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Blowing Winds

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PDF Version: AWA Weekly 200718.PDF

Winds of Kindness

When you receive this update, we will have been on the road in east Tennessee and North Carolina for 11 days.


The pacific Atlantic winds help pleasant tidings of the Creator rule our spirits.

Supportive winds of kindness have swirled around us throughout the journey. The best ministry partners in the world have fed us, lodged us, and encouraged us in many ways. We give thanks for the venues that have been creatively adjusted and offered where we shared the great news from Cote d’Ivoire. The pictures depict the peaceful seashore, and an idyllic canine friend found during our visit to Davis on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.


An idyllic seashore canine joined our refreshing walk.

Verlin held services, or shared during mission conferences, within the area several times, but this was Debbie’s first visit. Some of the people seen have known us since college days. Others are new friends. Bill and Lanora Morris, who develop Graham’s Place to provide food and lodging for traveling Christian pastors and leaders, are silver friends introduced by golden ones. There is nothing like the kindness and generosity of God’s people! So far, we have seen eleven current individual and church partners, and encouraged at least five others who were past supporters, with the knowledge of how God’s blessings on their offerings saves souls. If all goes well, we will see friends in South Carolina and Georgia before returning to Cookeville and reorganizing ourselves to get on the road again.

Winds of Change

Other winds bring tidings of not so pleasant news. The Prime Minister of Cote d’Ivoire, Amadou Coulibaly, died on July 8. Losing a leader is never easy, but this loss is complicated by the fact that he was one of the presidential candidates for Ivorian elections this fall. Pray that this situation does not deteriorate into destructive violence of any kind. Also, educational winds of change affect millions of children in the U.S. These include our granddaughter Chelsea. Join us in prayer for teachers and parents who must make difficult decisions about the challenges they navigate. Change does not have to be detrimental, but many people find that their educational options are not palatable or promising.

Prayer and Praise

  • Pray that Cote d’Ivoire does not spiral into political violence primed by the Prime Minister’s death.
  • Pray for families who make decisions about the education of their children that have become difficult. Ask that teachers and administrators find creative solutions to their challenging educational circumstances.
  • Thank the Lord that He continues to touch the hearts of ministry partners while calling new ones to share the load of this ministry’s budget needs. Pray we gain the ~$1100 of additional monthly financial support to confidently resume residing in Cote d’Ivoire to minister. The next 4-year term of service portends the extension of witness to our Lord through public educational venues. We praise Him for the many partners who give and continue to provide extra gifts that assist all during this time when travel and group meetings present new challenges that must be overcome by good faith.
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).

Prior: Travel Tips to Trust200711.PDF

Prior ministry Video: Hidden Treasure 200509 PDF
2020 Q1 Report: Does God Propose?200606.PDF
2020 Budget Info:
CHSC-0118_ANDERSON-2020- Budget.pdf

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