The much anticipated Togo Bootcamp phase has started. All 14 participants from staff to students fronted up at the SDA – School in Montrose at around 7pm. There was a lot of excitement and energy as everyone began the transition into Bootcamp phase. It was also good to see our lone North Carolinian representative Hope Tabor join us.


Thank you Lucy Allen for this picture. Unfortunately, we’re missing Shannon Rediger but we will no doubt have more pictures to follow after today. Grandma Lou on the far left will not be going with us but she will be responsible for praying for the team every week.

We all gathered for prayer with parents after bags were unloaded and sleeping arrangements were sorted. After the parents and families left, showers ensued, and the night ended with a smashing game of “Nerts”.

As a staff we are very excited about what God has in store for each of member of the team and we are so thankful for each of the families that have chosen to release their young people on this God Adventure… We also received a huge praise report from Lucy who also handles our team finances. Only $1,375.00 of the total $35,000.00 team funding remains!!! We are believing that it will come in this week before we leave for Togo next week. Please join with us in prayer for the rest of our finances because what seemed a major mountain not two months ago has now become a mole hill and of course “All Glory to Father God”!!!

Jeremiah 29:11 – For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.