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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Three Souls

Three Souls

One of the most amazing parts of being a Christian is having the privilege of sitting in the front row and seeing God work in hearts and lives! At a club I was teaching there was one of those front row moments. I taught a Bible lesson and then gave the children a chance to

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Silent Night?

Silent Night?

A few months back as I taught the children the song “Silent Night,” I helped them imagine the scene of Jesus’ birth. “do you think it really was silent?” I asked the kids. Later, we reenacted the Christmas story, complete with a choir of angels, children dressed as woolly sheep, and wise men draped in

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The Gospel in Chinese

The Gospel in Chinese

It is quite distracting teaching a Bible lesson to pause every sentence while the translator rewords everything into Chinese for these two children who have never heard of Noah, much less his ark. It is also unnerving to wonder exactly what is being translated about sin, God’s love, and the way of salvation. Two of

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Hands and Feet

Hands and Feet

While serving his sentence at the local correctional facility Jason was explaining to his 8-year-old sister, Vida, about all the mistakes he had made in his life. He had joined the local gang when he was twelve and had made many other poor life decisions. After hearing her brother complain about how he was beyond

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“I Have Many Gods,”

“I Have Many Gods,”

It was a hot summer day when the teacher who was scheduled to teach the lesson came up to the leader limping saying he had hurt his foot, was in a lot of pain, and could not teach the lesson. So the leader picked up the Bible lesson pictures and grabbed their Bible, then walked

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Making a Difference in a Life

Making a Difference in a Life

Emily is a young girl, who like so many others in the 4th grade, has had no religious upbringing. However, Emily is fortunate in that there is a Good News Club in her school where she attends. She started coming to the club last year and a few months later trusted Christ as her Savior.

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Here for a Reason

Here for a Reason

Written by Angela, a Chicago CEF missionary “My friend and I walked into the Jonquil Hotel to meet with a chaplain. We were so excited to begin working with him to reach out to Chicago’s children on the North Side! But as we approached the building, we saw news vans, video cameras, and microphones. Entering

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