Stories from CEF
I heard Harlan’s amazing story 30 years ago. It impacted my view of the world and missions and my understanding of what commitment to Christ should be. Over time the world has changed. Communism is not the threat it was when I was growing up. How can you help your kids get an accurate view of missions today so they will want to be involved in the Great Commission as adults?
Discouragement among children’s workers at churches around the country is often tied to the fallout of kids from unchurched families. After faithfully planting seeds and even seeing salvation decisions, workers witness the children’s faith eroding as they return to difficult family situations.
In grade school I was a little pagan. My family were “nice” pagans who appeared to be pleasant, had lots of friends and went to church occasionally. But most people who knew us knew that my dad was the town alcoholic. He drank, cursed, yelled, lost his temper frequently and often verbally fought with my mom.
Four years ago Kendra came to Good News Club® with her older brother, Tony. She was almost six and we hardly knew her but she prayed with us, asking God to save her. In the weeks following her salvation decision we watched Kendra’s love for God grow. She learned to read and started memorizing Bible verses about the same time. Tony and Kendra came faithfully, showing interest in each aspect of the club.
Have you made your New Year’s resolutions? May I suggest one? It involves the use of a powerful tool that God can use to heal hurts and change lives. It can help any person and any situation. It is free, and if you are a believer in Jesus, it is already available to you. You just need to use it. It’s prayer!
Nick had begun attending the Kaneohe Home School Good News Club® at age five and received Christ as his Savior not long afterward. From that day on he had been praying for his grandmother to start going to church and eventually to become a Christian—he was sure she did not have Jesus in her heart.
Give your testimony
Please share your story of how any of the ministries of Child Evangelism Fellowship® (Good News Club®, 5-Day Club®, etc.) impacted you as a child and how God is working in your life today as a result.