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Badges and Bites

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Taste and See
(Psalm 34:8)

While we dealt with badges and bites in Tennessee this week, Ivoirian Community Health Evangelism (CHE) partners continued to plan, train, and engage in greater than 70 communities within Cote d’Ivoire! On Friday, around 5 a.m., Verlin tried to join a CHE university team planning meeting by video conferencing to no avail. Interaction is needed during some weekly sessions to help plan the September university CHE event. We expect to establish virtual connections that work correctly in the coming weeks. On this side of the Atlantic, part of June and July will be occupied with revising and distributing CHE lessons for the university program. We weave that arduous process around medical appointments and visits with ministry partners.

As a review, below is a list of various ways that Ivoirian CHE partners with whom we coordinate plant churches and impact communities. They foster personal and group transformation by following God’s lead to obediently help shift participants to live by Biblical beliefs. We strengthen

  • Discovery Bible Studies
  • pig and goat production
  • Farming God’s Way
  • forestry projects
  • moringa plantations
  • bee-keeping
  • family gardens
  • literacy
  • well-digging
  • health and hygiene lessons
  • building churches and schools
  • AIDS intervention programs
  • and training nurses

We continue to encourage adding children’s CHE and school programs to the number of CHE strategies used. Faces and ministries of partners there stay in our hearts and minds as we handle business requiring U.S.-based records. Our plan is to return to them in August, able to work better.

Come and See
(Psalm 66:5)


      Suzanne and Chelsea
     with patches & badges

Now, more about those badges and bites! Monday night, we joyfully witnessed our granddaughter, Chelsea, receive badges as she finished her first year in a local American Heritage Girls program. We are grateful for a denominational church family that teaches our girl to love God, care for herself, cherish family, serve community, and honor country. Later that evening, Verlin was playfully nipped by a friendly dog during a delightful visit. That left a bruise but little else. On Friday, his hearing checked out with little change despite seven prior months of recurrent infection and drainage. Yesterday’s removal of a 2nd molar means little talking or biting as the swollen left jowl heals. One surprise blessing related to the extraction and clearing an infected tooth socket is that his left ear hearing improved! All of this is good progress on the self-care front.

Prayer & Praise

    • 🙏 Thank the Lord with us for our opportunities to enjoy family activities together, like our granddaughter’s badge ceremony. These happy occasions help fortify us for the long separations.
    • 🙏 Corbin, our younger son, continues looking for a suitable engineering job. He resigned from his Alabama position for reasons of conscience that are Biblically clear. We ask the Lord for a position that leaves him within a three-hour drive of his brother and sister in Tennessee.
    • 🙏 Praise the Lord that our CHE partner, who was in an accident right before we left Cote d’Ivoire, is healing nicely. Pray that his agricultural project sees progress despite his physical limitations.
Your Partners in the Gospel,

Verlin and Debbie


Christian Health Service Corps (CHSC) is a mission of dedicated medical professionals who participate in the CHE Global Network. Together, in a loose affiliation of individuals, churches, denominational, and nondenominational agencies, we share God’s Light and Truth through Community Health Evangelism (CHE). Verlin and Debbie accept donor partners to contribute as led to provide support as we maintain residential ministry in Cote d’Ivoire to expand CHE ministries under the auspices of CHSC & Ivorian partners. Tax-deductible contributions by check are to be made payable to the CHSC with Andersons #0118 written on the memo line. Mail to CHSC – PO Box 132 – Fruitvale, TX 75127. Give online via the CHSC @ (3% fee) or TDF (0% fee).


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