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General Requests

  • Please pray for salvation of the children in your own municipality.
  • Ask the Lord to awaken the hearts of His people to the spiritual needs of the children.
  • Ask the Lord to call men and women to serve on the North Jersey Chapter committee.
  • Pray that the Lord of the Harvest would send more volunteers to serve with CEF reaching boys and girls through club ministry, both in summer 5-Day Clubs and in weekly Good News Clubs during the school year.
  • Financial resources are needed. Pray that the Lord would provide abundantly to not only maintain, but to grow the ministry.
  • We need more staff to expand the ministry to reach more children. Pray that God would call those who have a heart for God, for the work and the skills needed to form an effective ministry team.
  • Pray for good contacts with local churches who will see the need to reach the children and families in their communities and mobilize to begin outreach, especially through Good News Clubs and 5-Day Clubs.
  • Pray that each Good News Club will be supported by a team of dedicated prayer partners. (If you'd be interested in praying for a specific Good News Club, please contact Twyla and she'll connect you with a club leader.)
  • Please pray for Twyla as she directs the local work. She needs faith, wisdom, creativity, boldness and stamina as she prioritizes her time and efforts.
  • Pray for Jim Gutacker, State Director, as he and the State Board oversee the work of CEF in New Jersey.
  • Pray for Reese Kauffman, CEF President, and the executive leadership team at CEF International Headquarters as they provide leadership for this global ministry.

December Prayer Requests & Praises

  • Praise the Lord for the opportunity to be part of His plan to reach the world with the Gospel!
  • Summer Ministry Follow-Up
    • Pray that the Lord will continue to work in the hearts of the boys and girls we ministered to this summer--especially those who trusted Jesus as Savior. Pray that they will spend time with God through Bible-reading and prayer and that they will be part of a local church. Pray for these kids who received Jesus, that they would develop a deeper love and commitment to Him and walk with Him throughout their lives.
  • Good News Club
    • Pray for the Christmas Across America events that will be held in the Good News Clubs.
    • Pray for Twyla as she contacts churches and pastors about starting new Good News Club in local public schools.
    • Pray that the Lord will provide the needed teachers and helpers to continue the clubs that have already been meeting.
    • Please pray for continued open doors for clubs to meet in public schools.
    • Continue to pray that God will work in the hearts and lives of our Good News Club teachers and helpers.
    • Bergen County Clubs (from Marie Brown)
      • We have an urgent need for teachers in Maywood (Tuesdays) and River Edge (Thursdays).
      • Pray for strength and wisdom for the leaders.
      • Pray for many children to come to the clubs.
    • Pequannock Club (from Linda Parzek)
      • Praise for a change in behavior in one of the children who is now paying close attention as well as joining in the motions to the songs, and who came running up to us outside of club to say the memory verse, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5"
      • Pray that the children may be bold enough to ask their classmates to come to Good News Club. 
      • We would also like prayer that God will give the teachers and helpers wisdom in handling disruptions to make the club as enjoyable as possible with maximum productivity and minimum wasted effort for all.
      • Pray that the 50 invitations that were given to neighborhood children would be used to bring more boys and girls to club.
    • Paterson - Alexander Hamilton Academy Club (from Carol Bradbury)
      • Please pray for the volunteers as they prepare their parts and interact with the children; that God would give us wisdom and love for the boys and girls.
      • That God would open the hearts and minds of the children to receive His truth; that many would be saved.
      • Pray that the saved children would spend time in prayer and reading God's Word, and in using their prayer journals.
    • Lebanon Township - (from Marybeth Pupa)
      • We are asking for the Lord’s power and might to open the door for one of our GNC teachers, Heidi, for an additional way to promote their Good News Club. Please Lord go before her making a way for all to hear of Your love and truth so many will come to You, bringing honor to Your great name, the name of Jesus Christ our King! 
  • Training
    • Pray that the curriculum training on January 11 for Good News Club volunteers will be well attended and a real benefit to the teachers.
    • Pray for Twyla and the team as they prepare for this event.
  • Strategic Planning for 2020
    • Please pray for the North Jersey Committee as they seek God's will to decide on the goals for our Chapter in 2020.
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