Praise God for a Record Number of Children Reached!
Child Evangelism Fellowship is praising God! The year-end statistics are in and CEF national missionaries around the world reached 19.9 million children with the clear message of Christ in 2014. This is a 27.6 percent increase over 2013 and marks the 15th consecutive year of growth for the ministry’s outreach.
The principle means CEF uses to reach children face to face is the Good News Club ministry. In 2014 there were 69,556 ongoing weekly Good News Clubs. This offers a mix of engaging Bible instruction. In the United States, the majority of Good News Clubs meet in public elementary schools after the school day ends. Students must have signed permission slips from their parents to attend. In the United States alone there were over 5,000 Good News Clubs in schools with 183,914 attending.
CEF does not keep track of the exact number of the tens of thousands of volunteers who run these clubs but they do record of the number of individuals trained to reach children with the Gospel—342,000 teens and adults were trained in 2014.
Moises Esteves, vice president of Communications and Marketing said, “We are awestruck as we see the hand of God move to reach children. Almost 20 million young hearts have heard about their Creator and may find delight in worshiping the one true living God.”