Out of my comfort zone…

Since 2010, my wife Mary and I, with our daughter Winnie, have been working among the unreached people of Agni in north east Côte d’Ivoire. So coming to northern Togo for the mission trip this July was a huge challenge, especially since we are just starting our work in Côte d’Ivoire and we don’t really have any financial support. Without any means of transportation, I had to entrust my needs to God, waiting for Him to supply. I moved by faith and God provided at the last moment. I thank God for His faithfulness and for His protection as I traveled across the long distances. I was very touched by the bad condition of the roads leading up to northern Togo. Since this was the rainy season, it was even harder to travel.

I have been on previous mission trips with Adonai Partners in Togo. What impressed me this year was the enthusiasm, the confidence and the commitment of the team to win the Tamberma people to Christ. Meeting Ivoirians on the team who have come to serve in my own country was very exciting. I was also very encouraged by the love and encouragement that my family has received from Adonai Partners since we moved from Togo to serve in Côte d’Ivoire as missionaries. I enjoy leading in praise and worship and I really thank God for the opportunity to help with this during the trip. I also served as an interpreter as part of the medical outreach team.

During this mission trip, I saw first-hand the many things that Adonai Partners does in Togo. I also saw the many needs of the people on the ground, especially the need for financial and material support for the new believers to enable them grow in the Lord and begin to reach their own people. There are many obstacles and these call for sustained prayers and faith to believe God who cannot fail. There is need to continue praying for missionaries in the field.

For me to come on this mission, I had to convince myself that I am going to accomplish a mission for God’s Kingdom and that God will make it possible and will take the glory. I have seen that the promise of our Lord Jesus to be with us unto the end of the age was given to those who step out of their comfort zone. This is what makes the mission trip special notwithstanding the cost of transportation and difficulties of getting to the field.

I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supports Adonai Partners and the work in Togo. May God richly bless your labor of love for the under privileged. God bless you.