Welcome to Child Evangelism Fellowship of North Dakota. Our name spells out our identity in that we are all about reaching children with the Gospel of Christ, and we are thrilled to have a fellowship of like-minded believers partnering with this growing ministry. We are excited to see God working in the hearts of children all across our beautiful state. Please pray with us as our summer ministries season is fully operational. If you share our passion, join our fellowship in guiding a new generation that seeks to honor God!
End of Year Giving Opportunities!
Exciting ways to support the work of CEF through end of year giving
We’re excited about some great ways to to support the ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship here in North Dakota as the year draws to a close.
First up: Twice Blessed Matching Grant
From November 15 through the end of December, CEF of ND is participating in the Twice Blessed Matching Grant sponsored by the St. Joseph’s Community Health Foundation.
All gifts given to CEF through the Twice Blessed program will be matched up to $2500 for a total of $5000 if we meet our goal!
These gifts will go to cover camp sponsorships for children who otherwise couldn’t afford to come to camp. The cost of camp (as of November) is $125 per camper. If we reach our goal, we’ll be able to cover that cost for 40 campers!
To give, visit http://sjchfnd.com/organizations/child-evangelism/
There, you can either give online, or you can download a form if you prefer to give by mail.
Second: Giving Tuesday (December 3)
Giving Tuesday is an international day to celebrate giving of all kinds! Held the Tuesday after Thanksgiving every year, it’s an invitation to put action to your thankfulness by giving back.
This year, Giving Tuesday will be December 3rd.
CEF of ND is participating by raising money to cover the costs of the teaching kits our Christian Youth in Action teens use to teach 5-Day Clubs throughout the summer. These are the same kits the teens use during their training. In the past, the students have covered the cost of their kits through their CYIA registration fees. If we are able to raise the funds to cover the cost of the kits (which is usually around $50), we’ll be able to keep their registration fees lower! What a great way to thank these teens who spend their summer serving with us!
$2500 will cover the costs of the kits for 50 CYIA students this summer.
To give toward the CYIA kits, you can give at paypal.me/ndcef.
You can also mail a check with “kits” in the memo line to:
CEF of ND
PO Box 1125
Minot, ND 58702
CEF and Beyond
For many of our CEF family, leading a Good News Club or serving with Christian Youth in Action is just one step in the journey God is leading them on.
We want you to meet some of these amazing people, so we’re going to check in with former and current CYIAers and volunteers to see how God has been leading them.
This time, we visited with Naomi Brendsel, a former CYIA student from Maxbass. Naomi also served as a Good News Club leader in Newburg one year. She is now preparing to join Cru as a full-time staff member.
Twice Blessed and Thankful!
A special thank you to all who gave to sponsor campers during last year’s Twice Blessed Matching Grant!
Last fall, we were excited to participate in St. Joseph’s Community Health Foundation’s Twice Blessed Matching Grant! All of the funds raised through the matching grant went to cover the registration fees of children who otherwise couldn’t afford to attend Camp Good News.
A total of 68 children were able to have their camp fee covered this summer thanks to your generous donations and the Twice Blessed grant!
Thank you so much for making this possible!
We are excited to be able to partner with the Twice Blessed program again this fall starting November 15 and going through the end of December. Mark your calendars and we’ll have more information for you, soon!