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Feasting CRISIS

Feeding Frenzy


Bird feasting crisis during COVID-19 pandemic

We sense peace and stability when food in the house suffices to feed the family. Birds sense the same, too! During the pandemic, we placed a squirrel resistant feeder to meet the birds living about us. By giving our feathered friends a steady supply of food, they flit from tree to tree in plain view. Talk about a feeding frenzy! We refill the large bird feeder once a week. They will empty a 20-pound bag of birdseed this month. Still, it is worth it. Our new friends will not suffer from dependency because we leave soon. We enjoy the songs and beauty while treating them to some gourmet meals as they nest.

Finding Help

We sense peace and stability when God’s Word feeds our souls! Pandemic experiences drive home to Ivorians that churches using Community Health Evangelism (CHE) and Discovery Bible Studies (DBS) disseminate truth in culture more effectively. Jesus, in whom all things exist, is the answer for COVID-19. He sources abundant life. An Ivorian friend and CHE coordinator wrote a plan for a project to share the Good News in many more homes. He passed it on to us, and our mission’s grant writer, Joel White, seeks grant opportunities to fund the nearly $20,000 project.

Filling Holes

The peace and stability of Shalom reign in our lives, though Verlin has not eaten solid food for days. Due to pain and swelling from Thursday’s oral surgery that prepares a site for a replacement molar, he does not eat much. However, he is up and working. The temporary suffering seems within norms that he later enjoy better and more pleasurable eating.

Prayer and Praise

  • We gratefully share that Verlin suffered no complications during dental surgery on Thursday. Preparations for an implant are far from being paid and done. The surgeon did not think it best to combine two steps of the process during the surgery, as hoped. Now we wait two months for healing to permit placement. That timing is tricky with our expected return to Cote d’Ivoire in August. Pray, trusting the Lord to arrange the details and schedule for us.
  • Ask the Lord to provide a foundation, or government, grant to further transform Ivorian life with Gospel Wisdom that is integral to CHE. Pray trainers will continue compassionate and innovative witness as they penetrate communities, whether or not a grant is obtained. These ramp-up material distribution for training, mask-making, and hand-washing via DBS groups.
  • Pray with us for our granddaughter’s school placement next year. Our firstborn and daughter-in-law made a request that would benefit Chelsea’s progress as a hearing-impaired child. The COVID-19 upheavals make it less likely that others will honor the parents’ request. Ask the Lord to intervene in the way best for her and all of us.
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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