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!
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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