Church of God World Missions has chosen the city of Lomé as one of the Send the Light to the Cities effort.
Send the Light to the Cities is a belief and strategy focusing on major cities around the world with the people and resources God gives so they serve as lighthouse cities. WM director Dr. David M. Griffis says, “We will evangelize, plant birthing churches, and provide an evangelism and training center in each one of them.”
The capital and largest city in the West African country of Togo, Lomé has a population of over 1.5 million.
Although Lomé is the country’s administration and industrial center, it suffers great poverty and unhealthy urban conditions. Added to these adversities, it is at the voodoo center of Africa, where dead animal parts are purchased at a fetish market for use in curses.
A world-class city of beautiful high-rise buildings, banks, businesses, parks, and football stadiums all overlook squalor, potholed muddy streets, and teeming masses of humanity.
The Church of God was founded in Togo in 1992. Growth for our 53 churches is currently rapid with church planting. Because of the growth, leadership development is a great need in Lomé. It is prime soil for a teaching and training center for pastors throughout the West Africa region.
What You Can Do
Pray. There is no substitute for fervent prayer about the millions of people who do not have the light of Christ shining in their lives.
Give. Your donations will meet specific needs for Lomé to be a lighthouse city. There are people ready to give themselves to this mission. We can send and support, they will go and give. Land and buildings will be purchased or built. Ministers, workers, and ministries will be trained and supported.