LISTEN TO EPISODE 12
“In intimacy with God through a prayer lifestyle, I have the needed energy to pursue a pure life.” —Pastor Elias Apetogbo
Whether the primary issue in your community is polygamy or pornography, all of our sexual issues share the same root: our sin nature. We were all conceived in iniquity as the psalmist says. The good news is we also share the same hope: Jesus is our Pure Hope. In this episode we’re joined by our friend and ministry partner Pastor Elias Apetogbo, from Togo, West Africa.
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT OUR GUEST…
Pastor Elias Apetogbo is from Togo, West Africa. He leads a church in Lomé the capital city of Togo as well as a ministry, Guinos Foundation, which aims to bring people—and especially youth—close to God’s Word in a way that influences their life. Pastor Elias first heard about pureHOPE when he saw a copy of our lifestyle magazine in our Founder’s trunk. The name, “A World Free,” caught his eye and as he flipped through the articles and read about God’s heart to cover us in our sin and sexual brokenness he said, “we need this in Africa.” Pastor Elias has translated pureHOPE content into French and taken this message to 17 African nations and counting! You’ll love hearing him share his heart and perspective through our conversation.
Oba Adeoye Gbenga joins Pastor Elias on this episode. Oba, meaning “King,” is a King Born by two tribes Yoruba & Batonu living in Ofiki, in the state of Oyo in Southwest Nigeria. He joined Pastor Elias to take a deeper dive into the ministry of pureHOPE and is already impacting his community in profound ways through his kingship.
LIVING IN THE LOOP
Purity is not a state of being, but a state of becoming P-U-R-E. Coming out of this episode here are ways you can…
PRAY | Pray for your community. Who are the leaders, churches, and families who need your prayers?
UNDERSTAND | What are the top issues facing your home and your community?
RESOLVE | Resolve to take notice and enter in to the issues in your community.
ENGAGE | Pastor Elias was struck by God’s amazing, good story for sex and has shared it far and wide. What are some truths about God’s goodness, about His better story of sex that you can share in a world hungry for intimacy?
YOU MIGHT HAVE HEARD US MENTION
GOD HAS THE BEST STORY
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.” —Matthew 5:14
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