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To speak up…or be silent

So this is my first blog and here’s the thing… I’ve said before I would never blog because I don’t feel like I have much to say to the world that is not already known. I often prefer to listen to those around me and hear what they are trying

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LOOK AND LISTEN

Last Saturday morning after the university training finished on Friday, Verlin, Dayo, and three Ivorian CHE association trainers accompanied Professor Luc and most of his university team to Kodiokro. A few hours from Abidjan, the village of more than an hundred families is home to one of their fledgling CHE efforts.

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HAIR FAIRIES

HAIR FAIRIES I have discovered my super power. I wasn’t born with it, but it gradually manifested itself in my young adulthood, and is now full-fledged and powerful. I really didn’t know what I had, however, until just recently… It all started one afternoon, when I received a text, from

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SUMMER WRAPS UP

The final weeks of summer were a bit of a whirlwind and we have now bid farewell to summer with it’s long, warm days and have definitely moved into fall. Foggy, cool mornings await us, yellow leaves are popping up on more and more trees, the bright greens and yellows

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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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Trail Blazing

I’m so glad I don’t have to “figure it all out”, because God already has.

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HODGEPODGE

Verlin’s time in the U.S. to check on Debbie and attend denominational meetings failed to let him dedicate as much time for visits as hoped, though a few were made besides attending a family reunion. This time, the hodgepodge we live while managing family responsibilities apart for a little longer

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OUNCE OF PREVENTION

Verlin just returned from meetings with the National Association of Free Will Baptist churches of which we have been members incovenant (see PDF p.7) since childhood. The speakers and breakout sessions showed the diversity of ministry needed as Christ’s Kingdom advances on earth. The heritage still provides guidelines for us. Diverse subjects

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Struggles of a working mom

I can’t explain why bad things happen, but I can say that our God knows. He sees our smiles and He feels our hurts. And He loves us, oh how he loves us.

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TIME N SPACE

The LORD uses His own space and time to accomplish His will. It’s AWESOME! He coordinates flights, meetings, and encounters so we His people and others outside of our folds, or sheep pens, hear His truth. With thanksgiving we affirmPsalm 23’s declaration that He leads His own in paths of

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