Indicators of answered
parents teach their community Good News Club®
when staff is away.”
"When city kids cry if there is no
Bible lesson presented due to time."
"When club members and
families become your friends and allies."
When kids keep attending club after moving out of the community."
"When visitors are
impressed that CEF workers know the names of the kids."
Sign up to adopt your street in prayer above and see the current needs
of city kids and other requests from CEF around the world, nation,
state, and Durham.
Blake shares his Heart for City Kids, offers urban
ministry ideas, and relevant insights to collaborating with local and
national ministries for transformation of the city block by block.
Kids - World Changers Values-centered
Currently being conducted at local public and private schools,
communities, and summer camps for kids 11-14 yrs.old.
Basketball Camps and Clinics
for boys and girls 7-14 yrs of age with an emphasis on skills and team
play will be scheduled during 2015 at clubs,
sports/rec centers, and city courts in Durham. $100 will sponsor a city
kid in honor of Coach Larry Parrish and his son Andy.
Sponsoring city kids for sports camps Tennis Academy for city kids
Held Tu & Th on select city courts in partnership with Durham
Parks & Recreation and the USTA. Tennis academies are held
every season throughout 2015.
From the Community “You guys are
doing an amazing job in Durham. I never
believed churches and ministries could come together like this...
totally for you; I salute you.” Local
"Thank you for your excellent ministry to
children in Durham. We honor you... We're praying for you. God bless
you." From a CEF Supporter
From Around the World
"I just wanted to say that I’m so glad that
God used you guys to write the song "God loves me" (7MIT).I’m studying abroad inThailand...
I just had the
opportunity to teach that song to about 20 Buddhist kids..." Melissa Scheffler
City kids living in 10 Durham under-resourced communities will be physically, mentally, and spiritually nurtured in Cassie's Garden throughout their growing school years. The Youth Life Foundation Center in the Cornwallis Rd. Apartments is the first location to incorporate Cassie's Garden into their program.
A room is dedicated for Cassie's Garden especially for special enrichment activities. Other communities scheduled to start their own Cassie's Garden are Carriage House Apartments, Liberty St. Apartments, and a new location in Northeast Central Durham. The first seeds in Cassie's Garden have been planted, but funding and volunteers are still needed. Planting a Cassie's Garden in all 10 target-communities will help CEF complete its
Systematic Model for Effective Ministry (see below). Personal involvement is necessary for city kids
to be nurtured in a beautiful Cassie's Garden.
Room dedicated to Cassie's Garden at the Youth
Life Foundation after school program in Durham
Kathleen Blake, known to so many as Cassie, was a Duke University graduate and a devoted wife for 54 years to her husband, Jim Blake. In 1952 they were married in Duke Chapel and began a family of five children and seven grandchildren. She was also a teacher's assistant in the Durham Public Schools. Cassie enjoyed life, many friends and her family, especially while at the coast, playing on the beach, or riding her bike, or even on a raft drifting lazily past the closest pier or over the roughest, big wave. She loved to dance, sing, and throw birthday parties for her kids. In all her endeavors of life she blessed those around her with laughter, warmth, and service. Besides staying active and planting flowers in her garden, Cassie was devoted to Christ and a prayer warrior for many including the work of CEF.
CEF Durham Area
Box 1288, 801 Gilbert St., Suite 207, Durham NC
Phone: (919) 399-1979 Email: