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Every Season

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Out of Season

To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven” (Ecc. 3:1). Interestingly, even seasons like winter serve purposes in God’s timetable for harvests. As the natural world models, Christians also produce fruit “in season” (Ps. 1:3). It is counter-productive to be discouraged when fruit remains unformed. If faithful to do as told, much happens unseen. The LORD grows His Kingdom on time. Our collaboration simply demands that we cooperate with His pruning, relax in His timing, and rejoice with others whom we may perceive to be reaping bountifully while our service matures. Easier said than done!
 
Tree in Red Butte Garden

               Tree in Red Butte Garden

While visiting ministry partners this week in the American northwest, we used some freed-up time to enjoy God’s nature. We made a stop at the Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City as we traveled to our destination in Idaho. We took this opportunity to review the provisions Jesus makes for our healing in the plant kingdom. The time let us glean further knowledge from medicinal and herb gardens that we can grow. Learning plant nutritional and medicinal values remains a passion of ours in life and ministry. In Cote d’Ivoire, we connect with people who catalog the tropical plant diversity and develop uses for it. We rejoiced to discover that the greater than 7,000 plans in this botanical garden are referenced online for study. The tips for year-round gardening help us too.

In Season

To everything there is a season…” While it may be a comfort to affirm that the Lord works even when there is little evidence, we innately know that developing harvests is a continuous occupation. Planning, soil preparation, planting, and follow-up tasks are essential. Much sowing happens before any reaping with joy can. Thank you for toiling beside us in work in Cote d’Ivoire! Whether you pray and give monthly, quarterly, once a year, or less frequently, your participation makes the harvest we share possible. The sowing has been watered by your fervent, faithful prayers, like the rain. As is true for many ministries, we count on strong December giving to keep our mission account stable. Bountiful end-of-year donations will fund our African return with financing sufficient to weather unexpected expenses and overcome months of lower-than-average giving. Thank you for all you have done and do for Jesus’ sake.

Prayer & Praise

  • 🙏Pray for many ingenious Christmas outreaches to happen in Cote d’Ivoire and other places. Opportunities abound around the world to share Jesus in word and deed.
  • 🙏Ask the Lord for healthy end-of-the-year giving that will help return us to Africa to carry out partnership responsibilities with confidence. As departures and arrivals are tiring, ask that the Lord’s strength and guidance sustain us as we finish personal and work duties.
  • 🙏Join us in praying that none of us neglect our part of sowing and reaping in the Kingdom. It is easy to get distracted, discouraged, or just ineffectively very busy.
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 @ www.che4a.org (3% fee) or TDF (0% fee).

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