A Heavenly Witness
An Earthly Witness
Heavenly lights and wise men are interwoven within Scripture. The prophet Daniel made the following insightful and eloquent application for all of us (Daniel 12:3) over two millennia ago: “And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament, and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever.” The very day that the “Christmas Star” gains visibility this year, an earthly light that shone on thousands of lives will be laid to rest in Nashville. Brother Leroy Forlines, a beloved instructor, mentor, and friend to three generations of our family, launched into his heavenly reward(s) this week. He “turned many to righteousness” by seeking to live a life of immovable integrity, sharing watershed teachings in systematic theology and ethics, and providing ongoing and kind encouragement to students for decades after helping them form some thought-grooves in their brains during classes. Our family continues to reflect some of the glow that his bright reflection of Christ passed to us. We trust our prayers of grateful love and thought will join with those of the Forlines and many others during these days.
Prayer & Praise
- ???? Pray that the many influenced by Brother Forline’s personal and intellectual integrity, his intense devotion to Jesus, and his simply explained yet theologically profound teaching work as tirelessly as he did to shine Truth on every aspect of culture for generations to come. Pray with family as they celebrate his life in a time when communal grief is difficult to do.
- ???? Continue to pray for post-election woes in Cote d’Ivoire. Legislative elections are expected to occur during the first quarter of 2021.
- ???? Debbie tested positive for COVID-19 this week. She quarantines herself at home with mild symptoms. We give thanks this happens now rather than closer to our departure date!
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).