LARRY’S LEGACY

LARRY’S LEGACY

As the CEF Chicago staff sent out the Summer newsletter they noted that the last mailing for Larry and Linda Craelius went with it. Larry went to be with the Lord June 29, 2020. As the address sticker was placed on the letter they remembered who Larry was and the legacy he left. The staff

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AN ETERNAL IMPACT ON A CHILD’S LIFE

We will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of The Lord,His power, and the wonders He has done. Psalm 78:4 It seems every generation has a story to share about a difficult time that they experienced as a child. The Great Depression, a war, a recession, the 911 attack. While today’s school age children

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Pastor Packets

Pastor Packets

Shortly after the stay-at-home order was issued and churches could no longer hold physical services, a supporter came to Chicago CEF with a great idea.  Since Child Evangelism Fellowship has such wonderful materials to reach children and help disciple them in the word of God, he would fund us putting 500 boxes of children’s...

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Ignite 2020 Canceled

Ignite 2020 Canceled

It’s with sad hearts we must announce that Ignite CYIA 2020 has been canceled. Our CEF Chicago Board and Director met and prayed over the decision to cancel this year’s retreat due to the health risk it would pose. We seek comfort in this disappointing time in God’s word. 2 Corinthians 12:9-11 says, “But he

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What Does Infinity Mean?

What Does Infinity Mean?

Good News Club® is a ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship® that consists of trained teachers meeting with groups of children after school in schools, homes, community centers, churches, apartment complexes, and just about anywhere that the children can easily and safely meet. Each week, the teacher presents an exciting Bible lesson...

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The Right Place at the Right Time

The Right Place at the Right Time

Recently, a principal at a Chicago public school invited her Good News Club teachers to talk about GNC with each classroom. They came upon one classroom watching a video about the recent passing of Kobe Bryant. Their teacher shared how Kobe Bryant had many inspiring quotes and how he was an inspiration to so many. She

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Meet The Team

Meet The Team

     We are excited to announce the second installment of our Meet the Team campaign. Each month we will be introducing you to one of our amazing CEF Chicago staff members along with how you can be specifically praying for them. This month is Ben and Karis Jorden, one of our two most influential

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Take Root

Take Root

Christian Youth In Action is CEF Chicago’s 11-day training camp for teens ages 12-19. Linnea was one of this year’s Summer Staff. Along with leading a team during CYIA and summer, teaching clubs, and being an incredible example to the younger students, Linnea was baptized this summer. While at the training she and other teens...

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“Trust Jesus”

“Trust Jesus”

God is at work this week! Seven 5-day clubs are being taught in the Oak Park, Berwyn, and Maywood neighborhoods. Teens ages 12-19 finished their one week of training and are now out teaching 90-minute evangelistic 5-day backyard clubs. Below is just one of many stories of how God is at work through the teens

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On the Drive Home

On the Drive Home

   On a van ride home from a south side, Good News Club a GNC teacher was chatting with an 11 and 9-year-old student. The girls pleaded to stop at every fast food place the van passed.“Do you have any money?” the missionary asked. “Um no, we thought you could pay,” they giggled. The missionary

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