The last few days have been filled with hot weather, torrential downpours, cold showers, and Hudson being passed from stranger to stranger in churches and villages. Click on for some pictures!
We came on this site visit hoping and praying for some wisdom and direction in our future ministries. And we are still praying for that!
But we have learned a few key things:
- Togolese people are so so kind and welcoming.
- The work missionaries engage in often changes based on spiritual and physical needs, the culture, and the team’s focus.
- The rainy season is a RAINY season. Did you see the video we posted on Facebook?! It was crazy.
- Communication is key.
- Air conditioning is worth it.
- Babies break down cultural barriers.
Today, we are traveling south to the Togo South team meeting. We are excited to meet everyone and hear about the work God is doing around this beautiful country.
Please pray for safety in our travels, for unity in ministry visions with the team as we discuss our family’s role, and for us to be an encouragement to the team and Togolese people.
We are also struggling with getting Hudson to take his malaria medicine in a bottle. Pray that he will be protected from malaria and will be cooperative in taking the medicine.
UPDATE: Allen woke up in the middle of the night with a 101.8* fever. Please pray for that to come down quickly and for healing. We are currently at the hospital in Tsiko and are hoping to have him seen in the morning.
Continue to pray for my mama and dad as they are in Alaska with Ruth and Clara.
Praise God we are feeling healthier and have been getting good sleep, even in the heat. And we are so thankful for Jane and Joan being our hosts in Kara and investing in our lives these past few days. PS – they are really good at Catan (the dice version), so watch out if you ever play against them.
Thanks for praying for us! We praise God for you.