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Verlin and Debbie Anderson

BIO

Life and ministry in Africa are not new to our family. We purposefully prepared for it. Saved as children, we met while completing our college degrees in Nashville (Verlin: BSN Nursing, 1994, and B.A. Pastoral Administration/Missions, 1987; Debbie: B.S. Secondary Education/English, 1987), married, and began raising a family. Responding to the Lord’s call in 1997, we joined our Baptist mission through whom we served 16 years in Cote d’Ivoire. We worked in church-planting efforts, but focused on introducing Community Health Evangelism (CHE) in as many venues as possible. Living through three armed conflicts convinced us even more that CHE is a tool that brings lasting transformation to individuals and communities. Many poor in Cote d’Ivoire languish without access to clean water, healthcare, education, and shelter. Malnutrition, AIDS, malaria, and other preventable diseases ravage daily life. We work in partnership with public and Christian groups throughout the country, facilitating Community Health Evangelism (CHE) teams. Daily ministry with Ivorians includes modeling disease prevention and good nutrition, demonstrating microenterprise and Farming God’s Way, and sharing Jesus in word and deed. Individual lives are changed physically, spiritually and socially by Christ. Local churches grow and show community transformation that endures and improves throughout generations. Our passion is to further fuel and equip West African CHE teams who strive to multiply hope in their neighborhoods, their country, and their continent.


Donations can be sent by mail to: Christian Health Service Corps PO Box 132 Fruitvale, TX 75127

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Tweak

The start of 2022 seems a good time to tweak our update. The first section, “Taste and See,” will convey a Biblical thought, Community Health Evangelism (CHE) concept, testimony, or world event for encouragement. The “Come and See” section reports ministry activities, family life, and financial updates. “Côte d’Ivoire Corner” will be included at times to enrich your knowledge of the nation where we serve. Finally, “Prayer and Praise” remains the same at the bottom. Let us know what you think!

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AWA Christmas 2021 Video

No Fear. God’s here!

AWA LINK: No Fear. God’s here! PDF Version: AWA Weekly 211225 PDF Blogspot Video Message Merry Christmas! Please enjoy the linked 2’35” video rather than taking time today to read and reflect upon what we shared on our family’s blog site. The YouTube facilitated video likely communicates our hearts’ intents

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Door Dynamics

Let your door stand open to receive Him, unlock your soul to Him, offer Him a welcome in your mind, and then you will see the riches of simplicity, the treasures of peace, the joy of grace. Throw wide the gate of your heart, stand before the sun of the everlasting light. —— Ambrose: What are your door dynamics?

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