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Jehoshaphat NOT Jumping!

Although the phrase “Jumping Jehoshaphat” became a pop exclamation in the United States in the mid-1800s, King J. of Judah is truthfully remembered more for “standing still.” . . . It reminds us why we embrace Discovery Bible Studies (DBS) as the spiritual component of Community Health Evangelism (CHE) strategies used in Cote d’Ivoire.

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Unshakeable!

We belong to an unshakeable kingdom in Christ! The apostle Peter warned believers in his day not to be surprised at the “fiery trials” that tested them, as if something strange were happening (1 Peter 4:12). Such is the reality for followers of Jesus. In our ministry, we have always noted a surge of various problems before significant ministry growth. Since returning to the field, a few challenges have complicated progress or required time to help friends and ministry partners. Thankfully, the majority of situations we face have solutions.

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Agape Celebrates 5 Years!

On June 25, a party was held to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Agape Rehabilitation Complex! Current patients and residents of Agape, employees and other guests were in attendance. Polos shirts with the Agape logo were given to all employees for the occasion. The evening included a delicious dinner, a concert by some of our own employees, recollection, and gratitude for how Agape came into existence and has been upheld by God’s hand these past 5 years, and an admonition to continue in the work from our senior pastor at Fimiam Church. It was a wonderful evening together!

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Never Change

“Never change.” On the surface, that thought may seem appealing: “You have an endearing personality that I find attractive, and I want it to endure.” What brought the subject of change to mind this week? We celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary on Monday! Besides our marriage, the importance of change struck us on other fronts this week, too.

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Standards and Guidelines to Support Human Dignity in Cross-Cultural Healthcare

The relief and development community has created a set of comprehensive minimum standards for humanitarian response, although they have been slow to make significant progress in the USA. These standards, known as the Sphere standards, are a set of principles and minimum standards created to improve quality and accountability of humanitarian response in four technical areas: Water supply, sanitation, and hygiene promotion (WASH), Food security and nutrition, Shelter, and settlement, and last but not least Health.

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Hand for a Hand

Imagine living life without the use of one arm. It would be hard, right? Now, imagine living life without both arms. That sounds next to impossible. How does one eat, drink, or use the bathroom? Get dressed or make something to eat? This is a story of a man who tragically lost both of his arms, and how God got him new ones.

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