Sunday, September 26, 2010

Prayer & Praise (Sept 26 - Oct 2)

- I did two children’s programs this month with the help of CYIA summer missionaries: an all-day program at Southwest Bible Chapel on Sept 11 and an evening program at Templo Evangelico Bautista on Sept 18. Both went extremely well and the children seemed to really engage with the teaching! Praise God for these opportunities to continue getting CYIA students involved in children’s ministry during the school year.

- Our total program budget for Christian Youth In Action (CYIA) this calendar year is $33,377. This includes both the funds for general operating expenses and the funds for the students’ individual accounts. To date, we have received $26,310 in donations, or 79% of our budget! This is encouraging when you consider that we are only just now coming out of a recession in which charitable giving was down across the board for non-profits like CEF. Please pray for the remaining funds to come in between now and the end of the year.

- A few weeks ago, I sat down to write out my strategic priorities for ministry during the 2010-11 school year. I will be focusing on three main things: (1) Developing video resources for the ministry, (2) Building new church partnerships and strengthening existing ones, and (3) Fundraising. Please pray for these objectives to bring much glory to God and many new citizens into his kingdom!

Thanks so much for praying.

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