Nov/Dec 2008 Prayer Update

Cheryl Gayle on December 21, 2008


MERRY, MERRY CHRISTMAS! We are praying for you and your family this holiday season. We are still trying to adapt to the cold. Even though we had 2 years in Québec learning what cold really is, we have been in Togo for 4 winters learning what hot really is. We think that our blood has really thinned out, and we like the warmth better.

We had a great Ab-Hugh family reunion (Cheryl?s side of the family) at Thanksgiving. We were only missing Christina?s husband, Christopher, as he couldn?t get off of work and Cheryl?s niece Heather and her family. Otherwise, not too bad for the first big family get together in years. We had the most fun teasing Cheryl?s nephew, Isaac, as he brought a new girlfriend to the family reunion. A word to the wise?.not a wise thing to do when you have a lot of ?pranksters? in the family. ?

Michael?s surgery went well. The Anhalt family totally spoiled us while we were guests in their house. It isn?t everyday that one gets to stay with one?s surgeon in their house post-surgery. Of course, that made Michael try to behave a little bit more. Michael still has 2 weeks left in his ?boot/split,? and then he can start physical therapy. He will start rehabilitation in Jan and training for his first mini-marathon (13 miles) in years. Pray for the Anhalts as they are planning on returning to Togo, June 2009 to do more orthopedic surgeries.

Our Togo evangelistic film has qualified for the semi-finals competition at the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival that will be held in San Antonio, Texas in January. It is in competition with Fireproof and a few other films. If you want to know more, click on their website and look it over. The French name is Jetez Quelque Chose Par Terre. The English translation of the title has been translated as: Throw a Few Things on the Ground. It has English subtitles with it for the U.S. viewing. Cheryl will be going to San Antonio, along with Waterford Productions, to represent the Togo side of things. The film will also be for sale shortly through Vision Forum if you want your own copy. The film is an excellent opportunity to see the Togolese culture and some of the struggles that our friends deal with. We are very proud of the Togolese Christians who worked very hard on this film and did an excellent job of acting. Pray for this film to continue to make an impact for His kingdom.

We are praying for you this Christmas season. We thank you very much for your sacrificial giving and your life sustaining prayers. We are proud to partner with you to reach the lost for Him. We are praying His riches blessings on you. The best gift of all is your salvation.

For His Glory,

Michael & Cheryl Gayle, ABWE
Medical Missionaries on furlough to Togo, W. Africa

January 2009 Schedule:
Jan 1 Michael speak at the Father/Son New Years Day prayer breakfast at IBC, Martinsburg, WV
Jan 5-11 Cheryl San Antonio, Texas for the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival (staying with Dr. & Mrs. Scott Jones)
Jan 6-8 Michael take Nathaniel to new college in Chicago, IL
Jan 9-11 Michael Purcellville Baptist Church mission?s conference, Purcellville, VA
Jan 13, 20, 27 Michael teach Physiology to home school co-op
Jan 18 Grace Bible Church in Va. Beach, VA
Jan 23-26 Derwood Bible Church mission?s conference, Derwood, MD