Wednesday, December 31, 2014


Over dinner tonight (with my parents!!! In Rwanda!!!!), team Beebe-Thomas shared our favorite memories of 2014. Here they are:
Simon playing soccer at kics
Talya Anna (friend from kindergarten in Ohio)
Charlie having Annie (he's been a great big brother to her this year)
Annie no comment, but my guess is it's Toddler Praise
Susie moving to Rwanda and my parents visiting us here
Ben traveling outside the us with me (Rwanda, Israel, Rwanda)
Dad Beebe Mark and Kim's wedding
Mom Beebe whole fam on the bridge for family pics

It's been a great one! On to the next 365 days that God has written in His book (psalm 139) 

Friday, December 19, 2014

Ben is a great boss...

...which is one of the reasons you should consider coming to work for KICS.
Other reasons are fun co-workers, a beautiful location, amazing kids, perfect weather year-round, and the opportunity to make an impact in the future of Rwanda, Africa, and the world. Also, while you'd be considered a missionary educator needing to raise support, we provide a decent service package to help with that.

Available positions are:
  • Grade 1 Teacher
  • Middle School Social Studies teacher
  • High School Math Teacher
  • Part-time primary music teacher
  • Foreign Language teacher
  • Primary principal
  • Instructional coordinator
  • Business manager
  • Spiritual Life Coordinator
  • School Counselor
  • Athletics and Activities Director

For more information, visit the employment page on the KICS website. Let us know if you're interested or apply now. 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Gifts for Growth

It's not too late to participate in our "Gifts for Growth" Campaign at KICS. We are 25% of the way to our $100,000 goal! Visit this website to make a donation. Thank you!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Giving Tuesday

So, I didn't know that was a thing. I guess, just like Hallmark made up Sweetest Day to sell cards, some missionaries created Giving Tuesday to help fill in the gaps in their support. Just kidding, that's not what happened I don't think. 

But, real or not, it's here and we'd like to ask you to consider making us part of your Year-end giving for 2014.  We are so thankful for the many ways you stand with us through prayer, connection and encouragement. 

As we approach the end of this year, we have three opportunities we are a part of that we would ask you to consider giving towards:

  1. To our personal ministry account.  We are full-time missionaries with CRU and as such raise all of our salary and benefits for us and our family.  To give to us, please visit: Those of you who receive our paper prayer letters will get a letter detailing our needs. 
  2. To our school where we are serving, Kigali International Community School.  For the first time, we are leading a giving campaign to help us cover some basic literacy and technology improvements for our school.  Web-Elves are working on getting our donation page up and running. If you'd like to donate towards KICS, contact us. We'll let you know when we get things running online.
  3. To a project we have been involved in through our parent organization that provides food in one of the most closed countries in all the world.  Through partnerships, we have been able to build a few factories that provide bread and soy milk for children.  You can visit to make a donation.  Once the donation is processed, Susie and I will forward the money on in an appropriate way.  Please send us an email or in the comments section let us know it is for the factory.
If you have any questions about either of these three opportunities please let us know.  

We thank you so much for considering us and the efforts we are serving with as part of your year-end giving.  Please know that  any amount, large or small, would be beneficial for us.