Urban Student Scholarship Fund
The Rebecca Sims Memorial
fund benefits college and high school students working with CEF as
local staff interns, summer urban workers, and international
Funds received will meet their necessary travel, living, and mission
expenses. Contributions are tax-deductible when given to CEF
Durham by mail at the address below or by clicking on the donation
Please designate to Urban Student or Sims Fund:
students and ministers
now strikes me as astounding that I lived an entire nine months in
Durham without truly seeing or appreciating the city. When I began my
freshman year at Duke, I rarely left campus and knew almost no members
of the community besides other undergraduates. However,
I felt God encouraging me to form a relationship with the Durham
community and allow myself to serve and learn from the city’s
residents. I applied for a summer internship with
a Duke Chapel
program, and was paired me with Child Evangelism Fellowship. I spent
their urban boot camp and with wonderful kids at 5-Day Clubs. It
enabled me to witness firsthand the ways in which God is moving in the
lives of the children of Durham and allowed me to better grasp the
magnitude and tenderness of His love for them. I’m so grateful to have
the opportunity to see and be a part of God’s transformation of this
Hillary (Hilly) Martinez
Plans will be developed each year
through 2014 for students from North
Carolina and the USA to have an opportunity to minister in
Honduras, Malawi, an urban USA city or beyond where CEF Durham has a ministry partnership.
students can work with school clubs,
sports outreach, evangelism, and discipleship efforts for 2-4 weeks in urban communities across
America and other countries. Students will receive
basic, advanced, and urban training before traveling to their mission assignment.
are accepted year-round. Sites for consideration through 2014 are:
Washington DC, Chicago,
Jackson, MS, Malawi, and Honduras.
Urban missionaries in Durham at boot
Student Thunder missions team to Honduras
ministries & Urban boot camps
5-Day Clubs, community-wide
evangelistic events, and service projects highlighted ministry this summer.
Students and leaders, both out-of-state and locally, filled five weeks of direct
ministry, training, and service in under resourced communities of Durham.
Cross-cultural 5-Day Clubs, multiple
community-wide outdoor party events & community service projects.
CEF friend djfam.net featured a dance
off with community youth at the Bless Cornwallis event in Sept.
experience are offered to those engaged in various city-based ministries.
The current schedule for urban boot camp training and mission outreach will be held in Durham
variety of sessions
2014: Jan. 2-4 and others TBA. Other dates may be
added, so continue checking or offer a date for your group.
information and online
Registration available for
2013 urban boot camp