TOGO, GHANA AND BENIN WOMEN TAKE TO THE STREET.
One of the highlights of activities in Togo in July was a big conference organized by ladies from Togo, Ghana and Benin. The conference took place at the Nukafu Church of Christ in Lome under the theme “The influence of women in the church and in the World” the gathering brought together over 400 ladies.
The conference started with presentations on the theme on the first day from several speakers.
On Saturday July 21, they walked through the principal streets of Lome to present the Church of Christ to the public. They made several stops to distribute tracts while the preachers delivered the gospel message over the PA system.
This event is going to be replicated in some of the major cities in Togo. It was a successful program by all standards.
ACTIVITIES OF THE GOSPEL CHARIOT
It is almost impossible to organize campaigns due to the rains. We are therefore using the season to visit churches we have already planted. However, the early morning devotion in nearby villages is on-going. The team arrives there as early as 5:am.
Bro. Aluka a retired principal of one of the High Schools in Kpalime volunteered to join the dawn preaching team.
We met a lady who is a founder of a denominational church in this village. She heard a strange message and decided to come and find out who was preaching about the church of the bible. Apparently she did not know of the Bible Church. She came to confront but after all her questions were responded to using scriptures, she fell in love with Christ and His church. She is ready to invite the church of Christ to speak to her congregation.
Young people are becoming more interested in our tracts. We are the only church bold enough to distribute our literature in kpalime and the surrounding towns and villages. The message is spreading like bush fire. It is interesting how the devil is using insufficient funding as our only handicap. We can plant several churches but how do we take care of them?
FIVE SOULS ADDED TO THE CHURCH
During the month under consideration, God blessed our efforts by adding five souls to the Church through baptism.
MOTOR BIKES FACILITATE MOVEMENTS OF STUDENTS AND PREACHERS
In Togo, motor bikes are the regular means of transport. In recent years, we have had individuals provided funds to purchase these bikes. The bikes are used mainly by students for personal work, Sunday visits to village churches and during campaigns. We currently have a fleet of five motor bikes. I would like to use this medium to appeal to individuals and congregations to help purchase more bikes for the school.
COMMUNICATING THE WORD
The word is often communicated using different methods in our effort to reach masses with the saving message of Christ. We use one on one bible study, group study, dawn preaching with megaphone in communities, radio broadcast and tract distribution.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CLASS
With barely Three months for this class to graduate, the students are expressing so much appreciation for the knowledge they have acquired in computer science. We thank all who have made this possible. Our special thanks go to Gabriel Oaks Church of Christ for its support.
LIVESTOCK PROJECT TAKES OFF
We recently commenced the livestock project for the BVBI. The objective of this project is first, to include animal and crop science in the curriculum of the school. The structure you see is a piggery under construction. Since we have limited funds, the plan is to construct one at a time. As soon as we raise enough funds, we shall start with the poultry too. This complex shall consist of grass cutter, rabbit, snail goat, sheep and a bee hive. The second objective of the livestock project is to generate funds internally to sustain our mission efforts.
Report by: H. WILLIE GLEY
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