Well I’m getting more settled in Togo everyday.
I’ve been so blessed by the team that lives & works here- they are totally wonderful !!
To think that just a week & a half ago I left…
|Some of the BEST friends..& of course Sis|
I’ll first share a tremendous "God story" that happened as I started out …
My bags were packed & OVERFLOWING.. I mean OVERFLOWING..I had 2 checked bags - over weight by 2# ea, I carry on STUFFED, & a back pack with shoes & bottles hanging off & all the ties extended as far as they go.
I was worried about all this. Trying to think what else I could leave to lighten the load. But bringing clothes, personal items , things to set up a house & 2 weeks before I left a note, that said I needed a water filter that was 18x13x13. I couldn’t get any lighter!!
Brian & Sandy came to say the last "so long- see ya later"..& when Brian saw my things he said you have to take another bag.. I had already called the day before & found out for a 3rd bag it would be whooping $200 !!!– That was way too expensive!!!
I’d make it somehow...
Brian said well I think you have the money for it.. but you do what you think you should do.
They left – I asked Cid & Beth & they said “Yes take the 3rd bag so you won’t feel so stressed”..
I said a prayer & felt like God said “It’s ok take the 3rd bag”
So with no more than 30 min before we had to leave the house we took things out.. & threw things in that 3rd bag -- lickity – split !!
When we got to the airport & I was checking in..
I said I had 3 bags.. & after the agent checked my bags in -ALL under #50 – she said ok - …
‘It says here you can have 3 FREE bags!!!” ..
I asked how that was ? That I was expecting to pay $200 & she said I can’t understand it..They only give 3 free if you were flying Business class. ( which I wasn’t ) .. I said I know-
“Its was GOD” !!!
And she said “yes it must have been”.!!!!
Also the man before me that checked in was from Togo & she said she’s worked here 7 yrs & NEVER had anyone fly to Togo & now 2 ppl in an hour!!
Just think... I ALMOST MISSED THE MIRACLE..
If I hadn’t decided to “take that step” I would have NOT seen what God had prepared ahead for me..
Deut 31:8 It is the Lord who goes before. He will be with you; He will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.
So what a way to start out with the many “unknowns” …. Visibly, tangibly seeing God work like this. It’s not that I’m special ..
He does this for us all .
How often do we miss the miracles because we don’t S T E P!!!?
Now in putting everything in subjection to Him He left NOTHING outside of His control..Heb 2:8
So I arrived, with the Togolese man “watching” over me in the Paris airport & in Togo.
Spent a couple nites in the capital Lome’ on the ocean, right next to the largest port in West Africa.
|Lome' Port at nite|
2 little 5 month old twins- the little girl has Malaria- which we are seeing so much of.
But again as I’ve been praying & talking to God about ALL this & my lack of confidence..
Guess what he revealed to me the other day in His Word..
Do you not believe I’m able to do this? And (I) they said to Him Yes, Lord.
So With His strength – because I’m SO weak- .
With Confidence In Jesus that He will EQUIP if He calls.....
I GO & I say
And I proclaim this..as Peter (1 Pet 4:11) wrote:
…one who serves by the strength that God supplies- in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ.
ALL Glory to Him ,
Rejoicing.Thankful.Praying. Embracing life....For & because of Jesus
|Yes - I'm even eating yummy mango..in Mango! ( but I bought it in Lome')|