Wildauer Family Update from Togo
Fellow Redeemed in Christ,
It has been a whirlwind of sorts for everyone I know and have been in contact with over the past month. Quite a few of you have asked me what all is happening with our family and our plans. As you can probably guess, plans have been changing by the day.
In conjunction with the counsel of the LCMS Office of International Mission, it was decided that it would be best for my family to return to the United States during this time of uncertainty. This was a gutwrenching decision between the vocation of pastor/missionary to the people and the vocation of husband and father of my family. Though we have left Dapaong, we know that the Lord has provided local pastors for the residents of Dapaong as well as our international students and families who cannot return home at this time due to the rapidly closed borders.
Seemingly within a day of this decision, we headed to Lomé only to find out that our Sunday flight had been cancelled. All passengers were moved to the Tuesday flight (today). We pray that Ethiopian Air will maintain this flight and as of this moment, it appears that they will. We will fly from Lomé direct to Newark, NJ. The following day, Wednesday, we plan to fly to Chicago where we will take a rental vehicle to Bremen, IN and a vacant house owned by family where our family will self-quarantine for 14 days.
We appreciate your prayers at this time of travel. Know full well that you are in our prayers and have been for quite some time as we have observed the progress of this virus for a while now. David, our five-year-old who has had his own bout with relapsing malaria, prays often that the Lord stop the virus and that no more people get sick. He understands all too well and is seeing this through the eyes of faith. The Lord is our refuge and strength in whom we have full confidence. He holds the field forever. He will see us through this all.
The Lord guard your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore. His peace be yours,
Pastor Micah Wildauer & Family