Attainable Assignment

Attainable Assignment

How often as believers can we lose our excitement for sharing the Gospel? Especially in today’s day in age when we seem to utilize and fill every waking hour of our day. Sometimes when picking up our devotionals, the calling of the Great Commission can feel like an unattainable assignment. “How can I fit one more

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“Now I’m a Princess!”

“Now I’m a Princess!”

Chicago CEF has recently been able to utilize our evangelistic face painting and balloon animal ministry in Maywood. Last weekend was the Pumpkin Patch Parade. 5th Ave was blocked off to make room for a giant blowup pumpkin, a dozen orange tents, and a stage. The parade was put on by the Maywood Fine Arts Association. About

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City-Wide Training

City-Wide Training

Our city needs Jesus! Our need for Jesus is apparent by the unseeingly bridled sin that rampages through our streets, schools, and businesses. On the same day as our training, only a few blocks from the HUB there was a man who was shot by police because he was trying to rob a restaurant. The

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A Boy in a Tree

A Boy in a Tree

We were blessed to see God do great things this summer both through our Christian Youth In Action® program and fifty-five 5-Day Club® outreaches.  Over 1,200 boys and girls participated in these clubs, all of whom were presented with the life changing gospel and were challenged to have their lives “Turned Around” by trusting Jesus

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Jesus Already Did Forgive My Sins!

Jesus Already Did Forgive My Sins!

This true account was written by one of our CYIA summer missionaries who spent the summer teaching 5-Day Clubs. When I first noticed Lisa and her younger sister Jenny (names changed), 12-year-old Lisa had seven-year-old Jenny sitting in her lap. Lisa’s hair was windblown, and her jeanslooked a size too big. Who is caring for

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Sharing Freedom on Independence Day

Sharing Freedom on Independence Day

Happy Independence Day! We are so thankful to be able to live and minister in a country where we can be free. We are grateful to God that we can freely share the love of Christ in front and backyards at 5-Day Clubs in the Summer and in public schools during the school year. We

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Training Teachers to Teach Children the Gospel

Training Teachers to Teach Children the Gospel

We just completed our Christian Youth In Action Training (CYIA) training. These teenagers will be spending the rest of their summer teaching over 50 Clubs and reaching over 1000 children with the life-changing Gospel. Thank you for your prayers and gifts which made this 10-day training possible. Below are a few of their testimonies. 14...

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Face Painting in Millennium Park Chicago

Face Painting in Millennium Park Chicago

We had the opportunity to face paint and share the Gospel at Millennium Park recently. The interesting thing was that we had more adults come by than kids. We told the adults that we normally do this for children and that when we do, we share the Gospel with them. One Lady asked me, “What

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That Deserves a High Five

That Deserves a High Five

The five children played on the floor around me, smiling angelically, asking charming questions, and running in circles—doing everything except listen to me explain the Gospel. Jenny (name changed) seemed to be the ringleader. Thirty minutes later, she had succeeded in distracting every child, and all those who had originally wanted to...

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God Who Works in the Pauses

God Who Works in the Pauses

Pauses seem to be heavily frowned upon in our fast-moving society. We feel the need to fill awkward pauses with content instead of allowing them to run their course. Its almost like we are afraid of moments of quiet and reflectiveness during a conversation. As adults, we fight against pauses and try hard to keep conversations flowing. In...

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