Stories from CEF
Spotlight on Military Children
The number of military kids needing mental health care has more than doubled since 9/11. Every single day thousands of these precious boys and girls wonder if their mommy or daddy will be killed. Will they make it back from deployment? If they do, will they come back seriously wounded in some way?
CEF now has more than 30 Good News Clubs in public schools on or near a military installation. Chaplain Rodie Lamb shared, “The Good News Club has made a positive impact on Fort Jackson by helping parents in our community with spiritual development, formation, and discipline for their children. …Parents are excited about this ministry because their kids interact with one another, parents interact with one another, and the kids learn about the unconditional love of Christ from the weekly lessons. When we invest spiritually in our children on Fort Jackson, communities are better, schools are better, our soldiers and families are better, and leaders are better.” These clubs are making a huge difference for military children, and yet, with over ONE MILLION* children who have a parent on active duty, there are MANY MORE children still to reach.
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