According to 1 John 5:14, we can confidently come before the Lord and ask BIG things of him. I would like to challenge you to be asking big things on behalf of the 907 students so far that have attended Good News Club over the course of the 2018-2019 school year. I was blessed for the first time to have one of my own children included in those statistics. As the school year comes to a close, ask God to grant these children BIG open hearts and BIG faith.
God is truly amazing! A bit about me if you do not know me yet: I have been involved with CEF in various capacities since 2003 when my brother and I did Christian Youth in Action for many years. While in college I was a volunteer in Good News Clubs. I was the summer coordinator in 2011, and have volunteered in other ways since. I am passionate about the mission of CEF.
We have so much to be thankful for as this year comes to a close, and we have high hopes for and confident faith in what the Lord will do in the coming year. We are asking that you might prayerfully considering making a donation or joining our regular support team to provide the resources necessary to continue to increase ministry and see more boys and girls reached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. While these statistics can not fully communicate the breadth of work God is doing in the local area, please take some time on our website to read about and pray for the ministries and resources CEF offers year round in Central Alabama.
It is only through his work in us and around us that we can bring the gift of Good News to families in our community through Good News Club. He is giving these families the gift of hearing the Gospel, but He is also granting us the gift of telling it. We want to thank Him above all for all that He has done, but also, we want to thank all of our supporters for your generous partnerships. If you would still like to make an impactful, tax deductible donation toward the ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship, you can do so through our website or by sending a git to PO Box 240704, Montgomery AL 36124.
If you have not yet received the summer 2018 edition of Child Vision, the CEF of Central Alabama newsletter, you can see the articles and updates here on the news page of our website. We send out a mail copy, as well as an email copy of that newsletter seasonally.
Would you have thought that one volunteer could mobilize an entire church to take on new summer missions in their community in partnership with CEF® of Central Alabama? Well that is exactly the kind of work God has done in Eclectic Alabama!
The fundraiser was a great event, filled with fellowship and fun. However, there is still a financial need to cover summer expenses in the amount of $800. If you would like to give, you can mail donations to PO Box 240704 Montgomery AL 36124 or utilize the Donate button located on our Facebook page.
Sunday afternoon on June 10, 2018, teens and staff of Child Evangelism Fellowship® of Alabama arrived at Coosa Outdoor Worship Spot for a week of Annual Christian Youth in Action® Training. With the smell of summer woods (and zero cell service) in the air, they set their minds to the task at hand: preparing for a summer of service as ambassadors of Christ to boys and girls.
Praise God for a successful and wonderful day of fellowship, encouragement, and training in preparation for this year of Good News Clubs. Thank you to all the volunteers who participated, as well as those who helped to serve and to demonstrate! If you didn't make it the training on Saturday, browse this article to catch up on all the great info you missed. Let us know if you have any questions!
CEF® of Central Alabama facilitated 22 Good News Clubs® in the 2017-2018 school year and reached close to 1,000 children. Of those children, 74 professed Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior (John 12:32). These Good News Clubs® were held in the following Elementary schools: