Tuesday, December 19, 2017



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!

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First Baptist Church of McKinney
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1615 W Louisiana St
McKinney, TX 75069

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Sulaiman & kiddos!

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


Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted on Facebook November 21st

After 10 days of fairly nonstop with construction projects, meetings, visits with partners, loving on long-time relationships and encouraging conversations, we are all set to celebrate the American Thanksgiving with British friends surrounded by “pure dead brilliant” beauty (Scottish for ‘utterly amazing’) in Sierra Leone! Such a blessing to be with Ronnie and Mary for our third-in-a-row holiday season away from Tom’s mom, our kiddos and the GRANDS!!

Posted on Facebook November 23rd 

So blessed to be relaxing at Tokeh! It has become an occasional place of refuge for Tommy and me. Amazing staff! We’ve known Edward since 2012 when he was working at the newly opened Crown Xpress. When Tokeh Sands reopened in 2013, we came out for a day and fell in love with the breathtaking view! Matt (from UK) became the manager last year, and it’s been great to get to know him. I would say he’s a Man United fan, but he might strangle me!! Haha!