An open door to Togo:
In December 2017, I had the opportunity to go to Atakpamé, in Togo and participate in the ordination of Father Amorain Kwami Welagnon WAYIKPO - one of our brothers of the Missionaries of Africa.
At the same time, it was a great opportunity to share with the Togolese people about our charism and our mission.
Our Togolese brother Amorain, Missionary of Africa:
On December 30, Amorain was ordained a priest in the parish of Sts. Peter and Paul of Kougnohou. It was a very beautiful celebration during which the bishop, Mgr. Nicodemus Anani BARRIGAH-BENISSAN, called him to persevere in his vocation by being faithful to prayer, living in humility, loving the mission and the people among whom he is sent. Our brother Amorain was sent on a mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo. At the end of the celebration, I sang the Sancta Maria with our brothers the Missionaries of Africa. It was a moving moment to remember our brothers and sisters who preceded us in this missionary journey traced by Cardinal Lavigerie.
Missionary and Vocation Animation in Togo:
After the celebration, I took advantage of a few days to make known our Congregation among the young people and other Christians of this parish who welcomed me with open arms. Some parishioners even asked me to stay at home or come back often to visit them.
A few days after my return to Ouagadou
gou, I started receiving phone calls from young people in Togo. Listening to these young people, the words of the Lord Jesus came to mind: "The harvest is abundant, but the workers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send workers to his harvest. Mt 9: 37-38.
After this experience, my heart was full of joy and gratitude to God for this opportunity to meet our brothers, the Missionaries of Africa and the people of Togo, and to introduce them to our Congregation. Family bonds have been established. The goodness of God was made visible through the goodness of the people who welcomed us and with whom we shared lodging and meals. May God fill them with his blessings.
Sister Leticia, Mexican and missionary in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso