Celebrating 50 Years of Ministry in North Jersey!

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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 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 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.

August Prayer Requests & Praises

  • Praise the Lord for His faithfulness during our 20th year of summer outreach in Paterson!
  • Paterson Summer Outreach
    • Praise for the 438 children who attended club at least one time during the week of July 22-26!
    • Please pray for the 41 children who made first-time professions of faith in Jesus for salvation during this week
    • 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.
    • Please pray especially for a young Muslim boy who told us he was putting his faith in Jesus; pray for for his protection and for his new-found faith to grow: 
  • Summer Ministry Beyond Paterson
    • Praise God for the opportunity to conduct a 5-Day club in Livingston this summer. Praise for 23 children who attended and two who trusted Jesus as Savior!
    • Please pray for another Club meeting in Wayne the week of July 12--for open hearts among the children.
    • We're praising God that so many of the students who took the Teaching Children Effectively Level 1 course this spring were able to complete their practicums in our Paterson clubs and these additional clubs.
  • Good News Club
    • Pray for Twyla as she contacts churches and pastors about starting new Good News Club in local public schools.
    • Pray that the children who attend Good News Club will continue to spend time with God each day during the summer break.
    • 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.
    • As we get closer to the beginning of the school year, please pray that God will work in the hearts and lives of our Good News Club teachers and helpers, preparing them for a new year of ministry.
  • Training
    • Pray that the fall training event on 9/14 for Good News Club volunteers and others who serve in ministry to children will be well attended and a real benefit to the teachers.
    • Pray for Twyla and the team as they prepare for this event.
  • Concert
    • Please pray for all the preparations for the This Hope Benefit Concert celebrating CEF's 50th Anniversary on 9/20. Please pray for This Hope as they travel.
    • Please pray that many will attend, learn more about CEF and choose to become involved in ministry.
    • Please pray that the Lord would provide for CEF's financial needs through the offering.
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