Memorial Service

Greetings from Togo – and thank you so very much for your continued prayers for all of us (missionary and Togolese) who are serving our God in this part of the world.  There are times when the fatigue (not just physical but emotional) is huge.

And then I am reminded that God renews my strength, that He toddallows me to “mount up with wings as an eagle, to run and not be weary, and to walk and not faint” (from Isaiah 40:31). And I am reminded that you are standing with me in prayer – and I cannot thank you enough!

The last time I wrote was just after Todd DeKryger, our missionary surgeon in Mango (our northern hospital), went to heaven.   This past week Todd was buried at the Hospital of Hope in Mango. A small service was attended by missionaries, hospital employees, and Muslim friends of the DeKrygers. Friday evening Jennifer, the boys, and a wonderful group of missionaries from the north arrived here at our southern hospital for a memorial service for Todd that was held Saturday morning.  I just returned from that service; what a very special time of honoring God and sharing together our love for Todd and explaining to those who do not know Jesus Christ the joy and peace and assurance of eternal life that is possible because of Him!  Jennifer speaking.jpgDuring the service, our nursing supervisor, Mensah, told about the last time he and Todd were together.  At that time, Todd said the following:  “Mensah, we are in a battle.  Some of us may die.  It might be me; it might be my wife; it might be one of my boys.  But we continue on in faith.”  Continue reading Memorial Service

Todd Dekryger 

“Well done, good and faithful servant.” These are words that Todd Dekryger heard yesterday when he met Jesus face to face.

Todd was working with his family as ABWE missionaries in North Togo. His heart for the Togolese and godly character were contagious. Many on the Togo South Team worked closely with him over his years of ministry at the southern hospital. Since last year he’s been the chief of staff at the Hospital of Hope in Mango.

Todd will be missed greatly by our team and we pray especially for his wife and 4 sons as they grieve his loss.

Read ABWE’s post

Here is an account of Todd’s last few days on this earth.

Evan & Breanna's Global Missions

We write to you in overwhelming grief and shock. The last two weeks have been a blur and filled with endless prayers seeking peace and healing for Todd DeKryger. The following paragraphs are a collection of tributes and information on the Dekryger family that we have recopied from various emails, Facebook posts and other blogs. Our desire is to give our readers a broad picture of the work of this family here as well as the impact they have made on the place in which we are now serving.
Todd and his family (wife Jennifer and four boys: William, Grant, Luke, and Drew) are missionaries in Mango, Togo. The family first served in the southern hospital, Hôpital Baptiste Biblique, since 2005. When the DeKryger family moved to Mango in 2013, he poured his energy into the construction of the hospital, so that his fingerprints are literally found in every corner…

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