I was born in a small town in DeSoto, Missouri. I received my MA in Science Education from Truman University in MO. I was drafted into the war in Vietnam and was a computer operator for the Global Weather Center. After the war, I returned to teaching science in Wyoming and Montana for over 30 years. I then retired to start a business of building houses.
At Faith Chapel, my wife Pam, and son Brian, and I were invited to go on a mission trip to Brazil, which we loved! Once a missionary, always a missionary. Brian then went to Africa on a mission trip and told me that “you and mom need to go!” We prayed and thought about it, and God provided all that we needed. In 2011, we went to Africa to volunteer at New Hope Orphanage, and Pam and I started asking “How can we help?” The needs were so great that it didn’t take long to find a niche. We were going to help build a school! We fell in love with the children, and it has become a passion of ours ever since.
“God is good all the time; all the time God is good” was a saying that we learned from our mission’s leader, Ron Todd. We will never stop working to make a difference.
I am a mom and step-mom of 7, and a “nana” of 18. I am also a nurse and work at Riverstone Health Clinic in Billings. My husband, Jim, and I have sponsored and visited kids from different countries for many years. We have been on several mission trips to Brazil and Ethiopia, believing that the people you think you are impacting actually turn your life completely around and change your world forever.
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. Brian has a Bachelor’s degree from Montana State University in Health and Human Performance and Mass Communication. He has been involved in mission work for 5 years, serving on various projects in Brazil and Ethiopia.
I was born in the Basque Country (northern Spain), spent my childhood in Colombia, and finished high school in Connecticut. After medical school in Spain, I completed my Neurology residency and fellowships at SUNY in Syracuse and USF in Tampa.
I work at the Regional Neuroscience Center in Billings and am a Clinical Neurology Instructor for the University of Washington School of Medicine.
I have been involved with medical teams and organizations in Bosnia, Croatia, Honduras, Kenya, Dominican Republic, and Ethiopia. It was after a medical mission in 2011 when I felt a calling to help orphanages in Ethiopia and assist medically as a visiting neurologist at their medical schools. I am passionate about these children and my goal is to continue to provide health and education to them, making sure they obtain the best educational opportunities they can get and to continue to collaborate with the nearby medical schools.
“Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls” Jeremiah 6:16
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.
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.
Willie has worked in agriculture for more than 20 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 many mission trips to Ethiopia, as well as Brazil and Bolivia with his 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 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. Hanna has been an associate professor in 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 many 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 schools in Ethiopia, and hopefully create more opportunities for sharing knowledge, education and experiences.
I have worked in the medical industry as a sales representative for over 23 years for companies Merck, Medtronic, and currently Nevro. It was during my first job with Merck that I met and became friends with Arturo Echeverri. He told me about all the beautiful kids at New Hope. It wasn’t until 2015 that I was able to do my first mission trip to Ethiopia and instantly fell in love with the kids. This experience changed my life so profoundly that I took all five of my kids back to Africa in 2017!
Outside of work, I enjoy oil painting, and I show my work in multiple galleries across Montana. One piece dear to my heart is one that I did of my Ethiopian daughter, Emabet, after returning from my first trip.
My husband, Dean, and I sponsor four of the New Hope kids.
I was born and raised in Montana to hard working and God loving parents. My dad taught me from a young age about hard work, strong morals, and taking care of those who are in need.
I attended Montana State University to study Construction management and then started my construction company working in Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, California and then back to Montana. My wife, Dena, and I have been in construction for over 40 years and moved over 28 times in our 43 years of marriage. The Lord went with us everywhere we went and blessed us with three fine boys and now four fantastic granddaughters. We are blessed with a close family and loving friends.
When we moved back to Montana, Dena and I started a cattle ranch by the Judith Mountains 20 miles from Lewistown. We raised cattle and ranched for over 15 years there. We joined a wonderful church family and continued to make life-long friends and memories.
My Christian life began while working in Wyoming. The Lord led my wife and I to Paradise Valley Christian Church where we accepted the Lord Jesus, gave him our hearts, and became followers of his teachings. While in Wyoming, my Brother in Christ and best friend, Jim Huskey (President of Tomorrow Come Foundation), helped me in my walk with Christ by his example of dedication, service, and love for the Lord.
My first trip to Africa was more of a blessing to me than anything I could have done for the children there. I never experienced what love was more than from what the orphans and other children freely gave. The Lord has opened the door for me to use my construction skills to further his kingdom and I will serve.
This year I was asked to join the board of the Tomorrow Come Foundation and I was blessed to be accepted. The Lord has blessed me beyond anything I desire, and I am overjoyed to share those gifts and blessings with others, to be used by God to further his kingdom.
“Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them”. John 14:23
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October 21, 2020 was a good day at Camp on the Boulder; Ron had worked hard, accomplished some good things, and was going home to “Pete’, then “Boy Howdy!” a lifetime desire happened; Jesus took Ron home. Ron along with his twin brother David was gifted to Hardin and Shirley Todd on October 26, 1952 in Billings MT. He went to Rimrock School, Lincoln Jr. High, and graduated from Billings Senior High in 1970. He played saxophone and the bassoon in the band and orchestra. His renown name of “Toad” was given him by his would-be wife, Becky, because of a solo saxophone song, “Teddy the Toad.” Ron married his high school sweetheart, Becky, 48 years ago. Ron graduated from Montana State University in Microbiology- environmental health. He worked for the Billings Waste–Water Treatment for two years then was employed by Montana Power as a leadman electrician/instrument technician where he worked for 15 years. In 1991, Ron became a pastor at Faith Chapel Church in Billings—a dream and calling he had waited on God to release to him. Ron retired from Faith Chapel in 2015 but never stopped doing things for God’s glory and purpose.
He loved sports, the out of doors, telling a story, doing a project but most of all he loved people—especially helping people.
Ron had a zeal and vision for serving in missions both abroad and locally. He went to Ethiopia 33 times to love on and help the children at New Hope Home for Children. He also went to Bohol Philippines 33 times to love and help the deaf children at IDEA. He also built churches in Brazil and the Philippines as well as doing mission trips to Belize, Guatemala, and Turkey. Ron was in his sweet spot when he could do a project with a team to help and share Jesus with others. God had given him a new sweet spot within the last two years. He was, with the help of great volunteers, remodeling and refurbishing the Camp on the Boulder outside of Big Timber, MT.
He is survived by mother, Shirley Todd, wife Becky, sister Pam Bevolden (Curtis), brother David (Pam), a daughter Sarah (Matt), son Luke (Christy) and son Sam (Kara). Other special survivors include Uncle Ed (Audrey), as well as cousins Greg (Kathie), Sandy, and Phyllis (Scott) along with nephew Mark (Jessica) and nieces Beth (Shawn) and Amy (Josh). “Pops” delighted and loved his grandchildren immensely: Jessie and Levi, Hannah and Tatum as well as Eli, Ella, Evelyn, and Annelise. His heartfelt prayer was that his family would love and serve Jesus.
Thank you, Ron, for loving Jesus with your “all”; it showed and helped us to do the same.
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.
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, and 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 80 children and more than 200 sponsors. In 2016, Dona passed the torch to Tomorrow Come Foundation, but has remained an advocate and consultant ever since.
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 many 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 were given a bed to 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 I have been blessed beyond description.