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No Retreat

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No Retreat

AWA LINK: No Retreat
PDF Version: AWA Weekly 200919.PDF

Glowing Testimony

William Borden was born into a millionaire family in the late 1800s but renounced his privileged lifestyle to choose the life of a missionary. His parents sent him on a worldwide vacation after high school graduation and before he entered Yale. On the trip, Bill’s heart was touched by the needs of the world without Christ. Later he heard a missionary passionately share about unreached Muslims in China and decided he would spend his life ministering to them. After college and after spearheading several ministries for the needy in America, he sailed for Egypt. There he intended to learn Arabic and effective means to win Muslims to Christ. Instead, he died three months later of spinal meningitis. Shockwaves shook the American press as news spread of the death of this handsome, winsome, generous, servant-hearted, and talented millionaire-turned-missionary. Although he never reached the mission field, his example and passion for the unreached touched thousands of American young people who did become missionaries. Found in his Bible were several simple statements: “No Reserve. No Retreat. No Regret.”

Growing Technique

Interesting for us to share with you was Borden’s incredible outreach during his college years at Yale. He initiated a prayer time and Bible study with a few friends during his freshman year. By his senior year, a thousand of the one-thousand-three-hundred-member student body gathered together in these Bible studies! It reminds us of the hundreds of thousands of people who come to Christ around the world through Discovery Bible Studies (DBS). For that reason, even as we travel in the States to visit ministry partners, we offer to teach believers how to lead these studies with no reserve. It was our joy to initiate another group with their first session on Thursday with some Michigan friends. Who knows how the Lord may use them to impact their families, church, and community!

Prayer & Praise

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    2017 Training led by the article author, promoted by article’s subject

    The Global CHE Network site posted an article entitled Lessons in Tree Climbing. It is about the COVID-10 outreach in Cote d’Ivoire by CHE volunteers. We referred to the effort in our update of August 8. We believe you will be blessed to read more details illustrating one of the five different ministry foci for us that touch several areas of the country. Rejoice that CHE co-laborers have not flinched during the pandemic, but advanced in numerous communities. We know of no retreat.

  • The Ivorian supreme court ruled this week that the sitting president could run for a third term. Many accepted that decision as justification to stoke riots throughout the country. Trucks are once again being burned by protestors to shut-down major roads as done during prior civil conflicts.
  • Please pray for another Christian Health Service Corps medical missionary couple whose hospital in the Congo is adjacent to an Ebola outbreak. Ask the Lord for protection over their hospital staff and the Congolese people. Pray that Ebola prevention can be effectively shared.
  • Also, if you will, lift-up the believers that we train to lead DBS in the U.S. Pray that all encourage themselves in the Lord and guard the practice. One must continue to become effectively equipped to reach any unchurched in their circles of friends and have no regret. People need to find hope in Christ and be directed by His Word to straighten our crooked worlds.
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).

Prior: Tunnel Visions200912.PDF

Prior ministry Video: Among Us 200815 PDF
2020 Q2 Report: The-C-Continuum200801.PDF
2020 Budget Info:
CHSC-0118_ANDERSON-2020- Budget.pdf

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