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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 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.

November 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 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)
      • Pray for Imelda, a volunteer, who recently was injured during a fall.
      • Pray for strength and wisdom for the leaders.
      • Pray for many children to come to the clubs.
      • Pray for more helpers.
    • Pequannock Club (from Linda Parzek)
      • 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.
    • 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.
    • Lebanon Township - (from Marybeth Pupa)
      • Please pray for the Lord's guidance as we prepare the paperwork to be presented to the school board in the upcoming weeks. May the Lord open the hearts of the board members and administration to approve the meeting of the Good News Club with joy! We thank our ever faithful and gracious Lord for the kindness the school leadership has shown us for these many years! We are also asking the Lord to raise up the godly teachers and volunteers needed to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to the precious students at our schools. 
  • Training
    • Pray that the Christmas Across America training event on 11/16 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.
  • Concert
    • Praise God for the This Hope Benefit Concert celebrating CEF's 50th Anniversary on 9/20. It was a wonderful evening of praising God through song. Attendees learned more about CEF through the testimony of This Hope and how they had grown up with CEF.
    • Praise God for the generous offering that was given to provide for CEF's financial needs.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    • Praise God that many attended the 50th Anniversary Dinner on 10/18. It was a wonderful time of fellowship and hearing what is going on in the ministry.
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