Katie joins Tomorrow Come as a part-time Director. Originally from California, Katie earned her Bachelors Degree in Literature from Claremont McKenna College, and her Elementary Teaching Certification from the University of Montana. Once she arrived in Montana, she never left. Katie is a wife to Kirk, and mother to Jamie and Austin. She brings with her experience recruiting and educating volunteers, event planning and program management skills, and several years of non-profit experience. She was fortunate to make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem in 2013. As a result, she has been passionate about peace and justice and caring for the least among us ever since. Katie went to Ethiopia in 2017, and left a huge part of her heart there. She can’t wait to go back!
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Arturo works as a neurologist at the Regional Neuroscience Center in Billings, Montana. He has served on medical missions through multiple organizations providing outreach to underprivileged countries including Bosnia, Croatia, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Kenya, and Ethiopia. He is also a Clinical Neurology Instructor at the University of Washington School of Medicine and a visiting Neurologist Instructor at the University of Gondar School of Medicine in Ethiopia. Arturo sponsors multiple children at New Hope, and has been to Ethiopia too many times to count. He currently coordinates the medical trips to Ethiopia two times a year, and is our most enthusiastic supporter.
In 2010, after a 31-year career as an Air Traffic Controller, Steve went to Ethiopia to work on the water project at New Hope Center for Children and Handicapped. Since then, Steve has returned to Ethiopia 10 times to work on other projects. He also brought his teenage son, Luke on two of those trips, sharing his experiences with the next generation. God has put New Hope and Ethiopia on his heart as a place to share his talents and blessings. Steve wants to keep building what New Hope needs as well as continue building relationships with the kids and staff. When not in Ethiopia Steve is one of the Helpful Hardware Folks at Kings Ace Hardware in Billings.
Michelle has over 10 years of sales and marketing experience in the healthcare industry. She has worked on multiple product launches in both large-size and start-up companies in Chicago and New York. Michelle has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Chicago in economics and a Masters of Business Administration from Kellogg Northwestern School of Management where she majored in marketing, management in organizations and entrepreneurship and innovation.
Brian is a real estate investor and business entrepreneur. Brian worked in the oil and gas industry for 3 years as a health, safety, and environmental trainer before buying a property management company, which he currently operates out of Watford City, North Dakota. He has a Bachelors degree from Montana State University in Health and Human Performance and Mass Communication. Brian has been involved in mission work for 5 years; serving on various projects in Brazil and Ethiopia.
Born on a small farm in Missouri in 1945. The first of seven children to ever go to college, Jim obtained a MA Degree in Science Education from Truman University in Missouri in 1969. A Vietnam Vet, Jim taught science in Wyoming and Montana for over 30 years. After mission trips to Brazil Jim’s youngest son urged them to visit Africa. In 2011, Jim and his wife went to Africa and helped with the New Hope Center for Children and Handicapped. They immediately fell in love with the children and it has become a passion of theirs ever since.
Pam is a wife, a mom of 7; his, mine and ours, and a “nana” of 13. Jim and Pam have sponsored several kids from different countries for many years and consider them their kids too. Pam Huskey is also a nurse and is currently practicing in a crisis pregnancy center where she meets with women who may have an unplanned pregnancy. She considers this work a ministry where she can listen to them, talk with them and pray with them when they allow.
Pam and her husband Jim have been on several mission trips to Brazil. Pam believes the people you think you are impacting, totally turn your life completely around and change your life forever. She also believes that in serving God your efforts will be multiplied.
After 33 years working as an industrial electrician for ExxonMobil, Bob accepted an invitation in March of 2010 to serve on a mission team tasked with installing a potable water well at New Hope Center for Children and Handicapped. The challenge seemed to fit his skill set perfectly. That project was a miraculous success, and the rest is history. Returning to Ethiopia 6 times since retiring in 2012, there have been many projects. But his real reason for returning is the love from the children, and his love for them. Bob believes these relationships are all important. In everything we do we must leave the children with unwavering confidence in God’s love and provision. Married for 42 years, Bob’s wife Voni is a passionate supporter of Tomorrow Come and New Hope. Together they sponsor multiple children in Ethiopia and in the Philippines.
Clayton and his wife Karri live in Billings, Montana with their 5 children. After over fourteen years of working with Stillwater Mining Company, Clay left that position to spend more time with his wife and young children, and to focus on their businesses. Clayton and Karri each have an entrepreneurial spirit. Together the Sweets have several small businesses including childcare, real-estate rentals, and construction, and they are currently in the process of starting another business venture. When he is not at work or with his family, you can usually find him at his church where he is involved in different ministries. With God as his guide, Clayton combines his many years of experience in business and construction, and his wife’s vast knowledge of working with children. This, he believes, makes being a part of the Tomorrow Come family is a perfect fit for his life. Clay knows that God will continue to use these things for His good, and is excited to be a part of Tomorrow Come.
Willie has worked in agriculture for 23 years as a crop adviser and agronomist. He has a Bachelor of Science in Crop and Soil Science from Oregon State University. Willie has been on 5 mission trips to Ethiopia, as well as Brazil and Bolivia. Willie has a wife, Jennifer, and daughter, Julianna. Julianna has been on two mission trips to Ethiopia and currently attends University of Montana Western as a Pre-Med student. Willie and family reside in Cascade, Montana, and sponsor Kiya and Birqi.
Hanna Gov Ari
Hanna was born and raised in Israel, where she completed medical school. She relocated with her family to the US 17 years ago, and completed her residency at UAMS in rural Arkansas. She has been an associate professor at the Family and Community Medicine Department, in Columbia, MO. for 10 years, where she loves taking care of patients of all ages. Over the last several years, she developed a passion for global medicine, traveling to various places such as Nicaragua, India, Haiti, the Philippines, Ethiopia and Jamaica, where she sees patients in clinics and teaches at the local medical schools. Hanna instantly fell in love with Ethiopia the first time she visited the country back in 2014. It started as another medical mission, but she ended up falling in love with the kids of New Hope, and she has been back three additional times. Ethiopia, New Hope, and the kids there are a big part of her heart and her life, and it was only natural for her to join Tomorrow Come Foundation. She is hoping to continue building strong relationships with the kids, support them emotionally and help shape their lives and their futures. In addition, Hanna is also planning to continue collaborating with the local medical school in Ethiopia, and hopefully create more opportunities for sharing knowledge and experiences. She sponsors Obsaa, Alem and Dejene.
Lauren is a clinical pharmacist at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, the primary teaching hospital for Penn Medicine. Both as a student and as a pharmacist, she has used her pharmacy expertise to make an impact with indigent populations. She has served on multiple medical missions to underprivileged countries including Haiti, Dominican Republic and Kenya. She has also traveled to the Navajo Nation and the Pine Ridge Reservation to help provide healthcare services within the United States. Lauren has a passion for serving the impoverished and an interest in advancing education in third world countries. In the future, Lauren hopes to help advance pharmacy knowledge in third world areas and provide opportunities for pharmacy students to participate in medical mission work.
Ron, married to Becky, graduated from Montana State University in Microbiology and was the Billings and Beyond Pastor for Faith Chapel. He is involved in all forms of ministry both locally and internationally. He has led many mission teams to Guatemala, Brazil, Belize, Ethiopia and several times to the Philippines. He believes that with God all things are possible and finds it a privilege to help those less fortunate than ourselves to go further in life than their current status and opportunities would allow or offer.
Alyson Visgauss from Alyson Visgauss Photography graciously became our photographer in November of 2014. Originally from New York, she will be posting some of her pictures from our latest trip and will be photographing the NH Orphanage, the New Hope School, the community and future medical and humanitarian missions with Tomorrow Come Foundation whenever possible.
We are very grateful to Mark Hanson who has volunteered his services to TCF. Mark received his Bachelor of Science degree at Montana State University in Motion Picture Production. His background includes: Production Manager at KULR-TV Billings over 25 years, Video Producer at Faith Chapel over 12 years and many years ago he worked for KRBN Radio in Red Lodge, Montana.
We have had over the last two years highly committed volunteers who wanted to make a difference in these children’s lives and we want to acknowledge their contributions.
Dona Kabeary has been a widow since November of 2006. She is the mother of four, grandmother of seven, and soon to be great-grandmother in November of this year, just before turning 70. She has served the Lord for the past 25 year in Billings Montana at Faith Chapel Foursquare Church. It was while working at the church that she was given her first opportunity to go to Ethiopia in June of 2009 It was an experience which would changed her life in every way. Dona has been devoted to serving the children of New Hope Center through development and oversight to the sponsorship program ever since that first trip. What began with 48 orphans and less than 20 sponsors has grown to over 70 children and 130 sponsors. It has been her goal to find three sponsor for ever child living at New Hope Center, which enables the organization to meet the needs of the orphans, the staff, and allows them to bring more orphans out of the community. Many sponsors sponsor multiple children.
“Without a doubt, this has been a call the Lord put upon my heart, a call which has changed how I look at the world. The Lord has given me many amazing experiences while in Ethiopia: working side by side, and leading short term teams once a year for the past 7 years; living for months with the children and even taking a camping trip with 48 children, plus 8 staff; teaching English in the classrooms when they were without an English teacher; praying over the sick, loving on and being loved, but none of these experiences were as overwhelming as being able to be a part of working with Suleiman and the government to find the most vulnerable children in the community so we could bring them into the orphanage, Children who were without hope all of a sudden given a bed too sleep in, food to eat, safety, medicine, and education…nothing can compare to seeing this transforming power. I have been blessed to be a blessing…and in return blessed beyond description.” Dona Kabeary
Thelma and Henry Stevens
Thelma and Hank, now retired, started collecting used laptops with their close friend Mr Earl Herman and because of their initiative over the last two years we have been able to bring 30 laptops to the New Hope School in Guder, Ethiopia. Two years ago none of the 17 teachers, nor school principal, had any laptops. The school children had never seen or touched one.Now the teachers are able to use these laptops to improve these children’s education. They can prepare classes and will expand their knowledge to levels they had never seen before. Last month we were able to provide a projector which can be attached to a laptop and the government through their Plazma program is able to teach these kids, saving a lot of money to the school.
Western Office Supply
Earl Herman from Western Office, has also been collecting used laptops given by different donors. With the help of Western Office workers who have volunteered their time, these laptops have been refurbished and “cleaned” so they can be used safely at the New Hope School. Now for the first time, thanks to Western Office, there is a small computer classroom at the school and these laptops are being used by children in Grades 9 and 10. The teachers and school principal are using these laptops and figuring ways to educate these children better. The “newer laptops”, recently brought by different teams, are getting better. Two weeks ago we were able to bring our first new Apple computer. The contribution by Western Office workers is immense and unmeasurable. Our goal is 50 laptops by 2016.
Beverly works as a Development Officer for Dancers’ Workshop – Jackson Hole Center for the Arts , and in spite of her busy schedule, has graciously volunteered to help in a book campaign to build a library at New Hope and send educational materials.Thanks to Beverly, we were able to bring almost 100 lb of children’s books in our recent trip and they are now in the orphan’s quarters. These books will improve the knowledge of English language especially at this age. We will continue to build the library at New Hope, book by book.
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New Hope Center for Children and Handicapped
This is a secondary school to help serve the orphans of New Hope Center for Children and Handicapped near Guder, Ethiopia. The New Hope Center for Children and Handicapped now has 75 orphans and an elementary school within the orphanage campus. This elementary school also educates children from the village for a combined sum of close to 400 children. The on-campus water well supplies water to approximately 800 people from the surrounding community
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