An e-mail I just received from CEF Phoenix (Child Evangelism Fellowship) highlights the prayer needs of the 16 Valley locations where Good News Clubs are held. Lord willing, this month Sunnyslope interns A.J. & Jewel Miller will begin leadership of the Wednesday afternoon Sunnyslope Elementary location, where 44 students are enrolled in the club. It is CEF’s second largest class in the Valley.
A.J. & Jewel have been trained locally by CEF and have been volunteering at the Sunnyslope location for awhile. Other Aim Right interns plan to undergo CEF training so they can assist with the club as well. A typical weekly Good News Club session consists of an exciting Bible lesson, songs, Scripture memory, missions story, and review games or activities. Students must have a parent’s permission to attend the club.
You may be wondering: Can you really attend a BIBLE class at a public school? YES! CEF’s website explains: “In 2001, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled…that Good News Clubs can meet in public schools in the United States after hours on the same terms as other community groups.”
Here are a few of the prayer needs of the CEF clubs in the Valley:
Pray for club leaders as they walk with the Lord personally — that out of that relationship, they will study God’s Word and prepare lessons for the children.
Pray for children to come to a saving faith in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Praise God for the 19 children that came to Christ in December. God is changing hearts and lives of these precious kids.
Pray for more churches to adopt local schools in their area so that the Good News can go out to more unreached children.