Children Will Build the Future

Children Will Build the Future

While not written by our CEF staff, the following article embodies some of the reasons we are so passionate to reach children with the Gospel. We work hard to talk to children in their own “special language,” and this article is a great example of “Children-ese.” In nine years I have been graced with three

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Capable of Being Saved

Capable of Being Saved

She was 6 years old, and at the end of the Bible lesson during 5-Day Club, she came up to tell me she needed Jesus to help her with her sin problem. As I asked her questions about the gospel, she answered every question correctly and prayed using her own words. “Please take away my

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Join, Pray, Share

Join, Pray, Share

Dear Chicago Child Evangelism Fellowship, On behalf of the Chicago CEF missionary staff, I want to welcome you to your new blog (a blog is an online journal). You may be wondering why you are addressed as the Chicago Child Evangelism Fellowship. It is because CEF is a fellowship of people united by a common goal;

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Clay

Clay

I’ve been worried about Clay (name changed), a five-year-old boy, I teach weekly. His father is not saved, and Clay learned a lot of his attitude toward God and the Bible from his father. It was problematic enough that every time his mother dropped him off, he threw a full-fledged temper tantrum.     During

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Trickster Twin

Trickster Twin

A lot of things happen at a Good News Club—games, stories, snacks, Bible lessons, memory verses, songs, and so much more. But, the programming aside, something very important happens at these after-school programs—lives are changed. Giabella and her identical twin sister Layla are two seven-year-old girls that attend one of our Good News...

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Gods Timing

Gods Timing

He couldn’t concentrate, ran around non-stop, and refused to stop coming back to talk to me at the end of class. “I want to learn about God,” Jordan (name changed) would say, each time I gave a Gospel invitation and he came back. Each week this happened, I explained the Gospel and asked him questions… Jordan

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Despite the Handstands

Despite the Handstands

“I’ve prayed before,” 11-year-old Raphael asserted. “My dad was in Afghanistan and I was praying for him and he got shot three times but he never died.” I tried not to look surprised, as I remembered all over again (as if I had forgotten!) that the children I teach on a weekly basis have tremendously

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The Missing Piece

The Missing Piece

“The Missing Piece” He walked up to me after I finished teaching the Bible lesson. From the way he carried himself and his confidence when he talked, he acted as if he were 13. “How old are you, John?” I asked. “I’m eight years old,” he answered, looking me squarely in the eye. “I came

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