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An Important Announcement from CEF President Reese Kauffman

Aug 18, 2021 | Articles

Today Linda and I announce our retirement from CEF effective June 30, 2022. This decision comes as I approach 80 years of life. It has been the highest privilege and joy of our lifetime to be involved in CEF and working with you, the CEF family. You love the Lord, and He has given you a love for children. That combination makes you some of the greatest people in the world—carrying out the greatest commission God has ever given.

There has not been a day in the past 32 years when Linda and I have felt worthy of the responsibility of leading the CEF family. It has always been obvious to us that God works through weaker things to accomplish the work of His Kingdom. We are certainly an example of this truth.

Linda often tells people, “We love what we do.” And that is so true. We have always known that when the day came, it would be very difficult to leave CEF. Yet we know God will give grace. We believe with all our hearts in the truth of Luke 10:2 and that it is God’s direction for providing the future leader of this great work.

I beseech you therefore to pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to appoint to CEF the one He has chosen.

Yours for all the children,

Reese Kauffman

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