Ministry in Donegal
Did you know that through your faithful prayers you are a big part of God’s work through CEF in Ireland? God has answered your prayers in many ways and as CEF workers we can testify to that.
In Donegal we are blown away to see how God has opened doors to teach the Word of God regularly in over 20 schools. We usually teach each group for 45 minutes and using each of those minutes to teach the precious truths of the Bible. On different occasions children have folded their hands and prayed to God as we have explained the Gospel. Even though we don’t know what they have prayed, we know that God’s Word is powerful to bring them to repentance and Christ.
We are humbled to see how God has drawn children and young people to salvation and how God has transformed many children and young people into the image of Christ. At one of our summer camps a teenager was crying her heart out one night because she was so concerned for her family who don’t believe in God. Unfortunately, that is a reality for many of the children and young people who trust God as their Lord and Saviour. The children and young people of Donegal and all over Ireland need your faithful prayers.
“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men,” 1 Timothy 2:1
Ministry in Dublin
Good News Clubs are the core winter ministry for CEF. In North Dublin these clubs take place in community centres and homes. Some clubs have been running for years.
This year we started two new clubs in areas where we had 5-Day Clubs in the summer. It is great to have regular contact with these children. Some clubs are small with six children and other clubs have 20 children attending. One thing that the clubs have in common is that the children are very enthusiastic about different parts of the programme. For some it is the games, for others, the songs, the quiz or the craft time. However, all the children enjoy the Bible Lesson.
One of the lessons on the curriculum this year was ‘God’s Sovereignty: The Life of Joseph’. All of the children have really enjoyed the teaching in these lessons and how they can apply the central truths to their own lives. It was really encouraging to have discussions with some of the children about the truth, “God is always in control, even when it doesn’t seem like it.” They had lots of questions about issues that were going on in their lives.
Please pray that the children will put their trust in God and seek to live to please Him as Joseph did. Praise God for all those who make it possible for the clubs to happen; those who pray, open their homes, the teachers and the helpers.
This article first appeared in our Spring 2019 National Newsletter.