As a result of a visit to Togo by one of our members on a volunteer team some years ago, the need was seem for an ongoing partnership to assist the Church in that country in its work of mission. The Methodist Church in Togo has very active programme of evangelism and of social, health and educational development.
Since that first visit the congregation at Glenburn have developed a partnership with the Church in Togo in assisting them in their work. We provide ongoing financial support for two missionary evangelists who are planting and pastoring church’s in the North of the country.
In addition, we have been able to provide finance for the building of classrooms at a primary school and along with financial support from James Brown Funeral Services, seed funding for medical staff costs at a new health clinic which was built by the Church with funding from Methodist women in Ireland and the World Development and Relief Fund. This clinic provides much needed health care in a very remote area where there is no the medical provision.
Our most recent project is to finance the construction of a crèche by a church in the outskirts if the capital city, Lomé. This
crèche will provide a facility for mothers to leave their children in care and enable them to work to support their families.
At present, along with the Container Ministry of the Methodist Missionary Society (Ireland) we are trying to locate an old but serviceable tractor to be sent out to develop the Togo church’s work in agricultural training.
Anybody know of one lying in a back yard somewhere?