#MyCEFJourney #MinistryUpdates Summer 2023 #ReachingEveryChild I’m excited to share some updates about our ministry over the summer. This summer has been one of the most challenging and rewarding summers of my entire life. On May 8th, I began my training at CEF and since then, I have had the joy of learning from student missionaries and CEF leadership, alike. As we move into the fall and begin focusing on Good News Club season, below is a little update on #MyCEFJourney.
CYIA #MyCEFJourney began almost immediately by joining more than 50 teens for the annual Christian Youth In Action (CYIA) training at Indiana Wesleyan University. How many times have you seen teenagers convey a clear, concise Gospel message straight from Scripture in 12 minutes? On campus at CYIA, you see this happening everywhere. The students are trained up to teach the Gospel and to counsel the children who respond to the Gospel message by trusting in Jesus. These students sacrifice their summer for the purpose of connecting the children in their communities to Christ! Attending CYIA has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my entire life.
5-Day Club After CYIA, we took the show on the road! #MyCEFJourney went back to our local CEF of Central Indiana chapter and our incredible student missionaries went to local daycares, neighborhoods, and outreach centers to teach the Gospel! In total, the CYIA team taught 9 different 5-day clubs (That’s like having 9 different VBS’s in ONE summer!!!!) and reached over 230 children with the Gospel, including 17 who decided to place their faith in Jesus Christ! Praise God!!!
Follow #MyCEFJourney Stay up-to-date on #MyCEFJourney by visiting this page monthly. God’s call has been to reach the children in East Marion and Hancock Counties! As God leads us into growing the Good News Club ministry toreach all the local elementary schools, you’ll be able to see the success stories and share us in giving thanks to God by bookmarking this page.
Prayer Requests Please join us in praying over the ministry as the school year begins! We're praying for the following:
Open doors and hearts at local churches and schools
Financial Support for the ministry needs
If you feel led to support the ministry, please reach out to David McKenzie at email@example.com and schedule a time to find out more about the ministry and how you can help support CEF of Central Indiana.
I am the new Ministry Coordinator for the eastside of Central Indiana with Child Evangelism Fellowship® of Indiana, Inc - Central Indiana Chapter. Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF®) is an international ministry reaching children in almost every country in the world. This is an incredible honor and responsibility that I take seriously.
My mother was an incredible faith example for me and many others. As you may know, it was her passing that led to the call on my life to ministry. I am grateful to be called to serve in the same community where she taught for nearly three decades. I am incredibly humbled to have been called me to reach the youth within many of the same schools where mom once served so faithfully as a teacher in Warren Township. God is so, so good; Romans 8:28.
Since joining CEF, I have seen firsthand the incredible impact of Good News Club® in a public elementary school, 5-Day Club® at a daycare and in people's homes, and Christian Youth In Action® (CYIA™) training at Indiana Wesleyan University. It is amazing to watch the positive influence this organization has on the children in our local communities.
As I continue to follow God's guidance in this exciting new role, would you prayerfully consider how God may lead you to support this ministry? Your support, whether through volunteering, connecting us with your local church leaders or friends, giving of your finances, or by the most important act of keeping this ministry in your daily prayers, will be invaluable in our efforts to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to the children of Marion and Hancock counties. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 19:14)