March and Spring 2022 Newsletter and other 2021 copies

Happy New Year from the CEF Durham Area Board with a Exciting Vision for 2022

Ruth Poole, Jamison Berthold, Bill Allard, Christina Snowden, Jan Perry, Lou Brogden, Michael Harley, Paula Droege (Advisors: Dr. Johnson & Ms. Renthrop)

John Blake’s Family, Health, and CEF Durham Updates

Please support the Blake family and the ministries of CEF Durham regarding John’s recent health challenge and turning over most of his duties as director from the CEF Board members. Pray for his 6th week of treatments and recovery during 2021-2022. The CEF Durham board appreciates your financial support and considering our unique request! Merry Christmas!!! to all of you, for the city kids and their families, and those CEF will share the Good News of Christ during December and 2022. See current updates, thoughts, and unloads from the Lord during his prayer times: John Blake’s Story or John’s Blog

How are we reaching children during the 2020-2022 restrictive COVID-19 pandemic

  • CEF Durham conducted Summer Camps with reading, 5-Day Clubs, etiquette, life skills, and character development were offered via Zoom online formats with 80% attendance daily for six weeks in 2020, but 2021 camps were offered 100% attendance for LIVE for 4-6th graders and 7-8th graders online
  • CEF Teams did Weekly Visits in communities, where we minister regularly, with breakfast, care packages, Wonder Why? booklets distributed, singing, and prayer with city kids and their families (COVID guidelines)
  • Bike distributions, with a helmet, vest, and a bike light for all city kids attending Good News Club in one downtown community provided a need and further contact with families
  • COVID-Relief and Community Events were held where supplies, food, and devotional books were distributed to city kids and their families in a community where we have weekly outreach and clubs

CEF Durham 2020-2021 Ministry Reports

City Kids attended our summer camps: Reading. Bible. Character. Etiquette. Sports.

Jenny Koortbojian Reading, Power & Light and Sports camps were held June 14 through July 22 this summer. It’s a six-week experience that will keep students safe while fostering a love of reading, developing strong personal character, affirming all campers, making friends, playing sports, and having fun! Read More / Camps for City Kids page

Our God-Given Mission

Child Evangelism Fellowship® (CEF®) of North Carolina in the Durham area has a simple, but profound threefold purpose: evangelism, discipleship, and connecting local churches to children and families across our area. For 28 years, Child Evangelism Fellowship has reached and served city kids in the surrounding Durham area. Through our community and school-based Good News Clubs, sports camps, character education, and collaborative events with dozens of ministry partners, we’ve been able to fulfill our mission with children of all ages. Our presence, specifically in Durham, is to families under-served, marginalized, and/or with the greatest challenges to access social, financial, educational, and spiritual resources. Thousands have accepted Christ as their Savior and many lives, families, and communities have been changed. Biblical discipleship is happening weekly in schools and neighborhoods.

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How CEF Serves during COVID-19

Events, Workshops & More

We are always hosting events and collaborating with others in order to bring the community together. Please come out, minister, worship, join in the play, and definitely enjoy the fun.

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