Only God can do that! We are so thankful for the increase that God has given us in the Southern Illinois Chapter.
When the world shut down and schools closed CEF went hard to work to stay in touch with the kids who attend a Good News Clubs in the Southern Illinois.
CEF International Headquarters and CEF USA worked around the clock to produce online resources such as:
U-NITE TV https://unite.cefonline.com/
U-NITE a You Tube Channel for Kids https://www.cefonline.com/articles/videos/promotion-videos/u-nite-a-youtube-channel-for-kids/
U-NITE Radio for Kids https://www.cefonline.com/uniteradio/
The Southern Illinois Chapter sent Wonder Book Devotionals and other resources to host churches so that they could get them to the Good News Club kids in their community. We emailed lessons to Team Leaders to send to their club kids. Some of the clubs went virtual to still offer club to the children at home.
MOST OF ALL WE PRAYED! We had virtual prayer meetings and in-person prayer meetings when possible to meet in small groups or outdoors. We prayed for the children county by county, school by school.
When schools re-opened the Good News Club was there ready to receive those little ones to give them Good News.
John 3:16 says "For God so loved the world" - all the people in the world no matter what language they speak, where they live or the color of their skin. God loves every one of us because HE created us. HE understands our fears and HE cares.
When Jesus walked on the earth HE had a human body like us, but HE was still God the Son. While on earth HE cured many diseases and did other miracles. HE also taught people about God. But the reason HE came to earth was to make a way for us to be forgiven of our sin. Jesus allowed Himself to be nailed to a Cross, where HE bled and dead for our sin, HE dead, was buried and came alive again on the third day. Now HE is in Heaven preparing a place for those who believe in Him.
We plant, we often water but....Only God can bring the increase!
Photo of GNC at Vienna Grade School hosted and conducted by: Fellowship Baptist Church
Thank you for your partnership!