In May of 2009 Tom, Sally,
and their three younger children moved to Ethiopia.
Little did they know the journey on which they were about to embark! Throughout their journey — filled with joy, hope, ups, downs, twists and turns — they can clearly see God’s hand upon each step of the way. By the fall of 2009, Six Baer Essentials, a registered Non-For Profit, was born to raise money for the Baer’s to support various educational projects and for the after-school program started in a simple one-room mud hut.
Today the programs consist of a church plant, a school of over 100 children including English language training, family crisis support, and more.
Learn more about Baer Essentials Ethiopia here.
In 2014 the Baer’s returned to Kazakhstan where one of their daughters was born. In 2017 they returned again and in 2018 they spent 3 months teaching English. They continue to support an ongoing orphan care program for orphans aging out of the orphanage.
In 2018 the Baer’s purchased a 30-foot 5th wheel travel trailer and a Dodge 2500 truck to begin a long-term volunteer tour of the USA. Head to the blog to learn more about where they are currently located and what they are doing.
Learn more about Baer Essentials USA here.
In 2014 the Baer’s spent 5 months in Nepal supporting a variety of projects through small business start-up consultation and teaching English. Today the Baer’s support a hospitality business that provides training for underserved individuals in the community.