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Dynamic Difference

This week on African soil, we united with Ivorian co-laborers who share the dynamic and heroic desire to see God’s Kingdom revealed in Cote d’Ivoire. Growing numbers now choose to use Community Health Evangelism, Education, or Engagement strategies. (Each abbreviates as CHE.) Eight trainers from the Ivorian CHE network joined university personnel to train forty-five participants in two Training of Trainers 1 (TOT1) and eighteen in a Training of Trainers 2 class. Experienced co-workers noticed a sense of urgency and . . .

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Gems of Grace Expositions

One side benefit to spending time in Abidjan preparing for the University Community Health Engagement (CHE) expositions is the opportunity to interact with CHE partners developed at the University. . . . We are always intrigued to see what experiments Professor Luc undertakes for the benefit of his countrymen. One of his passions revealed and developed during our relationship is extracting healing compounds from plants to predictably treat a plethora of specific health issues. This believing brother regularly taps into the wisdom revealed in Christ for medical solutions. If time prioritization allowed, he and Verlin would talk for days about remedies to provide for healthier living. This time, their exchanges centered on the . . .

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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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Sweet chariot

Community Health Evangelism (CHE) pursues enduring transformation that involves every member of a given community. During this week… 50 intellectual and medical leaders heard the … The assertion that faith makes the difference, …. the administrator planning to train 800 nurses in SE Cote d’Ivoire with a church leader who uses CHE strategies in the region … Another university hospital researcher trained in CHE between 2013-2015 affirmed that CHE principles are now deeply integrated with his hospital work… we learned from the AISEC president that the Raoul Follereau Foundation now plans to use CHE in Cote d’Ivoire within the 70 communities where they work. Community collaboration, which CHE initiates or strengthens by the work of the Holy Spirit amid humankind, matters whether you need to find a lost trailer, combat a pandemic, change agricultural techniques, reverse malnutrition, or reach an entire nation with the Gospel.

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Planted Blessings

One of the joys of COVID-19 restrictions lifting is the opportunity to meet for mutual encouragement. The national Ivorian CHE (Community Health Evangelism) leadership plans to host a gathering in early June. . . . In preparation for the meeting, Verlin received some calls by phone and in person. During their visits to our staging place, the home office in Bondouou, a longtime friend who holds property for a future agricultural project and a nurse trained in CHE a decade ago gained some blessings while in the yard.

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International Women’s Month at Kalukembe!

March was International Women’s Month. To celebrate here in Kalukembe, the hospital offered 3 days of free prenatal consults and ultrasounds. We did in tandem a day focussing on obstetric fistula prevention, with a public health team coming to visit from Lubango to give talks at the hospital, in the patient villa, and at the nursing school.

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