Brenda Mastin (pictured far left) is a career missionary in Togo, West Africa. She's the Nursing coordinator/Educator at the Carolyn Kempton Memorial Hospital and has an active AIDS ministry which focuses on education, prevention and training in home-based care. (Learn more about the Friend Indeed Association.)
During the summer of 2009, Brenda took a LIFT training course through Life Matters Worldwide. Recognizing that the community must actively participate in caring for the local sick and dying, a ministry idea was born. Today, Brenda's work with the "untouchables" in her community is a shining example to those looking to start a similar program.
In 2010, a Life Matters team journeyed to Togo to teach and encourage nationals who serve alongside Brenda. Tom Lothamer also provided ministry and board consultation to the hospital's board, administration, and staff.
Another trip to Togo took place in August of 2015. Joseph Akakpo (center) and his committee organized conferences for pastors, parents, and teens while the team was there. Participants report how their lives were changed by the preaching, teaching, and periods of confession and reconciliation. Read Joseph's report of the event.
Joseph's daughter Elikplim Aglago ("Esther," pictured above right) is a missionary with Beautiful Feet International. She and her parents attended our Summit in 2014, and not long after opened a pregnancy care center in her country -- Centre d'Aides et de Conseils Prénatal de Lomé. Since that time 9 more centers have opened!