And when they had come and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them and how he had opened the door of faith unto the Gentiles.
No matter the generation of believers who trust the Creator-God Himself to make peace for sin-trapped humanity, some itinerant messengers share God’s news for their times. Whether people met Enoch walking with God, Abraham moving in obedience from urban comfort to living in tents, or those developing Levitical systems that preceded New Testament apostles and evangelists, itinerant work is integral to spreading the Good News.
It does not differ today. Planting and growing faith communities that trust in God ruling over people requires both itinerant messengers and stable models. Locals with their deacons and/or elders need encouragement from traveling messengers like the early apostles and evangelists. The visits help sustain the numerical and personal growth of congregants saved to live a new life. Verlin and Debbie expect to keep following this model as we finish our time in the U.S. with road trips through Florida, then parts of Michigan and Tennessee where we could not visit during 2020 due to public health concerns. The goal remains like that attributed to Paul and Barnabas: to declare all that God has done with us and how He opens doors of faith in Cote d’Ivoire.
This section of the update addresses ministry partners in Florida with a nod to others residing in Georgia and Alabama. If you see your community listed or know it to be along the route, let us know if you would like us to check-in with you too. While many times are planned for visit and travel, additional ones can still be scheduled to rehearse what God has done with yet others.
|Fri 1/15: Macon, GA
||Tue 1/19: ECHO, Sebring, Vero Beach
||Sat 1/23: Leesburg, Gainesville, Quincy
|Sat: Stuart, FL
||Wed: Cocoa, Melbourne
||Sun: Marianna, Chipley
|Sun: W. Palm Beach, Miami, Cape Coral
||Thu: Sanford, Deltona
||Mon: Cowarts, AL
|Mon: Fort Myers
||Fri: Seffner, Tampa
||Tue: Columbus, GA; Sulligent, AL
Prayer & Praise
Old Red and Grey-Tow
- ???? Old Red and Grey-Tow currently operate the best they have in years. Pray the vehicles keep doing so as we make temporary returns to the U.S. over the next decade. We hold off purchasing any newer car(s) that would stay parked many moons before run until it becomes known whether combustion or electric engines power the automobiles of the future, or Jesus comes.
- ???? Pray that our times with saints for meeting individually or in groups will accomplish what the Lord desires for both the hearers and speakers’ lives.
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).