Meet Azlyn McCarthy

March 31, 2022

This past Sunday we introduced you (via video) to our new missionary, Azlyn McCarthy, missionary to Togo, Africa. But we’d love for you to get to know Azlyn a little bit more! We asked Azlyn a few questions, and here are her answers.

Hometown: Ankeny, IA

Your “one-sentence job description”: Working under the umbrella of a church planting team, my main focus is on equipping disciple-makers among the Deaf population so that the Deaf may meet, know, and follow Jesus.

Why you are in Togo: To follow the Lord’s call on my life to make disciples among the nations and to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.

One thing to know about Togo: The Togolese people are some of the kindest and most welcoming people in the world!

Meet Azlyn Mccarthy

One cultural difference between Togo and Iowa: Togo has a collectivistic mindset, and collaboration, especially among family members, is essential for everyday life. America in general has more of an individualistic mindset.

One way Togo and Iowa are similar: During certain seasons, there are cornfields all over!

Favorite Food: Pizza!

Favorite Book or Movie: Hinds’ Feet on High Places by Hannah Hunard

Favorite Verse in Scripture: Proverbs 31:8-9

Something you are currently praising God for: Exciting movement taking place in Deaf ministry!

Something you are currently struggling with: How to balance relationships in the States while being fully present in Togo.

Anything else you want Riverwood to know about you or your ministry: I have a German Shepherd named Caspian that I brought with me from the States. He’s the best guard dog!

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