JUNE 2021 DEAR FRIENDS, “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endures to all generations.” Psalm 100:4-5. It was a great joy to be back home after several weeks spent in the States. My family, my church family, and my friends were all happy to see me and I to see them and we gave praises to the Lord for all of His goodness and for everything. I had a Covid-19 test when leaving the States and another one upon arriving in Lomé International Airport. I was very thankful to the Lord that both results were negative. Please continue praying for our health and for the safety on the road. My last visit and my stay at the IGM office was my longest stay with the staff. I did not plan it so but the Lord made it to happen. I am very thankful to the Lord for their life. I was so impressed by the sacrificial and great work they are doing. In fact, it was a great blessing to be around them, especially in the company of Dr. Gary Newhart, the Executive Director. We had fun together, especially in going to Chinese restaurants and Pizza Hut as these are my favorite foods in the States. I met some volunteers and the board members. Please, continue lifting each one of them before the Father’s throne. We are very thankful to the Lord that Togoland is still wide open for spreading the Gospel message in every corner and by any means. Please, continue praying for us, for the pastors, and for the churches. New people have joined the church in Kara during the last three months. During my last visit in the States, I had the privilege to preach, to teach, and to share about the ministry in 20 churches around New York. I met new friends. I know several of you prayed and the Lord answered. The Lord has provided for half of the projects, and we are so thankful. We will be purchasing land for one of the churches and starting the concrete foundation for four churches, hopefully. We will continue praying for the rest of the funds for all these needs. The Lord graciously provided for a motorbike for one of the pastors. We are very thankful for those who sent with me some clothes and sandals for our orphans and gifts for the pastors and friends. They really enjoyed and liked them. We are having an opportunity to start a day school. Strategically, our church is in between three schools, which are far from each other. Several children walk for long distances, passing through our area before getting to two of these schools. The church was thinking about this, two years ago. The government recently gave us authorization to start one. It will be another tool to reach out because we will be having the opportunity to teach the Bible. Experience has shown that Christian schools have influenced the life of multitudes of children and even reach their parents. Our family is in great need of running water. We had an African well, which served us as a source of water for the house for more than twenty years. This well broke down last month and can no more be used. The family is finding it difficult to get water. We had to get out and buy the water and carry it on our head to the house. However, there is a possibility for us to have a modern well. It will cost us about $6,000 for this; but we thank the Lord that some of the materials we used for the African well can be used for this modern one. This brings the expenses down. Therefore, we are praying and looking for the Lord to provide us about $3,700 towards this urgent need. We want to take this opportunity to thank each one of you for your prayers, for your concern, and for your financial support. May the blessings of the Lord continue to be upon each one of you greatly. In the Service of King of Kings, Pastor Paul & Nicole ASSIGNON