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Every Child, Every Nation, Every Day

The Harvest is Plentiful

The team of Good News Club teachers did not want to wait until next year to start the club they had been praying for. They felt compelled to begin close to the end of school to get the kids familiar with GNC.

With all the arrangements in place, they were given permission to start the club. On opening day, April 16 the Lord blessed and 94 children attended! They heard the Gospel presented and 50 children believed on the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior.

The second week 26 new children came to GNC, bringing the total to 120 and 16 more children put their faith in Christ.

Eight new children came to GNC the third week, bringing the total to 128. Forty-four children believed on the Lord Jesus Christ and were saved. In just three short weeks close to the end of the school year, the club grew from 94 to 128 with 110 salvation decisions.

What I have not told you is the school principal came into the class that first day after the children had gone and invited the GNC teaching team to join in a circle and hold hands to pray. The principal shared how she had been praying that the children at her school would have the opportunity to put their faith in Christ. She was so thankful. The Lord had answered her prayers in such a wonderful way. As she prayed for the children and the GNC staff, tears streamed down her face.

As I heard this story Matthew 9:37-38 came to mind that this principal had been praying for the laborers. And God put it into the hearts of a GNC team to start club and not wait. The harvest was ripe and ready!

– Bill Gerhardt, CEF of Southern California, State Director