Reminded Again That There Are Men Whose Actions Give Great Hope: Yaovi Kpogno – Togo, West Africa


One Real Servant Who Is
It Isn’t About Resources,
It’s About Drive!
Drive Finds
The Resource
The Resources!
A Togo Missionary: I came to know Yaovi at Hilldale Baptist Church – Tampa, Florida.  He is one of the finest missionaries in my opinion. He attended Bible college in America, did an internship at HBC, and then just over a year and a half ago, he left for returned to Togo, West Africa.
Yaovi is a
sacrificial and tireless
worker, preacher, and pastor!
What you see in the pictures, and more clearly by the video, is what he accomplished in that year and a half.  He accomplished it with the grace of our Lord, along with his monthly support, personal funds, the gift$ of others, AND a tireless drive to make a difference in the small part of the “kingdom front!”
Yaovi was a young man who was who he was before he came to HBC, and continues to be who he was when he returned — in love with his people and with the Gospel ministry!
Sad to say, he puts many others in ministry to shame with his work ethic, drive to reach into his community, love of his people, and commitment to preaching God’s Word.
That statement will upset some, but only those who know no such personal commitment and drive, which marks Yaovi, a man who chooses to seize every opportunity to reach and preach.
With all the resources, in a country like America, churches across America will be doing little-to-nothing these final few weeks of 2020.  Not because they can’t, but because they won’t.
I can assure you, the world will fill the void! 
They will figure it out!
Get Your Picture Taken With Santa — 2020
Behind plexiglass / With a face shield.
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Many local churches will not figure anything out!
There are some interesting ideas out there, but few are even interested.
It’s just another symptom of pastoral listlessness and lethargy
brought into greater focus and exposed by “2020!
Nevertheless, there is cause for great hope
with men in the Gospel ministry like Yaovi. 
Africa is the new and growing soil in which the Gospel ministry will flourish, as America moves into the shadows, as did England.  Not because we lack the resources, but American Christianity lacks the will.

Brief 3 minute Yaovi Video: Click Here For Video 

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4 thoughts on “Reminded Again That There Are Men Whose Actions Give Great Hope: Yaovi Kpogno – Togo, West Africa

  1. I once heard someone say that there are three kinds of missionaries. Those who “Pray” for missionaries. Those who “Fund” missionaries, and those who actually “Serve” as missionaries. The latter requires the two former…which is where I serve. I met Yaovi during his internship at Hillsdale. He has accomplished MUCH with very LITTLE in a SHORT period of time. I find it interesting, and shameful at the same time, that by contrast, there are local churches with vast resources, both financial and human, that after decades of service have LITTLE to NOTHING to show for it. The pastors of these churches, along with their deacons, will one day have to give an account.

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