Togo quiz inlineJoseph Akakpo ministers with the Association des Eglises Baptistes Bibliques du Togo in Lome, Togo. He sends the following ministry report.
May the name of our God be glorified. I exalted the Lord for you, being one of our faithful prayer partners in our ministry. Because you regularly pray for us, we are strengthened in whatever we do to magnify our Lord and act according to His will.
In Danyi N’digbe last Saturday I was given the opportunity by the Plateau Pastors to be one of the preachers during their annual regional conference. The conference started on Friday and ended Sunday. Due to my narrow availability, I went only on Saturday just to give my sermon on “The 5 signs of Being Alive in Jesus Christ,” from Revelation 3:1–4 and Colossians 2:13–15.
I was so happy to see that kids were considered in the conference. Kids, too, had classes in three languages: Ewe, Kabye, and French. The kids recited Bible verses/chapters, drama, poems, and songs and ended with Bible quizzing. Yes, the works of our dynamic Sunday teachers are not in vain. These kids will grow very soon and will be adults as church and nation leaders. For that reason, they need the best foundation in Jesus Christ.
I praised the Lord for using His Word to touch about 30 new souls who come into the flock. It is never too late to be part of God’s family. The oldest among the newborn babes in Jesus Christ was an old lady about 80 years old, walking with a cane.
The turnout for the conference was encouraging: about 50 local churches. The interesting part of my sermon was that I preached in Ewe, translated into French, and then into Kabye. By the time the Kabye interpreter finished, I revised my sermon for the next comment.
Now please pray for the youth conference in Ho-Ghana this weekend. I will drive again to another country with my singing group on Friday to teach the youths in Ghana. Yes, I will be tired when I die. We have no time to play around, as the gospel message is very urgent.
On behalf of our Togo ministry team members, the saints in Togo, and my family, I am wishing you all a merry Christmas and wonderful new year celebrations.
Urgent Prayer Requests:
1. For God to provide funds for our first national parents’ conference Aug. 20–23 in Togo. We will be expecting parents from more than 150 Baptist churches. It is going to be a  big one. The organizing committee’s first meeting is scheduled for Jan. 24.
2. For a new Fender 600 watt PA system for the ministry. The one we have is 300 watts, old, and not behaving well. We use it for parents’ and youth seminars, conferences, singing concerts, and church meetings. A useful tool.
Yours sincerely on the field with thousand thanks.
Joseph Akakpo
Association des Eglises Baptistes Bibliques du Togo
Lome, Togo