History & Vision
Everything Starts with Education- Tomorrow Come Foundation was created to provide a safe home, to support a healthy life, and to foster growth through education for the children in and around New Hope Center for Children and Handicapped in Guder, Ethiopia. In doing this, Tomorrow Come hopes to empower the children to be productive citizens and future leaders of their community and country.
For the children in and around New Hope Center for Children and Handicapped, Tomorrow Come Foundation exists to support their home, their health, their faith and their future.
- For their Home: TCF is helping New Hope build, expand and maintain its facilities so the resident children have a safe, sustainable and caring home.
- For their Health: TCF helped to build and maintain a safe, consistent, fresh water system for the Center as well as for the surrounding community. TCF coordinates medical professionals to care for the needs of the children at the Center and in the surrounding community. In addition, these medical teams provide ongoing medical training for the local professionals in and around Guder, Ethiopia.
- For their Faith: TCF joins the children and local community in worship, teaching, and sharing of the Gospel.
- For their Future: TCF strongly believes that education is the most important tool a person can have. If we educate the children at New Hope School, provide basic health and education to the community, assist in the development of infrastructure for the village, we will help to empower the people, and create citizens who are productive and successful members of their community and country.
With your support, we will be able to create lasting changes that continue to give back to the community for many generations to come.
What’s in a Name?
Several names were offered and the actual name came from the orphans themselves. In their broken English, they would lovingly and anxiously ask, “Tomorrow Come?”, which means, are you coming back tomorrow? This question led to a larger question – when will tomorrow come for these children? The answer starts with the Tomorrow Come Foundation.
In September of 2011 Arturo Echeverri, M.D. went on a medical mission in the town of Makele in Northern Ethiopia with the International Medical Relief group. After completing the mission, he went to Guder, Ethiopia to meet the orphans he and his family had been sponsoring for the last couple of years at New Hope Center for Children and Handicapped. When he finally reached the orphanage, he could not help but fall in love with the other 50 orphans.
Around the same time, Jim Huskey and his wife Pam had been actively involved at improving communities in under-served areas throughout Brazil. At the urging of their youngest son, Brian, they decided to go to Africa to help the orphans at New Hope Center in 2011. They too fell in love with the children but were stricken by the poverty and living conditions of the surrounding town. The community around the orphanage lacked running water and food. Sanitation was extremely poor and disease was a daily threat. When they returned to the United States, they were determined to improve the lives of all of the children at New Hope Center and the surrounding community. They decided to join forces to start Tomorrow Come Foundation and create a partnership with the New Hope Center for Children and Handicapped to support and expand upon the work that Faith Chapel was already doing. Within weeks, several passionate volunteers, now board members, stepped in and became a vital part of this organization working together toward a common goal. Officially founded in July 2012, Tomorrow Come Foundation is a nonprofit (501(c)(3)) organization specifically created to build lasting infrastructure by building schools and improving the health and well being of children in Ethiopia.
Our initial project was to build a secondary school to help serve the orphans of New Hope Center for Children and Handicapped near Guder, Ethiopia. This was completed in October of 2013. By improving education of these children, we also improve the health and well-being of the community as a whole, which in turn will help the country of Ethiopia.
In 2016, Faith Chapel in Billings, Montana officially handed over their outreach program to Tomorrow Come Foundation. While we had been walking alongside of one another for several years, the handling of the finances and Sponsorship Program was turned over to TCF, and the partnership continues to flourish today. New Hope Center for Children and Handicapped now has over orphans and a school of nearly 700 students within the orphanage campus. Bringing technology and the best teachers to the school will help to create children who are proud, prepared and capable, and who will be give back to their community and contribute to its prosperity.
Medical and Humanitarian Mission Trips
With a 2019 population of approximately 112.8 million people, Ethiopia is the second most populated country in Africa. According to the World Health Organization, Ethiopians have the one of the lowest life expediencies in the world, and an average of 13% of all children are missing one or both parents. Nearly a quarter of these parents have been lost to the AIDs epidemic. Tomorrow Come Foundation believes that education is critical in breaking this cycle of poverty.
Ethiopia is, arguably, one of the most medically under-served countries in the world. In 2014, TCF started yearly missions focused not only on the health of the children at New Hope Center, but also on the health and education of the surrounding communities. TCF has been able to do this by combining humanitarian groups who focus on New Hope Center and school, and medical groups who educate patients and care givers about basic preventive health and hygiene.
Knowing there are not significant resources available in Ethiopia, we anticipate many opportunities to think creatively when developing infrastructure, diagnostic and therapeutic plans. We look forward to the challenge of identifying the community’s specific needs and strengths. We anticipate both challenges and rewards, and we will strive to be resourceful and help the community be more self sustaining. We strongly believe that if we educate the children at New Hope, provide basic health and education to the community, assist in the development, sustainability of infrastructure for the village, and empower the people, then we will be successful in our endeavor. People using their gifts in the service of others.
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*Note: Ethiopian Seasons are not like North American seasons. If you join us on a mission, here’s what to expect.
Fall: September-November: Harvesting season.
Winter: December-February: Dry season.
Spring: March-May: Heavy rain, hottest season.
Summer: June-August: Wet season; rains almost everyday.