- October 12, 2015
I am so thankful for your prayers over the past couple of weeks. Thank you for believing in the power of prayer!
Saying goodbye to my parents and sister & brother-in-law never gets easier. It is as hard for them as it is for me. I am so thankful we love each other enough to hurt when separated. That is a blessing in itself. Jesus told us we are to love Him more than our family (Luke 14:26). That is not an easy saying of His, but He gives us grace to follow where He leads.
I arrived in Togo on September 30 after flying into Accra, Ghana. I did some unpacking at the house, then headed North to Mango on October 5 to visit friends, see the new hospital ministry, and take pictures. Now I’m in the capital city of Lome down on the coast for the purpose of buying books for the CRC, as well as buying groceries. No dull moments so far!
I want to thank the Lord for providing 100% of the funds needed for French New Testaments and French Gospel tracts! God is faithful to help us distribute His Word and share His Gospel.
I would like to ask you to pray for physical healing for our literature translator, Magguie. Many of you know of this faithful and joyful servant who has worked in our ministry for a number of years. Suffering the advanced effects of diabetes, Magguie has just had her right big toe amputated. This will require adjustment for her on multiple levels, and complete healing will prevent her from having to have more of her foot removed. I was traveling when she had the surgery, but I’ve spoken with her by phone and she says she is doing well in every way. Thank the Lord for His peace in her heart!
I will stay in touch as I can. Internet in Togo comes and goes for various reasons. Currently it seems that the phone company has gone bankrupt, so we do not know what the solution will be for reliable communication. Please pray with us about this situation, because our work in Togo, no matter what it is, benefits from being able to communicate/do research by internet . . . not to speak of the blessing of being able to stay in touch with family, friends, and those who support us in various ways!