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Endings and Beginnings

Last Saturday we celebrated the end of our second training with a graduation ceremony for the 27 students who finished their initial one-year discipleship and church planter training. Although I’m not one for ceremonies, it really was a wonderful time together seeing these guys rejoice in what they have accomplished while at the same time(…)

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Report from New Oikos Training

Report from New Oikos Training

Wow, what an amazing four days we had last week! Yes, last week. I know that many of you have been wondering how the training went, and this update is getting out quite late because our internet has been down since then thanks to the greatest internet service provider in the world, Togotelecom. (Can you(…)

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New training

New training

We have been waiting a long time for this moment. Over eight months ago, Andrew and I had a vision to modify the training we were currently doing in order to equip Togolese believers more effectively to make disciples and start new churches. We quickly realized that this would involve creating our own curriculum that would be(…)

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Baptisms and Persecution in Warango

Just two weeks after attending the baptisms of some believers in Aumalo, we were invited to come to the village of Warango in the heart of the Tamberma region, where another one of our students, Philippe, started a church around nine months ago. As we arrived, we were pleasantly surprised to see such a large group gathered(…)

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Land Update

Here’s a quick update about our search for land to build the Oikos School. Rather than rewrite everything, I’ll just share our recent Instagram posts below… Please pray with us for the next few days as we decide on buying this land to build the Oikos School. A photo posted by Jesse Shanks (@moun10addict) on(…)

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