“Never say you will pray about a thing; pray about it.” – O. Chambers
Family Trip to Togo: In just a few hours our family will board a plane headed to Togo. Since we left in December, 2008, we have not been back together as a family even though I’ve been back twice.
Christine and the boys are super excited (and me too!) to get to see and visit with our Togolese brothers and sisters in Jesus!
It’s going to be a rough trip though and so we ask for your prayers for safety and health. More specifically, we ask that you pray that God would give us strength and wisdom to encourage and bless Christians and Churches.
We would be so blessed if you would pray for us each day.
- Thursday (April 7): Depart Kigali. We will spend the night in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
- Friday: Arrive in Lomé. We will spend the night in Lomé with Laté and Minen.
- Saturday: Visit Vogan and Tabligbo. We will spend the night in Tabligbo.
- Sunday: Visit Sedomé and worship with Batoé Church Cluster. I will be dealing with a difficult leadership and church situation and need much wisdom! We will spend the night in Batoé village.
- Monday: Visit and encourage Batoé Christians. We will spend the night in Lomé.
- Tuesday: Visit and encourage Adangbe Christians. Christine will be participating in an Eve Literacy class and the boys and I will be harvesting pineapples on the Ag Mission Farm. We will spend the night in the Kpotonou village.
- Wednesday: More pineapple harvesting. We will spend the night back in Lomé.
- Thursday: Eat at the boys favorite restaurants and go swimming where we used to go on our days off. This is a “fun” day for the boys to get to do some of the fun things they enjoyed in Lomé while we were living there. We will spend the night in Lomé.
- Friday: Depart Lomé and fly through Ethiopia to Kigali.
- Saturday (April 16): Arrive in Kigali at 1:40 am! Full of joyful experiences and exhausted physically:)
Prayer for Denni and Sedomé’s Leaders: Pictured left are Denni and Daniel, two of the leaders from the Sedomé and Batoé cluster of Churches. I worked closely with these men for over eight years! These past few months, Denni, the man on the left with the great smile, has fallen into a terrible and sinful situation. He has left the faith, admitted that he is sinning but says he will not stop or repent. Because of his status as a leader he has brought great shame upon the Christians in this area and they are very discouraged.
On Sunday, I’ll be meeting with this church and hopefully will get to see Denni. Please ask the Lord to give me wisdom and courage to bless as well as confront; to say what I need to say and do what I need to do so that the church can recover and Denni repent.
I’ll send a full report when we return in a couple of weeks.