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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

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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Reboot Life

“Reboot” and “restore” became priorities in our thinking this week. … Returning from Abidjan, we ate supper with a young CHE (Community Health Evangelism) trainer. …The new puppies also met at the house remind us how life cycles renew perceptions of all of God’s creation! …Verlin’s Zoom participation with a GCFU comparative education class went well

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West Africa Wins Again (WAWA) distractions

Cleanup Champs

The fourth batter in baseball line-ups gets named the cleanup hitter for the sake of hope: the coach trusts him to meet the moment with some play to get some prior batter(s) to Homebase.

Our God coaches believers to meet our moments in getting others to their eternal home. Verlin got sent to encourage a young pastor and church leadership into …

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