta School for Special Needs Children!!!  Actually, thousands from our church go out annually for "GO & BE SUNDAY," and are involved in ministry projects throughout the city of McKinney and beyond!  Bravo, and thank you from the depths of our hearts!