BY REV. TIM NAPPE - REACHING THE UNREACHED WEST AFRICA
One of our pictures became one of the highlights of our trip to Ghana and Togo this past September. A Togo missionary had printed maps of different areas and regions of Northern Togo. He printed poster-size sections and taped them to the wall of the church building. Then, he directed the missionaries, pastors and families to stand in front of the map where their villages were located. We were going to pray for the village and surrounding area in their ministry location.
We were amazed at the passion and energy that we witnessed! We spent the next two hours in fervent prayer for the hearts and lives of the lost in these villages across Northern Togo. There were tears shed and voices raised on behalf of the lost. Some of the time was spent standing with their hands laid on the maps, but some of the time was also spent on their knees, praying that ears would be opened to the message of the Gospel.
Individuals, families and whole villages were turned over to the work of the Holy Spirit to prepare the hearts for the Good News to break through. The devil and all his demons were commanded to release these villages from the chains of sin and death, and the saving power of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ was declared for the sake of the lost.
After the two hours of prayer, there was a renewed zeal to go and proclaim the Gospel. There was an energy to share the Good News, even in those villages that had raised obstacles and resisted the message. God is at work! The Kingdom of God is at hand. Continue to intercede for those who still need to hear and for courage for those who carry the Gospel to them!
We were also blessed to be able to dedicate a new radio station in Togo that will be able to broadcast the Gospel message across Northern Togo, and into Ghana, Burkina Faso and Benin. There are plans to broadcast in many of the local languages at various parts of the day. There are some snags that still need to be worked out concerning the license. Please pray that God will intervene and clear away all the obstacles, so that the programming can begin as planned.