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- By Nina Toyo – Abidjan, Ivory Coast – 14 May, 2018
Culled from disciplestoday.org
Paul Okolo was converted in his native Nigeria in 1994 and quickly grew in his passion to serve and sacrifice for the work of advancing the kingdom of God. In 1996, he was chosen to go to the Liberian refugee camp in Ghana and form a mission team to plant a church in Monrovia, Liberia, a country that was just coming out of a horrific 14-year civil war to bring the much-needed peace and reconciliation that only the gospel of Christ can offer. Under his leadership, the Monrovia Church grew quickly and today is a mature church of over 500 members.
In 2002, Paul came to the neighboring Ivory Coast, for further training. There he met and married Sabine and they continue serving, working in the full-time ministry and HOPE worldwide respectively. Last year, Paul was appointed evangelist and is now being trained to become a kingdom teacher, a talent he discovered after starting a ministry training program for our congregation.
In 2009, Paul started suffering from constant dizzy spells and headaches. He was diagnosed with high blood pressure. In the ensuing years, despite medication and special diet, Paul’s kidneys have begun to fail. He is now on dialysis twice a week, a costly procedure which he will have to continue for the rest of his days until a kidney donor is found…Read more on disciplestoday