Pastor Lila Jane Tibbitts travelled to West Africa in the 1990’s and fell in love with the people. Bridge Ministries, Inc. planted a church in Togo. The community of faith has grown and their congregation has expanded out of their building! They are currently meeting in a place with poles and a roof. The walls will come as the funds come in.
As with many nations, they face incredible rates of unemployment and thus, very limited resources. They have endured great hardship, however, they remain joyous in celebrating what the Lord is doing in their midst. They continue to ask for prayers for provision of their needs and they always send their greetings to the church at large.
Update, July 2021:
In Togo, there has been much rain. The congregation has been meeting in essentially a pole barn, without full protection from the elements. They’re working towards completing the church building as funds are provided.