Jehovah Church Of Jesus Christ -

African Mission--Bogo

       
MISSION STATEMENT:
To address the critical and necessary needs of the people in the village of Bogo, West Africa. These needs to be identified by the Nofegali Gbedoxo Church.
 
Bogo is located in the central area of Togo. Togo is one of the fifteen countries in the Sub Continent of West Africa; currently this small village consists of approximately fifteen hundred residential occupants. Coffee at one time was the primary income producing commodity, but the lack of rain has caused most of these trees to die out, leaving the community financially unstable. Most of the people live in small huts that lack a roof or walls, to protect them from the natural elements. At one time most of these homes would have been considered adequate living arrangement, but because lack of money, maintenance became impossible, allowing erosion to take a toll. They also lack the means of getting medical attention as needed. There is a small clinic that exist in the village, but it is under staffed and hours of operation insufficient. When and if medication is prescribed, that lack of funds make it impossible to purchase. Finally, the church mentioned in the mission statement is over a century old. The building itself is eroding and because of a collapsing foundation a new church building is needed.
We would like to asset each need as it presents itself on a one by one basis. This is where we need you THE PUBLIC to donate funds for this worthy cause. You can donate directly to the Jehovah Church of Jesus Christ Website or to South State Bank, African Mission—Bogo 1121 Boundary Street,  Beaufort, South Carolina 29902.
 : Charlotte Adoboli:  Both knees swelled up, cannot walk.
Charlotte Adoboli: Both knees swelled up, cannot walk.



      


       


 : Nofegali Gbedoxo:  eroded foundation supported  by cement slap. The slap too cracked up at several places.
Nofegali Gbedoxo: eroded foundation supported by cement slap. The slap too cracked up at several places.























 : Nofegali Gbedexo:  The church wall is clearly leaning.  Look at the white post and the hut far beyond that are standing erect .  Below:  See the eroded foundation, on the right side of the church.  The retaining cement slap too had eroded.
Nofegali Gbedexo: The church wall is clearly leaning. Look at the white post and the hut far beyond that are standing erect . Below: See the eroded foundation, on the right side of the church. The retaining cement slap too had eroded.



























 : Occupied House:  Note the rusted corrugated iron sheet as a roof.  Note the eroded front yard.
Occupied House: Note the rusted corrugated iron sheet as a roof. Note the eroded front yard.


















 : Occupied home:  look at the mountain beyond, banana and coconut trees, an inviting scenery.  But look at the house, guttered roof.  It is fully occupied, with cooking on the stove, going on.  The foundation of the building on the left had eroded.
Occupied home: look at the mountain beyond, banana and coconut trees, an inviting scenery. But look at the house, guttered roof. It is fully occupied, with cooking on the stove, going on. The foundation of the building on the left had eroded.






















 : This hut is the kitchen.  Note the bucket and bowls used in bring water from the dirty creek.  These containers are also used in storing water.
This hut is the kitchen. Note the bucket and bowls used in bring water from the dirty creek. These containers are also used in storing water.























 : A house wife from the village.  Note the fallen back wall of the house through which you can see goats in the back yard.  Note the heath at far left for cooking, the abject poverty of the household material behind the lady.  Yes the bare ground behind her is the floor of the house.
A house wife from the village. Note the fallen back wall of the house through which you can see goats in the back yard. Note the heath at far left for cooking, the abject poverty of the household material behind the lady. Yes the bare ground behind her is the floor of the house.



























 : Primary school building.    Note the good structure, roofing, painted walls, and grassed yard.  Other buildings in the village can be kept up like this one, with help from you.
Primary school building. Note the good structure, roofing, painted walls, and grassed yard. Other buildings in the village can be kept up like this one, with help from you.












 : Edie Yohanna Adoboli:  The leg twisted at the knee, she cannot walk.
Edie Yohanna Adoboli: The leg twisted at the knee, she cannot walk.















 : This structure is the bath room.  A cloth is used to cover the door for privacy.
This structure is the bath room. A cloth is used to cover the door for privacy.





















 : This structure is the bath room, next to the building.  Note the real old bath room walls fallen off, at the right side.  Note also the eroded yard with exposed rocks.
This structure is the bath room, next to the building. Note the real old bath room walls fallen off, at the right side. Note also the eroded yard with exposed rocks.























 : Look at the bare walls with a big gap of hole on the side.  It used to be a house with a roof, like the one behind it.  The roof rusted, walls cracked and falling off.
Look at the bare walls with a big gap of hole on the side. It used to be a house with a roof, like the one behind it. The roof rusted, walls cracked and falling off.























 : This lady is gathering these sticks as fire wood to do the cooking.
This lady is gathering these sticks as fire wood to do the cooking.

























 : A villager drinking water from the creek.
A villager drinking water from the creek.





















 : Note the dried mud walls, the door, the thatched roof.  Babies are breast fed in this culture.
Note the dried mud walls, the door, the thatched roof. Babies are breast fed in this culture.






















 : This beautiful building with roof, windows, and painted walls, is also in the same village.  Look at the one below, a good home with people in the front yard.  The others too used to look like that, but the people were too poor to keep up with the maintenance, and the buildings fell by the way side.  With a little help those building can be brought back, since people are living in them.
This beautiful building with roof, windows, and painted walls, is also in the same village. Look at the one below, a good home with people in the front yard. The others too used to look like that, but the people were too poor to keep up with the maintenance, and the buildings fell by the way side. With a little help those building can be brought back, since people are living in them.






























 : Look at this family home, also in the same village.   Note  the corrugated aluminum roofing, the windows, the doors, the painted walls. With help the homes in this village will look like this.
Look at this family home, also in the same village. Note the corrugated aluminum roofing, the windows, the doors, the painted walls. With help the homes in this village will look like this.
Website Builder provided by  Vistaprint