My sister and I recently had the privilege of visiting Panama City Beach, FL for a couple of nights! It was so beautiful! What a special treat to get to use a friend’s lovely beach home, only a stone’s throw from the ocean. On the way back home, we were in a (relatively minor) rear-ending collision. This scenario reminded me of Matthew 17—you should read it and note that Jesus and His closest disciples had a most amazing, indescribable “mountain top experience” but immediately after that, they came down the mountain, met crowds of people (what a way to shatter the peace of the intimate setting on the mountain!), healed a man’s son, and paid their taxes. Hmmm . . . sort of like two days and two nights on a beautiful, white, sandy beach with its emerald water and lazy waves . . . to standing outside in the rain responding to a policeman’s questions while gazing with a dazed expression at your car’s bumper, which happens to be stuck on the other car . . . ! We are thankful to be safe; The other car’s occupants were fine; the $3,800 worth of damage is already repaired.
I want to thank those of you who gave so generously for French New Testaments and French Gospel tracts for Togo. I am always humbled as God’s people give so His Word can be shared! Our ministry has received $5,100.00 for this need, and we’ve been promised $500 more. Under $2,000 remains, and I am confident the Lord will take care of the rest in His way and in His time. Please email me if you are interested in joining those who have already helped.
I appreciate you for praying for my vein procedure; it will take several more treatments after I get to Togo. Thankfully a vascular surgeon will be there at the end of November to continue the process.
Only 23 days remain until I return to Togo, and once again my family and I anticipate saying goodbye. Please pray for grace and peace for us, as this is never easy, and indeed, it only gets harder. Also please pray for wisdom as I order books, Bibles, tracts, paper, and supplies for our work in Togo. The container ships in November. Pray for wisdom and logistics of purchasing $6650 worth of large print Ewe Bibles. The Bible Society of Togo does not seem to want to make these available, so we are doing it the hard way and making the purchase in Ghana. The Lord will bless His Word and it is certainly worthwhile to “jump through hoops” to make the large print edition available to the many individuals who need it.
Here’s the beach: