Meeting in Atakpamé

A few days ago I met the mayor of Atakpamé (one of the largest cities in Togo). He may give (or inexpensively sell) a city property to one of our schools. Please pray that it works out. The school we have down the road is already operating at max capacity in the church's Sunday school classrooms and has been looking for a way to expand for several years. And the city property already has large classrooms built! It would be a great new location.

I had a small speech prepared to give the mayor about our ministry and history of ABWE in Togo, but before I could start, he said that he used to live in Tsiko near our hospital so he was already familiar with our ministry. He wants us to start using the empty property before school starts in August! I think God has prepared this situation for us in advance.

Typically, things don’t move this quickly in Togo, but the pieces are coming together. I often feel overwhelmed by the land and building needs of our schools. We have over 3,000 students right now and most of our 15 schools are operating at (or above) their maximum capacity. Any new building we can use would be immediately filled with new students who would receive both a good education and the good news of Jesus. Please pray that God would continue to provide for our land and building needs. And if you are interested in contributing just click on the link above or send me an e-mail at