“Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:” Hebrews 12:28.
What a joy and a blessing for us to enter graciously in this New Year 2022. Some of us have lost our loved ones in 2021; we went through hard times and happy moments last year. The Lord in His marvellous love allowed you and me to see this year 2022. What a blessing!
I was so sick when we came back from Sokode where we met with the pastors. I was in the hospital on December 23rd to see a specialist for my throat. I was there around 6am in front of his office and it was around 7:45 when a nurse came to tell us that the doctor could not come because he was not around. Moreover, the nurse asked us to come back after the holidays. However, unfortunately, he is not back to office up until now. I was told that he is the only specialist in this disease in Togo. Sometimes it can take a year before you can see him in the office in our town. He travels throughout the country from hospital to hospital. Nicole is still using a cane for walking. We thank the Lord that we are still on our feet doing what we can do for His Kingdom.
Some of the pastors and their wives were able to come to the meeting we had in Sokode last month from the 17th to the 19th. We all had safety in travels and a good time together around the Word of God. In addition, each couple shared about their ministry. We shared Colossians 4:17 “And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it.” We were all encouraged by this verse and we prayed that the Lord might continue helping us to remain faithful to His calling upon our life. We were all so thankful to the Lord for His faithfulness and we are so thankful for your ceaseless prayers on our behalf.
One of the churches in Lom-Nava, in the town of Sokode, has opened another new field of ministry. Pastor Senghor took a team from his church to this village called SUCRATEL which is about 50km in south of Sokode. For those who are reading my letter for the first time, Sokode is a town whose population is about 90% Muslim. The team went there for two days for an evangelical campaign and by God’s grace, several souls came to the Lord. The church started meeting in a government school but then, the director told them that they could not continue meeting in the school. They went and talked with the chief of the village who allowed them to use his land for their meetings. We are looking for about $550 for a temporary building while they will continue looking for a lot to purchase on which to build a church building. Please, pray with us that the Lord may provide for this need.
The first three months of the school year went well. Before the children had to leave for holiday break, we gave prizes to those who did well in their classes. We would like to ask each one of you to continue praying for the Lord’s provision for three more classrooms and for the classroom materials.
The orphans are doing well health-wise and the four of them we moved to our school are doing well with their classes.
We do not know how to thank you all for all that you continue doing for us which is enabling us to stay in the ministry and continue doing all that we are doing for His glory. THANKS TO ALL OF YOU!
In the Service of the KING of Kings,
Pastor Paul & Nicole ASSIGNON