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Give Me A “V”

Praise the Lord with us for the many Ivorians who, despite COVID-19, increase their efforts to share abundant life in Christ, without retreat. The CHE workers with whom we interact by phone have seized the pandemic crisis to evangelize, train, and equip more people than ever.

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To Globe Trot or Not

How much longer before we globe trot or not in return to Cote d’Ivoire? This is a frequently asked question since old, and new friends realize we are eager to dive back into work on the field again. At this point . . .

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Grace Touches

Some gifts shimmer with God’s glory. We regularly experience such grace touches. Debbie recently spent hours online and on the phone, to get a voucher for our return trip(s) to Africa. We annulled the second leg of our expected August travel with no fee since COVID-19 responses canceled a flight. For now, we leave our return date(s) open. We see two tripwires to schedule it. One, …

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Travel Tips to Trust

It is interesting to observe how fears decrease with a fuller understanding of the COVID-19 disease. Frequently when we share with others, confidence grows that God develops a shared understanding to overcome the pandemic . . . . stressing out about things we cannot individually control only WEAKENS our human immune systems over time.

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Below Surface

Beneath the surface of COVID-19 realities lies greater dangers for Cote d’Ivoire and African nation-states. Several of our Ivorian friends anticipate that economic fallout from the response will outweigh the medical impact on who lives and dies. Family-run roadside businesses close. Gathered crops rot because of transport limitations in and out of the economic capital. Threats to national security by . . .

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Appearances

Appearances are not always as they seem. That reality resonated with Debbie this week. For a few days, she helped her parents, Eddie and Sandra Payne, sort through belongings. Within the year, they hope to move to a one-level dwelling more suited to their octogenarian health and lifestyle. She enjoyed the side benefit of new tales from their missionary career. The following is a story she heard that we reflect upon as our nation reels from sectarian-propagated violence.

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