Sunday, 8 January 2012

Arrival in Togo! (# 2)

This is the second time in the last two years that I have sailed into Lomé, Togo. The previous time was after a sail of over ten days. This time the sail was only ten hours! And by 18h00 this past Thursday the Africa Mercy was securely tied to our familiar berth in the Port of Lomé.

I am happy to be back in a country that I know so well - but I am much more excited about all the additional people that we can now reach. Some people may have been left two years ago still needing a slice of healing in their lives. They may have felt despair and neglect. But God is faithful and has brought us back to Togo, and we are here to continue the work that was started in 2010. I'm excited to see what's in store this Field Service - are you?

Here are some more photos from our arrival.

We felt very blessed to be given a naval escort into the harbour!

Pilot swings close to the Africa Mercy.

The pilot clambers aboard.

Approaching the Port.

With Candace as we sail towards Togo.

A new harbour tug.

Ships in the port - it is far less busy than Tema.

Heading towards our dock - on the left of picture.

Another older tug stands-by.

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