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Let's send city kids to camps and provide year-round discipleship!
CEF says: Help keep city kids on our courts and out of the criminal courts.
City Kids at a camp/discipleship to date = 350
More Than Gold sports camps & academies
solid athletic skills and strong Christian character has been the
intention behind More Than Gold since its start in 1996. Basketball has
always been the camp of choice,
however soccer, baseball, wrestling, and cheerleading camps have
also been held over the 17 year history. Tennis was added with
inner city tennis academies in 2012. Camps, clinics and
academies are being scheduled for 2014 in communities, city parks, and
other local venues. To support this effort and for those
interested in helping city kids --- sponsor one or more youth at $100
each. All contributions for the SCK project will go towards sponsoring
city kids for these and overnight camping at CEF Camp Good News in
Asheville. Contributions can be received online at CEF donations or by mail to CEF Durham.
"She's Not Getting Out"
Underwood saw kids in her new neighborhood committing crimes in the
open. She was robbed and assaulted. Sandra had moved to Carver Pond
Apartments in North Durham, North Carolina to help her mother. But
after these experiences, her reaction was, “What have I gotten myself
into? I’m gettin’ out!” But with some encouragement Sandra made a major
Read the entire story by clicking the Impact
magazine link, where you can find a feature on the community-based
after school program called Butterflz which met at Carver Pond
Apts in Durham fro 2 years before moving to the Hoover Rd Apts. CEF's
impact across the USA is highlighted in this issue of "Impact" magazine
by the ministry efforts of Sandra Underwood and Lou Brogden, who serve
as CEF volunteers.
Christmas parties for kids bring local communities together
Parties for Jesus during Christmas are offered to children with
stories, treats, and gifts. These special events help rally entire
communities, local churches, and mission teams to engage children on a personal level in kids' neighborhoods. The story of
Christ's birth, life, sacrifice, and ascension are usually told to
hundreds of children and adults during these evangelistic parties.
Whether through the eyes of a child or directly from the Bible, the
true message of Christmas is proclaimed. Through gifts and kindness
many community residents and leaders participate in delivering God's
Message to children of all ages. Supporting churches are usually
involved as they are weekly in these communities. Parties are being
scheduled now for the Christmas season. Church groups and community
organizations should contact CEF to get on the calendar of these events.
Accepting the 10 Challenge in 2014
Kingdom building for a Christian community
will continue in select resource-challenged communities of Durham
throughout 2014. Many children and their families will hear and
see the Gospel in action as local and visiting ministry teams of
Christians and indigenous leaders collaborate with CEF. Biblical
expressions of the Gospel will be demonstrated as the 10 Keys of the Kingdom are used. Students enrolled in urban boot camps,
teachers leading Good News Clubs, and pastors of local congregations
will be trained and guided to incorporate these 10 Keys for sustainable
CEF Honors John & Vera Mae Perkins
the conclusion of a quick two-day visit to Jackson, Mississippi in
November 2011, John Blake gave special recognition to John &
Vera Mae Perkins for over 50 years of service as Good News Club® teachers, teacher-trainers, and promoter of Child Evangelism Fellowship. Dr. John Perkins was
reaching over 11,000 kids weekly in southern Mississippi along with his
wife during the 1960-70s. CEF Durham honored both for their long-time
service and promotion of CEF and its mission to reach children for
Christ. Read more of John & Vera Mae Perkins life and ministry on a dedication page.
Together for Durham (YouTube) a
collaborative urban network of Durham ministries
engaging resource-challenged communities with the 10 Keys of the
Kingdom is featured with a testimony by Dr. John Perkins.
out the Child Evangelism Fellowship, Inc. International Headquarters
site for a global perspective of reaching children worldwide.
Last year over 12,100,000 children were enrolled in various outreach
programs sponsored by CEF.
of North Carolina in Durham has a simple, but profound threefold
purpose: evangelism, discipleship, and connecting local churches to
unchurched children and families across its 8-county area. We have a priority
calling to serve city kids, block by block, in resource-challenged communities of Durham with Gospel-centered activities using the 10 Keys of the Kingdom for biblical leadership development.