We have had our ups and downs during this crazy time. Most of our clubs are closed because the schools are not open to outside people coming in. BUT we still have expenses, the office is open, and training is still going on in anticipation of the day when things open up for ministry again. We were able to hold four Vacation Bible School classes this past summer. In one club a mom came to tell a worker that her son had received Christ the night before. She said he felt his need during VBS but waited to tell his parents that evening. They had the great privilege of praying with him. That club was taught by three teens who made such an impression on the children attending that two boys came to our adult worker saying they wanted to take the training this summer to teach clubs. Jesus said in Mark 10:14 “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these." This is what we are here for to make sure the children have the opportunity to come to Jesus. There are hindrances, COVID-19 closing schools and gathering places being one which we are praying will soon pass, but even when that happens, we have another obstacle. Our funds are dangerously low. Giving has dropped off, and we have had some extra expenses, which has taken a substantial amount out of our budget. We spent several thousand dollars sending our new Reno director to our Children’s Ministry Institute® for advanced training. However, it was not a good fit and she is no longer with us. We hired a local Missionary for Fallon on the basis she was to raise her support, but she has been struggling to do that. She is a great worker and is slowly rebuilding the work here in Fallon. We are also encouraged that an additional young woman is completing the training to be able to teach Good News Clubs and participate in other CEF outreaches. Last but not least, we need a state director, but we need a reserve of funds to get him/her started. These, plus the regular day to day expenses of keeping the ministry open, have depleted our funds. What we are asking from you is first to pray for us. Pray the doors open soon for us to be able to reach the children with the Good News that Jesus died for them. Pray for more workers. Pray for more churches to join us in reaching the children. Pray, we are wise with the money we are given. Pray the Lord will send us some new donors and speak to others.
Second, would you consider a regular gift? If you could give $25.00 a month, it would make a difference, or if you do not feel you could do that, a one-time donation would be beneficial. Whatever the Lord leads you to do know we appreciate you and we are praying for you. For those of you who have been giving regularly or have provided when you could, God bless you; you have kept us going. Thank you. Together we are reaching the children of N NV. Thank you.
Blessings, The Northern NV State Board for Child Evangelism Fellowship®