Tom and Nancy with their very special grandchildren
Gemma           Dillon    Natalia               Sophia          Mason

Tom Allen was born in Ohio in 1951, raised in Wisconsin until the early 70's. Tom graduated from Menasha High School in 1969. He served in the National Guard and Army Reserve before he attended Grand Rapids School of the Bible and Music, where he met and married his best friend, Nancy.Tom served Worldwide European Fellowship, ABWE, American Scripture Gift Mission, The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry and a few other ministries.

In 1981 Tom and Nancy were blessed with their first child, Jesse. Ben was born in 1983 and Martha in 1985. Tom has cleverly hidden the names of his children in each month's illustration and his grand children's names in their birth months.

In 1989, Tom, co-founded Zion's Hope, Inc. ministry in Orlando. By 1994 the ministry had grown and property was acquired for the mission headquarters and future expansion. The first attraction was built by Tom with staff, family, friends and volunteers, resulting in a 45 foot by 25 foot model of Jerusalem, 66 A.D. Millions of visitors have heard about the events of Jesus' last days before His crucifixion, burial and resurrection as they viewed the display. In February of 2001, The Holy Land Experience opened its gates featuring a full size replica of the Wilderness Tabernacle, a half-size Temple, the model of Jerusalem, a first century marketplace, a reproduction of Gordon's Calvary, and the world's largest private Bible collection, and a wax museum featuring the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.

It was in January of 2006 that Tom began to work full-time with
Friendly Greetings, Inc.™ and the Friendly Kritters™.
It is rewarding to look back and see what God has done,
and exciting to look forward to what He is doing.
I praise God for salvation found through the work of Jesus Christ on our behalf.

Rejoice with us in the birth of our grandchildren,
Dillon Thomas Allen, Gemma Marie Allen, Sophia Grace Allen, Natalia Elise Allen, and Mason James Allen

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