It's Togo Time!

We officially made it to Togo! I can’t even begin to tell you how happy and joyful I am to be back!! Yay! Being away these past two months, God has really shown me how truly IN LOVE I am with Africa.

A part of you has grown in me.
And so you see, it's you and me
Together forever and never apart,
Maybe in distance, but never in heart.

As we start this new outreach in Togo I am so excited and thankful of all the amazing things God is going to do.
Proverbs 16:3~ Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.
I am committing it all, everything to Him and trusting in him to guide my every step.

Colossians 3:23~ Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord and not for men.
During fun times and stressful times. When caring for graceful patients and ‘extra-grace-needed’ patients. Whatever it is that I am doing, I need to give it my all and to remember that I am doing it for Him and no one else.

This is going to be a shorter outreach then the usual time span. Mercy ships usually serves in a country for 10 months but this time we will be here for 6 months due to some ship work that needs to get done.
Continue to pray for us and what the Lord wants us to do.
Here are some quick facts about Togo.
Togo is:
Located between Benin and Ghana
Approximately 6 million people
Official language is French, most people speak Ewe, Mina, and Kabye (Im still looking for the Rosetta Stone for that one)
Ranks 159 out of 182 according to the UN Human Devel Index
About 70% of the Togolese people live on under $2 a day
Less than 1 doctor per 10,000 people (that means like a half doctor… )
Median age is 18 years old
Life expectancy 59
Religion: 29% Christian, 20% Muslim, 51% indigenous beliefs

God I am so thankful for what you are going to do here in Togo. God I thank you now for the friends and relationships that you have mapped out for each one of us. I pray that we will all be learners and that we will show that love, given to us by you, to all those we meet.

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