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DEADLINE LIFELINES

We try to have the content for each update by Wednesday. This week Verlin began writing twelve minutes before our self-imposed 5PM EST Saturday deadline to post. We missed it today, but our faithful Lord kept His deadlines. One in particular hints at a mighty act He prepares to do,

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CITY LIGHTS

Since returning home in the wee hours of the morning on Wednesday, our thoughts have turned toward the training that we will help host December 4-6. There is a strong principle that unites this Disciple-Making Movement (DMM) effort with the Million Village Challenge (MVC) conference that took place last week

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NOT SURPRISED

Things almost never turn out as we expect in Africa when planning meetings, but we are not surprised when the Lord works things out despite what appear to be many obstacles. He did that again this week during the Million Village Challenge. We were not surprised that: ▪ two CHE

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NOT SURPRISED

Things almost never turn out as we expect in Africa when planning meetings, but we are not surprised when the Lord works things out despite what appear to be many obstacles. He did that again this week during the Million Village Challenge. We were not surprised that: ▪ two CHE

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VOICES

This week was replete with opportunities to use our voices for the sake of the Kingdom. Sunday morning Verlin began the training of a sixth evangelical church in Bondoukou to learn how to conduct Discovery Bible Studies (DBS) at home and church. In another setting many people were invited to

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CHANGING GLASSES

One very interesting lesson in Community Health Evangelism (CHE) training describes worldview by using a pair of glasses as an example. It is an “eye-opening” session to understand that every person on the planet looks at life and the events around them through their own particular lens of culture, family,

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GOODLY HERITAGE

The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places …. I have a goodly heritage. – Ps.16:6 In the quest to inform many churches and Christian organizations about the Million Village Challenge (MVC) in November, we have interacted with hundreds of people to galvanize CHE expansion. This week, we met

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FEEDBACK

What follows are comments from students collected during our week-long Community Health Engagement (the public health model of Community Health Evangelism) at the university. Dayo Obaweya, CHE coordinator for West Africa, told the assembled in closing statements that he believes their application of CHE will become a model used in all

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WAIT

From of old no one has heard or perceived by the ear, no eye has seen a God besides you, who acts for those who wait for him. -Is.64.4 The Lord is my light . . . wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for

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PARTNERS APART

Summer and early fall are times for denominations and churches to have their national meetings, not only in the U.S., but in Cote d’Ivoire as well. Verlin and others have stayed busy getting explanations and invitations to the leadership of many groups for our upcoming Million Village Challenge (MVC) conference

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