How to Reach Millions of Kids for Christ
I just returned home from a 2-week training for my job as Director of Child Evangelism Fellowship® (CEF) of Greater Houston. We were at the beautiful CEF International Headquarters in Warrenton, MO. CEF ministries now exists in over 180 countries, sharing the gospel with children, discipling them in the Word of God, and getting them plugged into Bible-believing churches.
It truly is incredible what God is doing through this ministry! Check out these numbers:
- CEF connected to over 12 million children with the gospel last year worldwide!
- Over 3 million of those children trusted in Jesus as their Savior!
- Houston has over 700,000 unchurched children.
- Last year, CEF Houston reached 12,000 kids with over 3,000 salvations!
Recently, I visited one of our Good News Clubs® and had the privilege of sitting with 5 little boys. One of them told me that he had just witnessed his dad stab his mom in the kitchen of their home. This little child has to live with that visual for the rest of his life. Can you imagine dealing with that without the power of the Holy Spirit or local church to help you?
Children at Risk has reported that 27% of children in Houston are living at or below the poverty line. That a lot of kids.
Houston is also one of the country’s largest hubs for human trafficking. In fact, there is a stretch of 1 mile on Hwy 6 in West Houston where 7 stops exist. These aren’t bus stops to carry children to school. These are human trafficking stops. Seven in 1 mile of highway. Over half of these victims are women and children. They are sold as sex slaves.
Many children face abuse, violence, drugs, and pornography within their own homes. My friends, this is why CEF exists. We want to reach these kids where they are.
Barna found that of all the Christians in America, almost half (43%) of them trusted in Christ before their 13th birthday. Children are eager to know the hope that is only found in Jesus. This means we have a wide open mission field right here in Houston, TX.
And Dallas. And Arkansas. And Nebraska.
In fact, there are CEF chapters all over the world. Wanna find one nearest you? Click here.
CEF Houston has the opportunity to expand our ministry to reach thousands more children. We need your help. We have many volunteer positions available, and we also have part-time and full-time positions open. Each missionary raises his or her own funds–we can train you how to do that.
You dollars helps us cover needed costs to reach the hundreds of thousands of unchurched and broken children in greater Houston. Would you prayerfully consider joining our monthly giving team? Click here to find out how you can donate.
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For now, you can pray for 2 things:
- more volunteers to expand our ministry, and
- more funds to help bring on 4 new people!
Have you ever been involved with CEF? Tell me about it in the comment section below!