As local churches grew in maturity, ABWE missionaries in Togo saw the need for a school to disciple the next generation of believers. With the help of fellow missionaries and local believers, Harry and Bea Ward established the La Lumiere Christian elementary and middle school in 2006. La Lumiere now has 255 elementary students and 105 middle school students enrolled. It is part of an association of Togolese Christian churches that is reaching more than 3,700 students this school year.
ABWE President Paul Davis spent much of his first year in office traveling with his wife, Martha, along with Dave and Debbie Woodard (Vice President of Global Operations) to our mission fields to see the ministry impact of places like La Lumiere.
“I continue to be amazed by ABWE’s breadth and scope of ministry,” Paul reflected. “We are represented in schools, hospitals, churches, seminaries, and literacy clinics. I am so humbled to labor alongside these trustworthy servants of God!”