February 21, 2015

A week in Lomé

Christmas break – remember that? It seems so long ago. Well it was just 6 weeks ago we held a 3-day seminar for new teachers in Lome. We talked a lot about reading, math, helping struggling students, and what it means to be a Christian teacher.


Last week we went back and visited each of the Lome-area schools and observed each of the new teachers who we trained back during Christmas break. Then we invited each of them and their school directors to attend a follow-up conference on Saturday. It was overall encouraging: some of the teachers are taking off like rockets while others are slowly inflating a hot air balloon. Either way, we are seeing progress.





I’ve found I Corinthians 15:58 to be very helpful to me over the last year. It was one of our memory verses during language school, and it was written on every Bible we just gave out to the teachers. “Therefore, my dear brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the Lord's work, knowing that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”






I know that our teachers and schools are imperfect, but they are making a big difference in Togo through the lives of 3,000+ students and their families.



Please continue to keep us in your prayers. Pray for our health and safety as well as wisdom and strength in our ministry with the Christian schools.