As most of you know, I will be leaving Tsiko in 4 months, at the end of April, to head back to the US. I will have finished 2.5 years with Samaritan's Purse Post-Residency Program (which included language school) and will be stateside until I am able to raise the necessary support, and finish the required training for ABWE. I spent 4 days in December up in Mango, my future home. Visiting Mango is always somewhat poignant for me as I see people and ministry that I love, yet am not yet a part of. That being said, I would never trade in the time I have spent here at HBB, as there is a beautiful ministry here of Christ's love being shared and lives being changed--including mine.
The amazing, hard-working Hospital of Hope construction crew now has the entire hospital under a roof and tiling has began in the clinic and OR. Walking around the empty rooms you can almost see and hear the patients that will line the halls in 1 year's time.
Also, this week the Northern team has been overwhelmingly humbled by a $250,000 grant that has been donated to the project, specifically for lab, X-ray, and solar power equipment! This is a HUGE answer to prayer and an encouragement to know that we will be on track to open our doors with the necessary equipment on Jan 8, 2015!
I can't thank you all enough for your prayers and encouragement. I am hopeful that I will finish out my last 4 months here in the South with enthusiasm and with attention to all the the Lord still has for me to accomplish for the Kingdom. I am also hopeful that I will be able to return to Togo by Nov/Dec of 2014 to help open the Hospital of Hope. I am trying to balance work & ministry while trying to complete my training requirements for ABWE so that nothing will delay my return. I appreciate those who have stepped out in faith in supporting me already and I fully trust in the Lord's timing for my return to this country that I love and consider home. Pray that while I have this huge goal for 2015, my eyes will stay fixed on what the Lord has for me here and now.
Praying that the Lord will show Himself to you in ways that expand your awe and wonder of His glory and grace.