From Sean and Wendy Southwell, Child Evangelism Fellowship
Spring is finally here! The weather is starting to get warmer and the days are longer. Spring marks the end of our Good News Club season. We have had a fantastic club year, with 11 Good News Clubs - nine of them in schools - with 204 children enrolled. This is the second consecutive year that we have had over 200 children enrolled in our clubs. Praise the Lord!!! Now that clubs are over, we look to the summer ministries, and are excited to see what the Lord will do this summer.
On March 4, I had the opportunity to go to Oceana Christian School to speak in their chapel. This was the first time I had the opportunity to speak this school year. We had a total of 57 students in attendance. All seemed to enjoy the Bible lesson. During the invitation, six students came forward for counseling. None of them were ready to receive Christ as Savior, but they all heard and had questions. My prayer is that the six will realize their need for salvation.
On March 16, we went to the Family Affair in Scottville. This was our fifth year. At this event, we had puzzles and crafts for the children. During the time there, we had 386 people come through our room. We had opportunity to speak with many adults about the ministry. One of our volunteers had the opportunity to share the Gospel with many of the children. One little boy received Christ as Savior. It was a very great day, and we plan to be there again next year.
The second week of April, Wendy and I will be taking some time off. If you need to come to the office, please call first.
Please continue to pray for Wendy. She will be having a spinal stimulator trial to see if this will help her pain. If this works, she will have a permanent one put in.
5 Day Club - We currently have six clubs scheduled for this summer, but we still have room for more. Weeks we need clubs: July 8-12; July 15-19; July 22-26; July 29-Aug 2; Aug 5-9, Aug 12-16. If you are interested in having a 5-Day Club, please contact our office.
Christian Youth In Action—We are excited that two teens have handed in their applications for Christian Youth in Action (CYIA) and others are showing interest. We still have room for more teens to go to the training June 19-28 at Grace Christian University. Deadline to sign up is May 15. We now have four students planning to attend our local training to be helpers. This training will meet four different Saturdays starting April 27. If you or anyone you know are interested, please contact our office.
Prayer List for April 21, 2019
Pastoral Search Committee
Bruce Lowing, Chairman
Roy Harper, Jeff Beilfuss, Amy Ruba,
Dan Bradshaw, Kristen Wallace,
Mike Basler, Lisa Barnett, and Bill Payne
CBC’s Emergency Prayer Chain
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