Bit of a delay in gettin it on here but here is the first update from Tim and the Togo team . . .
So the team has been together for a whole 30 hours now and we are now
at a hotel right near Heathrow so we can check in at 0530 Thursday
morning. Orientation has gone very well, and we can’t wait to get
out there to see African life in full swing.
*Pray for safe travels to Lome (Capitol of Togo).
*Pray for the 1 visa we need to get in the airport!
We land in Lome Thursday 1735, and Samuel who is our contact on the
translation team will be meeting us at the airport and we will head
out to the SIL guest house. SIL is Wycliffe’s partner organisation in
Togo and many other places around the world.
Friday we’ll be doing some cultural orientation and aclimatisation,
we’ll be visiting a couple of other partner’s offices and generally
absorbing the African atmosphere! Tim will be off getting money
changed and buying supplies.
*Pray for safety in the supply buying and money changing.
Saturday we will head up to Bassar in a minibus stopping to visit a UK
short-termer who is making dictionaries. She also happens to live
next door to a lady who sells cloth so we will have our first cloth
*Pray for safe travels on the roads
Then we settle down in Bassar for the majority of our stay! I hope
to pop a quick message out to let you know we have arrived okay.