Terry and I thank YOU for your prayer support as we worked behind the scenes throughout the pandemic to get a new website up for the Global CHE membership which is more user friendly and even I, with limited “techy” skills, administrate the site!
Shortly before the pandemic, the Global CHE Network’s IT person retired. He had designed the former website which was fantastic, yet when he left, there was a huge void! We knew we had to get something which members could access and that Service Team members with limited IT knowledge, could still be able to make edits and updates on the site. It took a lot of work and prayer, but after nine months, we have been able to introduce the new site to our members. You, too, can check it out at www.chenetwork.org.
New Service Team Member:
In December, Terry and I looked at each other and agreed–the workload was getting too heavy! We needed to be more active searching for someone to help in the Global CHE Network office. The next day, literally, we received an email from Jenna Schmid asking if the network had any openings!
Jenna Schmid comes to the Global CHE Network with a love for Jesus and a heart for serving the disabled. She graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy with the desire to use her training in missions. She met her husband, Guido, in Haiti when they served together on a Joni & Friends short-term trip. Jenna and Guido have led teams for Joni & Friends in both Poland and Ghana. Jenna worked as a Physical Therapist for a number of years in a clinical setting, most recently at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. God has now made a way for Jenna to serve full time in missions—we are blessed to have her on the Service Team. Her focus will be on member services which is extremely important during this transition to a new website and will be developing curriculum focused on the disabled in rural poor areas of the world. Welcome Jenna!
I am sure you are praying for the country of Ukraine at this time, as Terry and I are. There was CHE work getting started in that area which has now come to a halt as people evacuate. Partners are going to neighboring countries to assess the best way to help refugees who are fleeing. Please pray for these partners and for Agron Aga, who oversees work in the Balkans, that they would have wisdom in how to serve Ukrainians who have left behind all and have an uncertain future.
For more a greater understanding of what CHE is all about, I recently completed the pamphlet below. Terry has been serving the Lord through Community Health Evangelism for 25 years this year and you have been behind us! THANK YOU. You have trusted us, but sometimes wonder what are we doing! I hope brochure helps bring clarity and is a blessing to you!