Taste and See
Our world needs a great story today! As believers, we know the single great story that gives hope to every person. Yet, sometimes it daunts believers to understand how to share the big picture with others. Practical video tools exist for equipping believers to quickly, simply, and effectively share the scope of hope in Christ. Some excellent examples are prepared by Christian brothers and sisters in France. Like us, Jean-Marc and Martine Fritsch commit their lives to stimulating Disciple-Making Movements. (Links to a Final Command explanation first shared in Awake Sleeper! where we shared overviews of DMM, CHE, and DBS.) Our French friends’ understanding of DMM is explained in the course of multiple training videos they produce via ILL’ADIT (‘He said it’ org resource page).
The Four Fields video follows up on DMM explanations shared in Jehosaphat NOT Jumping! (Non-ILL’ADIT prior explanatory video shares of DMM we’ve made are linked here and here.) These convinced CHE strategy friends who also collaborate with RESCoF continue to produce helpful French videos that equip believers to reproduce wholly-obedient-to-the-Gospel disciples. Several of their explanations are translated into English. “The Great Story” (9’36” video lesson) we shared in Clean-up Champs explains the bedrock vision now used in Cote d’Ivoire to disciple others in the Gospel. It addresses the social elephants in the room: broken relationships. Each believer is called to a ministry of reconciliation (2Co.5:11-21 ESV). We celebrate with Easter that Jesus’ coming, death, and resurrection make possible authentic restoration of each person’s relationships with God, themselves, others, and with the Creation. In a word, Jesus brings peace, a.k.a. “shalom.” (Would it not be great to see Russia and Ukraine cease-fire eternally due to genuine faith?) We use the adaptive and instructive schema during two to five-minute, maybe longer, conversational testimonies. ILL’ADIT (org resource page) content will be shared here from time to time. The links provide proven soulwinning strategies effectively used in African CHE ministries. Anglophones and Francophones who read can gain confidence to share their experience with God in their circles of influence (see Oikos video).
Come and See
Verlin’s visits to more remote rural regions went well. Two pastors immersed in church planting and who successfully use Community Health Evangelism (CHE) strategies updated him in their efforts. Both excel at using what the Lord has given them in hand to grow the Kingdom. We rejoice that our efforts help them think through solutions to challenges and see their tangible progress! During the travels, he invited two pastors to help with the university CHE training in September. In addition, he spoke to one youth group. He then preached two times in another village church that investigates implementing CHE locally.
Verlin continued travels this week, going to Abidjan for a planning session with the CHE university team after connecting some pastors in the nation’s political capital who envision using CHE. The September training event near Abidjan needs 20 trainers for the first time. He reported on trainers available and finalized details required to plan before our temporary return to the US.
Prayer & Praise
- 🙏 Pray the university team gains added local financial support to coordinate and promote the use of CHE. The growing number of private and public agencies being coordinated requires effective communication.
- 🙏 Thank you for praying for our missionary colleague in Ukraine. Carrie and the team at the Agape Center successfully moved several groups of disabled citizens to safer locations—sometimes 60 at a time. They continue to provide food and medicines to others in need.
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).