The Harvest is a collection of testimonies from Child Evangelism Fellowship® workers around the world. These stories show how God is working in the lives of individuals, families, and communities. We hope that you be encouraged through God’s faithfulness in the ministry as we send his laborers into the harvest.
“And he said to them, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.'” Luke 10:2
Following the Teaching Children Effectively™ Level 1 course, one student said, “Although I went to a Christian high school and learned Bible doctrines, there was chaos in my head. God spoke clearly to me through this course. I understood who He is, what sin is, what Jesus did and who He is, and how to tell children the message of salvation.
Imagine walking between almost flooded rice paddies to go to the children, meeting a drunken man along the way, or being soaked in the rain to invite the kids. These were some of our Christmas Party Club experiences.
Nine-year-old Lenitha received Jesus as Savior at GNC™ last year in June when I returned from the Children’s Ministries Institute® in Kenya. One Saturday in October, I asked her and two other children who were also saved through GNC about their salvation and I started teaching them how to share the Gospel with others using a Wordless Book wristband.
Gladys, a full-time missionary, takes a taxi or walks to clubs. One day she had a terrible backache and planned to spend the day in bed. However, later that afternoon she saw 28 children playing and held a Party Club outside at one corner of a house. Eleven children responded to receive Jesus as Savior.
Afghan families fleeing the Taliban need love and support. In the summertime we reached about 70 people in two projects for refugees. Afghan children are often traumatized by the hardships they endured in their country.
Over 35,000 Do You Wonder Why? booklets have been printed in Arabic and continue to be distributed throughout the nation of Syria since the earthquake on February 6, 2023. These booklets are bringing the message of the Gospel, the message of hope, to children.
“The elders of the city came to us and asked, ‘By what power do you do these things with the children? We have been casting spells on you, but they are not working.’ The CEF missionaries proclaimed, ‘We come in the name of Jesus Christ, and we are not ashamed of the Gospel.’ “
Tim Pressley has already been instrumental in starting five new Good News Clubs and connecting with churches to launch more clubs. According to Joseph Rukavina, the CEF Twin Cities local director, the grant has already made it possible for hundreds of kids in the Twin Cities area to hear the Gospel, and it has allowed the chapter to accomplish very quickly what it would have taken years to accomplish without help.
A few days before Christian Youth in Action® took place in Thailand, a CYIA™ leader was called away to aid in the search of a church member who was lost in the jungle. Director Korn needed to find a replacement co-leader for the CYIA-led club in Mae Kon. Atah, a 24-year-old pastor, and former participant in CYIA, was chosen to help.