Yesterday we had a great day we had a great day at the beach celebrating my birthday and the birthday of Richard. Richard and his two brothers and sisters lost their mom a few years ago. The oldest brother lived across the street from friend Beky. Since the loss of their mom , Beky has kind of adopted them as the father does not take good care of them. So it was fun to share the day with them splashing in the water, making sand castles, and playing Frisbee and soccer. Thanks to all of you who sent birthday greetings. That was a big encouragement to me. I am blessed in many ways!!!
I also thank God for his protection. We were visiting some people Sun. afternoon when we noticed that my car was leaking water. I found out yesterday that the head gasket is blown and needs to be replaced. I am thankful that it did not happen while driving to Lome which I was planning to do yesterday and that it happened while I am in the south and there are mechanics that can fix it.
Thanks for your prayers for me while at the Tsiko hospital. It has been very busy as we have an orthopedic team here including two surgeons. We praise God that they were able to redo the hip of Mr. Nogbedzi who has suffered for several years with a hip replacement that has been loose. These doctors have been very busy as there are not good orthopedic doctors here in Togo. So please praise God for these doctors who have helped lots of people.
We also praise God for sparing the life of a little girl of one of church leaders, she accidently inhaled a kernel of corn and was not doing well. She was not breathing well at all. The doctors decided to go in as they did not have the right equipment to be able to take it out, they were able to cut the kernel into pieces and remove most of the kernel. It is really a miracle that she is alive.
What is most exciting is to see people coming to Christ everyday. We are thankful for the staff have been sharing who share the gospel with many patients. Dr. Crowe shared with us that a muslim woman made of profession of faith while she was being examined. He said that is the second muslim woman that he has see come to Christ in the month that he has been here. So we praise God for God continues to use this hospital to draw people to himself. Please pray for the hospital as we since the enemy’s attacks.
Please continue to pray for us this next week as we make selections for 20 new employees who also want to be considered eventually for the next nurses training program. We received 240 applications, so it was a bit overwhelming to see all of these applications, but the first thing we did was to pray over all of the applications that God would direct us in these decisions. We see each one as an individual who wants an opportunity to work and to minister for God. Pray for us as we make selections of who we will interview.
Rejoicing in Him and thankful for you,