(USA) St. Louis, Missouri seemed to take over the evening news this past fall as protests occurred regarding a police shooting situation in the city of Ferguson. Three Good News Clubs in the area were affected by the unrest and violence taking place around them.
From July 13 to 25 CEF volunteers from 28 states gathered in Indianapolis for the 2015 Good News Across America® outreach. God blessed in a wonderful way as the teams had opportunity to work with 31 partnering churches across the city. Each church selected three locations in their community and took vacation Bible school on the road to apartment complexes, community centers, parks and other venues where children gather. Each church also hosted a rally on Friday night which gave them the opportunity to invite those in their community for a meal and closing program.
Did you know that if a person is presented with the Gospel message before the age of 14 they are 80 percent more likely to trust Jesus as Savior?* We have found that when our CEF-trained staff and volunteers around the world present the Gospel to children, which is most often done face to face, an average 33 percent believe in Jesus Christ as Savior. Here at Child Evangelism Fellowship we are committed to reach and disciple as many children as possible and this is how you can help.
I have taught in Good News Clubs for about 10 years. My school ends at 2:45. I cannot leave until the busses depart at 2:55-3:00. It is a 30 minute ride to another school in Hamilton where I teach the club. If all goes well, I can just make it, if I wait with my car running and follow the busses out of the parking lot.
The TRAINING of individuals multiplies our ministry and enables us to reach many more children with the Gospel than we otherwise could. For the past eight years we have trained over 250,000 TEACHERS annually. Training is vital if we are to see more children reached for His glory.
EQUIPPING our workers with quality literature is ESSENTIAL to effective outreach. Our regional directors confirm that one of the reasons we have been able o expand ministry each of the past ten years is because of the literature being provided FREE OF CHARGE to trained teachers. We are also distributing literature in the USA at NO COST to hundreds of thousands of children.