Class is in Session!

This week, we received some pictures from our teammate, Joan, of a class that was held this week at the Bible Institute in Kara!

 

This is the view from Joan’s apartment in Kara. The large green roofed building in the back is the orphanage and next to it (hidden from view) is the Bible Institute.

And this week, 7 men have been attending class on that campus!

Honoré (pictured below), an ABWE missionary and Togolese National, is teaching the class. Here, they are focusing specifically on John 20:30-31.

“Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.”

Allen and I would love to provide some biblical teaching, too, so we were excited to see that being done. We don’t know how God will fit us into this ministry, but we are waiting expectantly with open hands!

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Elementary Teacher Needed

This and last school year, the Lord has blessed us with a wonderful teacher for our missionary kids. Marilyn Scraver invested two years of her heart into our kids. However, in June, she plans to retire. Aunt Marilyn’s time here has allowed us missionary moms to apply ourselves to other work and ministries on our team. We are all prepared to homeschool again next year, but it would cause us to have to minimize what we are able to do for our team.

Would you please pray with us that God might send us another teacher for 1-2 years to teach our elementary aged MKs? Contact us to learn more!

 

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2018 HBB Christmas Catalog

We want to invite you to celebrate Christmas with Hôpital Baptiste Biblique this year! As we enter the Christmas season, our hearts express gratitude to God for the gift of Christ who came to save. Give a gift of physical and spiritual healing to those in Togo. Check out this link to our 2018 Christmas Catalog and see how you can make a difference!

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Have you met Prosper?

Early Sunday morning, we drove to a small church on top of the mountain. The ABWE leadership is visiting Togo. The vice president, Dave Woodard, is preaching this morning at a mountain church behind Hôpital Baptiste Biblique. He speaks on having a relationship with Jesus. To help illustrate his sermon, he points to a young boy sitting in the front row.

“I don’t know this boy or his name. So, how can I be his friend?” Dave then extends his hand in greeting and asks what the boy’s name is.

The boy replies, “My name is Prosper.”

Dave explains, “I now know Prosper’s name. However, I still don’t really know him. Likewise, many people have heard of the name of Jesus. But they don’t know Him.”

Dave takes a seat next to Prosper. “Now, if I spent some time with Prosper and talked with him, then we could say we are friends.”

Dave goes on to explain that if we want to grow in our relationship with Christ, we need to spend time with Him. To be a follower of God you don’t want to keep your relationship with God a secret. You want to tell others! “If I’m good friends with Prosper, I want to tell others about Prosper!”

Dave walks to the next pew where a young girl was sitting. “Hi, would you like to meet my friend Prosper?”

The girl smiles big as she wiggles in her seat and nods her head.

Dave finishes by saying, “We need to be actively telling others about Jesus and what he did for us on the cross.”

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-Shared by Liz Ortiz

Christmas Wish List for the Christian Schools

Christians in Togo Celebrate Christmas, too!  Here’s how YOU can spread a little Christmas cheer this year for your brothers and sisters in Christ in Togo, West Africa!

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You can participate by making a donation at ABWE.org/give. Use account #0763451 for the ministry of Andrew and Mary Ward in Togo, West Africa, marking your gift for one of the needs mentioned:

-Teacher Medical Needs
-Student Scholarship
-ASEL Registration
-Curriculum

Christians in Togo Celebrate Christmas, too!  Here’s how YOU can spread a little Christmas cheer this year for your brothers and sisters in Christ in Togo, West Africa!

-Shared by Mary Ward

ABWE Leadership visits Togo

A year ago, Paul Davis was appointed president of ABWE. Since then, he has been traveling the world visiting the different countries where ABWE works. On this trip it was Togo’s turn.

“ABWE’s vision has not changed,” Paul stated during a Sunday night worship service at the missionary guesthouse. “As the new president, the most common question I’m asked is, ‘What is your new vision?’” Paul explained, “Our vision is to fulfill the Great Commission by multiplying leaders, churches, and missions movements among every people.”

ABWE has been around for 90 years. It’s encouraging that the vision has remained the same throughout all 90 years and that the vision still rings true in Togo. During the leadership team’s time in Togo, they were able to experience first-hand the variety of ministries here. The ministries vary from medical and Christian education, to aviation and church planting, and more.

It was an encouragement to have the leadership team out in Togo, and it was exciting to be able to show off some of the amazing work God is doing through the ministries here. We look forward to them coming back again to see more of the marvelous work that God is doing here in Togo.

-Shared by Liz Ortiz

Shining Jesus’ Light

The Mallay family served at Hôpital Baptiste Biblique from December 2016-January 2018.  When their oldest daughter, Arwen experienced health problems, they returned to the States. She was diagnosed with cancer and has been in treatment since then.  The article in the following link was written by Arwen Mallay for the World Medical Mission/Samaritan’s Purse Magazine this summer.

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Follow her story at Mallays On A Mission