The Chapelle Baptiste ministry was first birthed in Bro. Mawuli’s heart when they moved away from the busyness of the capital city to Adidogome in 2011, more precisely to Apedokoe, on the outskirts of the capital city of Lomé about 3.7 miles from Sanguera. Once there, he became deeply burdened for the area. He then took to the community, sometimes with his wife, passing out gospel tracts and preaching the message of salvation to everyone that he met in the street. Within a few weeks, they were holding a Friday night Bible study in their rented apartment for a dozen of young people.
It so happened that Bro. Mawuli’s wife, Stella, became very ill with a very troubled pregnancy and was admitted to the hospital for several weeks. The Bible study was discontinued as he had to attend to his wife. With people praying with them, the Lord preserved Stella’s life but took the baby home.
After that, resuming the Bible study became very difficult as some of the people who had been coming joined themselves to some churches in the area. As his main desire was to plant a church, he started to survey the area. He was shocked at how pricey plots of lands were there. It dawned on him that finding what was needed for the church would be very difficult. That’s when he used to ride his bicycle around to explore other areas in search of a suitable place for ministry.
And one day, while bicycling around, Bro. Mawuli came to Sanguera. His first impression of the area was good. He realized that it wasn’t so much remote from the city and there were many souls there that needed the Lord. So he went there several times a week to evangelize. People were responding to the gospel and the Lord helped them to rent an apartment there where he started to hold Bible study sessions each week. And plots of land there at the time were not as expensive. The Lord then began to heavily impress the town on his heart.
On the first of February 2012, they moved from Apedokoe to Sanguera where they are now domiciled. On February 19, 2012, they held their first Sunday morning service in Sanguera. Attendance was six. One of their first converts, a witch doctor’s son by the name of Felix whom Pastor Mawuli had led to the Lord a month earlier, became their first church member.
They had worshipped in the rented apartment room (14x12 feet) for 2 years. They also continued to evangelize. Several people received Christ but none of them was willing to come and worship in the small apartment room. Sometimes, it was too hot in there. When they realized that the locale constituted a hindrance to the numerical growth of the ministry, they started to pray that the Lord would provide a permanent place of worship for them. They started to share the need with their supporting churches and individuals.
Later that same year, the Lord provided enough money for them to partially pay for the land they needed and secure it through the generous giving of individuals and churches. Meanwhile, they continued to worship in the small apartment room.
Finally, in the summer of 2013, the Lord provided and they paid off the rest of what they owed. With lots of praying and people helping, the land was cleared and a temporary temple was constructed on the purchased property. Thus, on April 6, 2014, the church service was moved to the church property. Attendance was 17.
Now, their aim is to make Chapelle Baptiste of Sanguera the headquarters of their ministries. Their desire and prayer is to build a temple that is worthy of the Lord’s name. You can also be a part of this project for the glory of the Lord. "
Chapelle Baptiste e-mail : togo4Christ@gmail.com
22 BP 66, Lome 22 Phone : + (228) 92 35 82 00 / 91 50 35 44
Togo, West Africa
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Our prayer is that men should trust in the Lord with all their hearts, "That they might set their hope in God...because He hath appointed a day, in the which He will judge the world..."
Psalm 78:7; Acts 17:31