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Abyssinian Red bananas like grown in Verlin Debbie yard

Ascents of Faith

Ascended fathers walking in ascendant faith conform this world to be a City of God. Each accepts seeing possibilities rather than resign himself to enduring impossible situations.

Ascended Faith

Recently a young couple married. In greeting Verlin on announcing the planned wedding day months ago, the engaged stated, ‘I still remember the banana!’ It took Verlin a moment, but then he remembered. Inciting a . . .

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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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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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Signs

Since returning to Cote d’Ivoire, Verlin has once again been struck by the abundant signs of spiritual openness that people living here provide. One example happened as he sat in a line waiting . . . Ramadan, the Muslim month of prayer and daytime fasting, is underway in Cote d’Ivoire.

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