Pro-life partners in Togo

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!

Meet Elikplim ("Esther") Aglago

Esther is the daughter of Joseph & Francisca Akakpo, whom we featured in July and August. She's pictured here with her husband Elvis and their baby daughter.

Since graduating from Bible college in the US, Esther became a missionary with Beautiful Feet International and started 10—perhaps 11 by the time you read this!—pregnancy care centers in her home-country of Togo. In her reports, she tells of babies being spared abortion and moms coming to faith in Christ. Other missionaries and local churches have expressed interest in establishing more PCCs.

You can pray for Esther and the following needs of this vital work:

  • Wisdom for volunteers working with people
  • Protection from idol worshipers in the villages
  • Healing for Mrs. Sedzro, Esther's coworker, who got acid splashed in one eye during a soap-making demonstration
  • Esther's pregnancy
  • Financial support, and a car for travel between centers
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