Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Prayer & Praise (July 22-28)

- We are up in Minnesota serving in the Twin Cities! The first week was spent doing team-building and working with our partnering churches to canvass neighborhoods with flyers for 5-Day Clubs.

This week is ministry week. We are doing 87 different 5-Day Clubs around the Twin Cities metro area. In these first three days we have had 1,804 children attend club, and 197 children have put their faith in Christ for salvation!

Here are some pictures from the trip thus far:

At Denver International Airport (DIA), ready to fly to the Twin Cities

Here is the whole CEF crew for “Good News Across America

Canvassing the neighborhood with 5-Day Club flyers

Game time!

Teaching time on the tarp

Small groups time

More game time!

Minnesota beauty at the end of the day

The goal is for each partnering church in the Twin Cities to start an after-school Good News Club in the fall. Would you pray for our work this week to be effective in helping spark these new community-based ministries to children? Pray for the 80% of children who do not hear the good news of Jesus in church on Sunday mornings. We need to reach them in the community.

Thank you for your prayers!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Prayer & Praise (July 8-14)

- June 10-17 we took 27 students and staff from Colorado to Christian Youth In Action (CYIA) training, held on the campus of Frontier School of the Bible in LaGrange, WY. Although we were there for training to reach others, the students themselves were changed through the experience. The testimony time at the end on Saturday night was probably the most powerful I have seen in my ten years of CYIA. Also, we had two students who came to Christ during training in response to chapel messages!

- The 5-Day Club is a 90-minute program filled with high energy games, a Bible lesson, a memory verse, songs, and a missions time. Kids get to hear the gospel, have fun, and just be in a positive environment. Praise God, we have had 36 clubs so far this summer! (Pictured on the map, click for a larger view!) There will be one more week of clubs, the week of July 30.

- On Monday morning at 10:00am, I am leaving with a team of eight students from Denver and one student from Wyoming for “Good News Across America,” a two-week mission trip to Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota. (We will be there July 16-28.) We are joining CEF workers from around the nation to partner with 29 local churches in the Twin Cities and help them start new community-based ministries to children. Would you pray for us as we travel and minister? You can download specific prayer requests here.

Thank you for praying!!!