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The Betrayal

Blindsided

What happens if someone you trusted is found to be a deceiver? Many people are troubled and saddened by the recent, tragic, and posthumous confirmations that Ravi Zacharias, a prominent Christian apologist, was involved in sexual sin for over a decade. There are ways to be discerning, testers of spirits.

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Western Cote d'Ivoire

Light and Lift

A recent report revealed the activity of a new CHE team in the west formed by some of whom we’ve trained. They will help reforest the area as brush fires caused severe damages and provide literacy training. The team found the necessary Ivorian-managed resources and some local people eager to launch the work. Pray for the new CHE endeavors taking root in western, central, and southeastern Cote d’Ivoire.

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SOS & SOP

Save our Souls with Shouts of Praise! Thomas Jefferson knew that no man, no political party, no media pundit, and no tech giant could bring the healing and blessing that King Jesus affords to a nation! Taking cue from our update two weeks ago, we choose this week to rejoice in the goodness of God. His faithfulness never ends. His mercies renew every morning! Rejoice with us! Pray the Lord oversees the ordering of our tasks and events as we return to Cote d’Ivoire.

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The Quest for Truth

Star Witnesses

Heavenly lights and wise men are interwoven in Scripture. Just as the star led the magi of old to Jesus’ location, this coming week will grant us the opportunity to observe another celestial witness. On Monday evening, December 21, around dusk, look to the southwest horizon . . .

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The Rescue

Back in early November, we listened with interest to the report about Seal Team 6’s rescue of an American in northern Nigeria. The parallel to the Christmas season seems evident to us: our King left His throne and splendor to rescue humanity’s unworthy, sinful souls. It is a great joy for us to assist our Lord to multiply the ministries that use Community Health Evangelism (CHE) strategies, which affirm the value of every human life.

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New Friends

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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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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Feasting CRISIS

We sense peace and stability when food in the house suffices to feed the family. Birds sense the same, too! Similarly, pandemic experiences drive home to Ivorians that churches using Community Health Evangelism (CHE) and Discovery Bible Studies (DBS) disseminate truth in culture more effectively. The peace and stability of Shalom reign in real life.

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