- April 5, 2014
I’ve attached a photo here of Mme. Kalaba, who is one of our hospital employees. This woman loves the Word of God, and in this picture she is reading her French study Bible out loud. She is one of many Togolese I have witnessed expressing great joy in the Word. Any time you talk with this lady, she is ready to relate some principle she has learned.
What would we ever do without it? Think about it . . . no Bible in our own language???
For the past two years here in Togo, we have been unable to get copies of the Ewe (pronounced “evay”) Bible that the people are used to. I’ve written to you about this before, and today I’m writing about it again, because one of our Ghanaian brothers, also one of our hospital employees, is traveling to Ghana tomorrow, specifically take Monday and Tuesday to visit with some men he feels can help us get the needed Ewe Bibles. We are praying that the Bible Society of Ghana (we believe they are “in charge” of the Ewe Bible printing; Ewe is a large tribal language that spans both Togo and Ghana) will agree to print these Bibles. We are suggesting they offer the 1991 version along with the new one that they seem to be insisting everyone use.
Please pray over the next few days, especially April 7 & 8, as our brother, named Divine, makes these visits in order to find out how we can get the needed copies of the Ewe scriptures. Divine is taking his vacation days to travel on behalf of the CRC bookstore. He has a painful back, so we are praying he can travel safely and with a minimum of discomfort. Please pray for results! The Lord obviously knows the solution to this situation, and can lead our brother to the answer.
I remember learning this verse many years ago, and it’s a favorite of mine:
“Your words were found, and I did eat them,
and your word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart . . . .” Jeremiah 15:16
And I love how God’s servant Job said, “I have esteemed the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.” Job 23:12
All of you know how important God’s Word is! Thank you for praying that the Bible Society in West Africa will print these scriptures for the people of Togo and Ghana.