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Let's send 1,000 kids to camps and provide year-round discipleship!
CEF says: Help keep city kids on our courts and out of the criminal courts.
City Kids at a camp/discipleship to date = 300
More Than Gold sports camps multiply
Building solid athletic skills and strong Christian character has been the intention behind More Than Gold since its start in 1996. Basketball has always been the camp of choice, however soccer, baseball, wrestling, and cheerleading camps and clinics have also been held over the 15 year history. Tennis was added with inner city tennis academies in March 2012. Both basketball and soccer will sprint forward in 2013 with a swelling schedule of camps and clinics in communities, city parks, and other local venues. To support this effort and for those interested in helping city kids --- sponsor one or more youth at $100/kid. All contributions for the SCK project, at any level, will go towards sponsoring city kids for camp. Contributions can be received online at CEF donations or by mail to CEF Durham.
"She's Not Getting Out"
Sandra Underwood saw kids in her new neighborhood committing crimes in the open. She was robbed and assaulted. Sandra had moved to Carver Pond Apartments in North Durham, North Carolina to help her mother. But after these experiences, her reaction was, “What have I gotten myself into? I’m gettin’ out!” But with some encouragement Sandra made a major faith decision...
Read the entire story by clicking the Impact magazine link, where you can find a feature on the community-based after school program called Butterflz at Carver Pond Apts in Durham. CEF's impact across the USA is highlighted by the ministry efforts of Sandra Underwood and Lou Brogden, who serve as CEF volunteers.
Child Evangelism Fellowship® (CEF®) of North Carolina in Durham has a simple, but profound threefold purpose: evangelism, discipleship, and connecting local churches to unchurched children and families across our area. We have a priority calling to serve city kids, block by block, in under-resourced communities of Durham with Gospel-centered activities using the 10 Keys of the Kingdom for biblical leadership development.
Accepting the 10 Challenge in 2012
Kingdom building for Christian community
Work will continue in select under resourced communities of Durham throughout 2012. Many children and their families will hear and see the Gospel in action as local and visiting ministry teams of Christians and indigenous leaders collaborate with CEF. Biblical expressions of the Gospel will be demonstrated as the 10 Keys of the Kingdom are used. Students enrolled in urban boot camps, teachers leading Good News Clubs, and pastors of local congregations will be trained and guided to incorporate the 10 Keys for sustainable Gospel-centered ministry.
Community special events
Prayer walks, cross-community luncheons, and various projects, which engage Durham communities, will be held Mon. Jan. 21st on Martin Luther King Day dedicated to service. Beautification projects, sports competitions, oral history events will be held throughout the city including many of the ten under resourced communities where CEF ministers. Click [MLK graphic above] for details of similar events being held around the country. Contact CEF here with your idea of service on MLK Day.
Christmas parties for kids bring
local communities together
Birthday Parties for Jesus during Christmas are offered to children with stories, treats, and gifts. These special events help rally entire communities, local churches, and mission teams to engage child evangelism on a personal level in kids' neighborhoods. The story of Christ's birth, life, sacrifice, and ascension are usually told to hundreds of children and adults during these evangelistic parties. Whether through the eyes of a child or directly from the Bible, the true message of Christmas is proclaimed. Through gifts and kindness many community residents and leaders participate in delivering God's Message to children of all ages. Supporting churches are usually involved as they are weekly in these communities. Parties are being scheduled now for the Christmas season. Church groups and community organizations should contact CEF to get on the calendar of these events.
CEF Honors John & Vera Mae Perkins' Service
At the conclusion of a quick two-day visit to Jackson, Mississippi November 2011, John Blake gave special recognition to Mrs./Dr. Vera Mae Perkins for over 50 years of service as a Good News Club® teacher, teacher-trainer, and promoter of Child Evangelism Fellowship. With her husband, Dr. John Perkins by her side, the two were honored for their long-time service and promotion of CEF and its mission to reach children for Christ. Read more of John & Vera Mae Perkins life and ministry on a dedication page.
Together for Durham (YouTube) a collaborative urban network of Durham ministries engaging under resourced communities with the 10 Keys of the Kingdom is featured with Dr. John Perkins.
Check out the Child Evangelism Fellowship, Inc. International Headquarters site for a global perspective of reaching children worldwide. Last year over 12,100,000 children were enrolled in various outreach programs sponsored by CEF.