Edoh Paul Assignon, Togo — God Is Working!
DEAR FRIENDS, “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21 Praise the Lord Nicole finally had her injections in both knees. Her pains are almost gone, and she is now using one cane and sometimes not. She is taking prescriptions. Please pray for complete healing. I am doing well from my last back injury from lifting cement bricks. The Lord is really at work in our midst here. Our school is one year old. We have added four new classes. We built these classes during the last vacation time. We had to take out the iron sheets on the first building. We replaced it with a concrete roof and then built on the top and covered it with iron sheets. We will need more classrooms from next year, but we do not have any more space on this land to build that. There is a piece of land near us for sale and we are looking to the Lord to provide us about $22,000 to purchase it. The school academic year 2022-2023 started on September 26th. Those among us who travelled for vacation came back and those who had to leave for another part of the country left. The Lord brought new children to our school and the number tripled compared to last year. And we have many Muslims this year in the school. Unfortunately, many of these children and their parents are not worshipping the true God. But the children have the opportunity to hear Bible stories every day and to hear about God’s plan of salvation because we have introduced Bible study time in our school program. A parent was telling me the other day that his child, who is in kindergarten, asked him a question and he was astonished: “Papa, don’t you go to church?” This tells me that even the little children are getting what they have been taught from God’s Word. Praise the Lord for this opportunity and for this tool He is using to draw to Himself the lost souls. Some of these school children started coming to church on Sundays. Pray for their salvation and for the parents. A charismatic group who worships their leader built across the road and said that our church will be closed down as they are now in the area. But we thank the Lord that our church continues growing in number since they said this. They do not know that our Lord said He will build His Church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it. Praise the Lord! He is building His Church as promised all over the world. A young man named Jonas, a plumber, was involved in church activities when he was growing up. At a certain point in his life, he abandoned God and went back to the world. The Lord gave me an opportunity to meet him, and I started talking to him. He started coming to church and recently he came to me and said: “Pastor, do you have a Bible for sale?” I told him, “I do have some, but I do not sell them.” I gave him one. He was so happy, and he continued coming. Please, pray for him to stand firm and to grow spiritually. Last month was so busy for us. We celebrated a wedding and got ready for the school year. Our orphans are doing well. We enrolled two more of them in our school. We have now seven of our orphans in our school. However, some left for another town in the country. We are grateful for your prayers and support for these children. We are so thankful for your prayers and for your financial support. Truly, you all are playing a great part in the Lord’s ministry here through our family. What a great joy it will be that day. Remain blessed in His wonderful Name. In the Service of the King of Kings, Paul & Nicole ASSIGNON