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Indicators of answered prayer
When 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.

Events News

John 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.

City Kids - World Changers
Values-centered character education
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 Pastor

"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 Im so glad that God used you guys to write the song "God loves me" (7MIT).  Im studying abroad in Thailand...
I just had the opportunity to teach that song to about 20 Buddhist kids..." Melissa  Scheffler


 Prayer Connection

Year-round Prayer requested for CEF locally and beyond
Use the guides below as you pray for God's work through Child Evangelism Fellowship in Durham, North Carolina, across the USA, and currently in 185 countries of 208 world-wide.

Please pray concerning these requests through April 2015:

 Good News Club growth - 15%
         Club enrollment strong since 2008

Budget giving goals reached during early 2015
          2014 budget reached... Thanks!
           New staff, web updates, sustainable gifts

 More Than Gold sportsreach engaging youth
           500+ city kids enrolled in basketball, 
           tennis, and blacktop games camps in 2015

 Volunteers will sustain outreach in all target communities and schools
           Now 12 Durham communities within target area
           Currently 12 schools covered within Alamance, Durham, Orange area

 Lopez Family R-1 VISA re-application approval
Faithful Friends:
 Thank you for praying in the Spirit and according to God's Word. Wait upon the Lord and He will renew yourstrength... Cast all your cares upon Him and He will lift you up... Draw near toGod and He will draw near to you... God's Words are reality to us in the Durham Area Chapter. Through yourfaithful prayers, He is making all things good.


  • For our President Reese Kauffman and other leadership staff

  • For workers to open the remaining 12+ countries for CEF ministries 

  • Praise God that during 2014, world wide, 16+ million children were reached with the Gospel thru CEF ministries. 

    I am excited to be able to announce that CEF has officially opened 190+ countries. The Lord is working through the workers of CEF to reach the children of the world with the Gospel. Rejoice with us as we continue to work to reach Every Child, Every Nation, Every Day.                 Reese Kauffman, President


  • That the doors will remain open to public schools for After School Good News Clubs!
  • In the next five years one half of our leadership will be at retirement age;
    Please pray for 200 new workers to fill the void and reach the children in the USA.
  • Success for Good News Across America in Indianapolis next summer 2015

North Carolina:

  • For the children of our state to hear the Gospel and come to Christ for salvation.
  • For the CEF staff: Good Health, Safety, and God's Provision for financial needs.
  • For the development of two new chapters, one in the East and one in North-West.
  • For additional Staff workers, "pray ye the Lord of the harvest to send forth laborers..."


PrayDurham initiative participates

 and collaborates to promote prayer for nation, state, and city

  Adopting every Durham street, block by block, for prayer is the initial focus of PrayDurham with long term goals of spiritual air supremacy over the city and that every community will experience life through many expressions of the Gospel. The first phase is currently embracing streets in under resourced and target communities, schools, and city government sites for strategic prayer. Additionally, residential streets are adopted and being prayed over daily. CEF Durham participates with PrayDurham to facilitate prayer locally with organizations like the National Day of Prayer, Durham Ministers in Prayer, Transformation Durham, and 4 Durham 365/24/7, which are all centered around prayer locally and nationally. There is also collaboration with prayer movements emerging across the nation. U.S. and State legislators are actively taking the initiative to form official Prayer Caucuses to protect and defend the right of Americans to pray and express their faith in God.  NC state government officials and ministers at the NC State Capitol (pictured above-right) praying together. National information is found at Pray USA.

National Day of Prayer 
The 2014 National Day of Prayer was held on the campus of North Carolina Central University in Durham. There was a noon prayer service and luncheon, which followed on site. The closing featured a call to action by engaging the PrayDurham and other initiative. Worship and prayer around the various sectors of our city and nation was the primary focus. 

CEF Durham Area Chapter
P.O. Box 1288, 801 Gilbert St., Suite 207, Durham NC 27702
Phone: (919) 399-1979  Email: cefcenteroflight[@]gospeltokids.org

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