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Malatouba: Then and Now

Malatouba: Then and Now

Two years ago we introduced you to Malatouba

When Mala was seven years old, she started having pain in her legs.

Her pain was so intense that she couldn’t even walk. She hadn’t been able to walk in twenty-two years. 

Her dad came to Sight.org for eye surgery. While they were there, her brother saw that we were also praying for the sick. He ran and got Mala from her house and brought her back to be prayed for.

Mala’s brother sat her down on the ground on a blanket and waited for us to pray for her. When we saw her, we noticed that she wasn’t just in pain but something else was going on in her body.

We recognized several signs that there was spiritual warfare happening. We asked her if she believed God could heal her and she said yes.

We started praying and asked her to try to walk. She was still not able to walk. We prayed again and asked her to try again. This time she had less pain but could only take a few steps before she had to sit down again.

We prayed a third time and this time, she stood up and walked without any pain. 

She said that she wanted to become a Christian. We gave her an audio Bible and connected her with a church near her house.

We found out a few months later that she had not been going to church and the pain in her legs had come back. Her brother was worried about her so he took her to church. They prayed for her again and she started crying uncontrollably.

That day, she fully gave her life to Christ. She started going to a Bible study at church and got baptized. 

Mala came to the Sight.org farm to get further discipleship.

She is a hard worker, so while she was getting discipled, she also helped out around the farm. We eventually hired her to help in the kitchen on the farm.

Mala said that her life looks so different now.

Before, she had to spend all her money on medical treatments and nothing ever worked. Now, she has gone two years without any pain and she is able to use her money for more important things.

She has overwhelming joy now because of her relationship with Christ. She reads her Bible and prays every day.

She said that when she was a Muslim, she was always angry. Even her mother said she was afraid to be around her. But now, when she gets frustrated, she gives it to God and she feels humble.

Mala not only helps in the kitchen, but she also goes out with the ministry team to tell others about Jesus.

She loves getting to be a part of this ministry because she learns more about Jesus every day.

We wish you could hear her pray. Her prayers are so beautiful and pure. She truly loves the Lord with all her heart.

Beth’s Trip to Togo

Beth’s Trip to Togo

What I learned in Togo…
I got back from Togo a few weeks ago and I am still processing everything I learned from the Lord and from my brothers and sisters in Togo. This was my 5th trip to Togo with Sight.org. The last few trips, I’ve gone during Surgery Week. This time, I got to go during Ministry Week.

Ministry Week is always right after Surgery Week so the team can check up on patients in their home and follow up with any new believers.

What I experienced by going into people’s homes during Ministry Week was completely different than what I usually experience during Surgery Week.Almost every time we went into a patient’s home, we heard something like what this man in the photo said.
One lady even cooked lunch for us on the spot when she saw us coming.People are so happy and thankful when we are able to give them their sight back. But they are even more blown away when we go the extra mile to visit them in their home to check on them.

They truly can’t believe that anyone would do that for them.

Many people make commitments during Surgery Week to follow Christ. During Ministry Week, we follow up and ask those people how we can support them in their new relationship with Christ.Often, they are already struggling because the enemy is attacking them. We pray with them and then connect them with a church close to their house.

It was so good for me to see firsthand how we support these new believers.

These two brothers said they couldn’t stop thinking and talking about the gospel message they heard during Surgery Week.They had the gospel of John sitting on their table when we walked into their home. They come from a long line of Voodoo followers but God is softening their hearts to the gospel.

When they saw Pastor Florent walking up to their home, they said, “You are the man who preached to us during surgery! Welcome pastor!”

I can tell you from experience that when you donate to Sight.org, you truly give sight both physically and spiritually. People are giving their lives to Christ daily because of this sight-restoring ministry. The Sight.org team works so hard every single day for His Kingdom and His glory! I loved going with them during Ministry Week and seeing how God is working through each one of them. They are blessings to the people of Togo.
Baptism in the River

Baptism in the River

Baptism in the River!

Last week several people gave their lives to the Lord.We gave them several resources for continuing their walk with the Lord but most importantly, we connected them to a pastor in their village.

On Saturday, that pastor sent us photos of their baptism! 

We are humbled and grateful that we do not have to do this work alone.We know that we cannot disciple every single person who gives their life to Christ during surgeries or ministry weeks.

When we are able to find local pastors to continue the work, it is beautiful!

Will you continue to pray for these new believers? Will you also pray for these connections with local pastors?

So much prayer goes into this ministry!

And God is working through it!

Thank you for all your prayers and support! You are a blessing to the people of Togo!

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