April 2011

Cheryl Gayle on April 28, 2011

    HAPPY EASTER!  HE IS RISEN!  We were happy to be safely in the states to celebrate Easter with all of our children, 2 sons-in-law, and our first granddaughter.  It was also good to be all together at our home church on Easter Sunday.  We are enjoying some time to catch up on our e-mails and other work related projects as well as planning our time back in the states.  At this time, we have all of our churches, except one, planned out for our short-furlough.  We will only be able to get to about 7 churches this time, since we’re only home for about 3 ½ months. If we don’t see you this time, we’ll try to plan a time with you in the next one or two years.   (If you want to see our travel itinerary, please go to our website: www.gayle.abwe.org and view our calendar.)   Tomorrow we leave for a 2 week trip to Turkey & Greece where we will be taking a tour called “Footsteps of Paul & John.”  We have been saving money for a while, gotten some gifts, and received a small inheritance from Michael’s father that has paid for this trip (not our mission/ministry monies!)  It is mainly to celebrate Michael’s 60th birthday which was in February, to help solidify our Bible knowledge, and for a much needed vacation, as Michael has not been off for any time since last June.  Please be praying for us as we’re gone.  We return to the states on May 14th when we’ll be working even more on our presentation for our time back in the states.  Michael is scheduled to have arthroscopic surgery on his knee for a torn meniscus on May 26th.  It is supposed to be a “15 minute” procedure with little to no recovery time.  He is hoping to get back to being able to play basketball and run again.  (Once his ankle was repaired, he realized that his knee needed repaired as he became more active!)  Continue to pray for the ministry in Togo.  We hate to be gone any time, but we also know that we need to come away for a while to rejuvenate and to share His Ministry in Togo with others that you’re a part of.  We will be keeping up with the ministry in Togo while we’re gone via e-mails and definitely with prayer.  Please continue to pray for surgical and medical coverage for different times during the year that do not have adequate coverage.  Continue to pray for the Mobile Medical Clinics and their funding.  And continue to pray for the new church building for Tsavié to be built in Feb and the rest of the money needed to come in.  We appreciate you and are blessed to have you as part of our team!   For His Glory,   Michael & Cheryl Gayle, ABWE, Togo Medical Ministry and Church Planting