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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

Change the Health System

Key Cutters

PDF Version: AWA_Update_190706.PDF Self-Care Early last week, Verlin limited activity a few days because of an infected scratch. He overcame the infection by the grace of nursing knowledge God has provided him. The sickness which had prevented him from supporting weight and walking during two days, dissipated within three. He

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Healing Belief

PDF Version: AWA_Update_190622.PDF Spirituality (i.e. individual practices) and religion (i.e. communal practices) influence health through pathways of behaviors, social support, psychology, and supernatural laws. – Oman & Thorensen, 2002 cited in The Influence of Religion on Health   Beloved, I pray that you prosper in all things and be in

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Shepherding A Child’s Heart

PDF Version: AWA_Update_190615.PDF “The purpose for your authority in the lives of your children is not to hold them under your power, but to empower them to be self-controlled people living freely under the authority of God.”—Ted Tripp   One of the hardest roles in our world is being a

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Scandalon

PDF Version: AWA_Update_190601.PDF In a time when lukewarm Christianity and scandalous accusations are made among prominent Christian leaders, it is reassuring to personally know some “real deal” believing friends. This is the kind of spiritual brother or sister whom you see finish their spiritual lives on earth well—not because they

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Sign Posts

PDF Version: AWA_Update_190518.PDF It is quite common to become so absorbed in the details of daily work that we can miss sign posts that indicate how far we have traveled down the road of ministry. True for all of us with any work, right? Recently, we had an epiphany when

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The Matrices

PDF Version: AWA_Update_190427.PDF   Years before he ever saw The Matrix on a language blocking DVD player, a friend approached Verlin and said, ”Mr. Anderson, I presume.” He was not the first to so address Verlin, nor the last, but he attempted to explain the movie’s plot that led Verlin

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Called Meetings

PDF Version: AWA_Update_190406.PDF “Take a flight to Abidjan, find Verlin, and talk about CHE (Community Health Evangelism).” Something like that was the directive given to an Nigerian believer by a mission leader who had met Verlin during an International Wholistic Missions Conference (IWMC Tracks – Promo video). (FYI, the 2019

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Gifts of Peoples

PDF Version: Anderson_Report_19_03_02.pdf Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. Psalm 2:8 According to the most recent Joshua Project statistics, there are 109 people groups (“nations” as the Scripture often puts it, or tribes,

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