Staff Kenya Paul and Donna Cox


Paul and Donna Cox have been missionaries with TWR since 1999, with a four-year detour for seminary. Since May of 2007, they have been serving in Benin, West Africa, where Paul is the station director and Donna is an educator. In addition to Benin, they also served in Swaziland. Prior to their marriage, Donna served with Africa Inland Mission in Kenya and Somalia for two years.

Children: Nehemiah, Micah Joy & Miriam.

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  1. How do we achieve prayer greatness?

    How do we achieve prayer greatness?

    January 25th, 2011

    Recently we watched the movie Invictus, which is about Nelson Mandela, the South African Rugby team and the 1995 Rugby World Cup. There is a scene between Nelson Mandela and Fancois Pienaar (the captain of the South African Rugby) that has caught my attention: Nelson Mandela:read more

  2. Burdened by what is not and hopeful of what will, by God's power, be.

    Burdened by what is not and hopeful of what will, by God's power, be.

    August 31st, 2010

    Normally when I walk I head North on a road/path and walk by where Miriam goes to school. The other morning I wanted a change of pace and headed South on some small roads/paths. On my 20-minute walk I passed two fetishes, one talisman and one mosque. I was burden that theread more

Prayer Requests

  • Mountaintop High / Valley Low

    In life there is a pattern of mountaintop high experiences followed by valley low challenges. This pattern is seen in Scriptures, in history and has recently been our experience.

    Our time visiting churches and reconnecting with friends and supporters has been a mountaintop high. We cannot begin to describe how revitalized, uplifted and supported we have felt. We have been encouraged by the growth and depth we have seen in many of the churches that we have visited. We are greatly encouraged that New Covenant Church in Albuquerque is planning a mission’s trip to West Africa including a team coming to Benin. We are also excited that some close friends are planning their first trip to Benin to see us.

    Our descent from the mountaintop began with Donna's surgeries. While we praise God that they went well and Donna's recovery is still going well, they took a lot out of both patient and care giver. Because of this I was unable to start my study sabbatical in December. At this point we are unsure of all the implications of the delayed start with my sabbatical. In addition, we recently heard from Benin that due to some complications a key deadline was missed in the NGO process. What made this news even more discouraging was that the deadline was missed while some were focused on other issues.

    At this point it is unknown whether the missed deadline will result in having to redo much of what was done just before we left Benin or if our colleagues can get an exception from the government of Benin. Your prayers for this would be appreciated.

    I have already had my little rant with God demanding why He would let some complications cause a missed deadline with the NGO process. As usual, God was very gracious and kind and did not judge me too harshly for my rant.

    Praise God with us for the mountaintop, the valley and His graciousness during my rant. Pray for our colleagues who are working on the NGO process. Pray for us as we work through the delayed start of my study sabbatical and start preparing to return to Benin.

  • We thank the Lord for a good furlough in the United States and would covet your prayers as we return to West Africa.

Prayer Letters

  1. April 2015 Prayer LetterMarch 30th, 2015
  2. December 2014 Prayer LetterDecember 1st, 2014
  3. September 2014September 8th, 2014
  4. June 2014 Prayer LetterJune 2nd, 2014
  5. December 2013 Prayer LetterDecember 2nd, 2013
  6. November 2013 Prayer LetterOctober 28th, 2013
  7. July 2013 Prayer LetterJuly 8th, 2013
  8. April 2013 Prayer LetterApril 1st, 2013
  9. January 2013 NewsletterJanuary 2nd, 2013
  10. October 2012 Cox FAQJanuary 2nd, 2013
  11. July 2012 Cox NewsletterJanuary 2nd, 2013
  12. April 2012 Cox NewsletterJanuary 2nd, 2013
  13. January 2012 Cox NewsletterJanuary 2nd, 2013
  14. October 2011 NewsletterOctober 2nd, 2011