1 Corinthians 9:14
So also the Lord directed those who proclaim the gospel to get their living from the gospel.
CEF of Tri-Cities, Washington State
Serving Benton and Franklin Counties
713 Jadwin Ave, Rm#7
Richland, Wa 99352
Child Evangelism Fellowship is an international, nonprofit, Christian ministry that has been teaching the Bible to children since 1937. CEF has 400 offices in the USA and is organized in most nations of the world, with over 3,500 paid staff and hundreds of thousands of volunteers. In its last ministry year, CEF ministered to over 25 million children in its face-to-face teaching ministries.
Welcome to Child Evangelism Fellowship of Washington State, Tri-Cities Chapter.
(March 2020) Ministry has a different look in light of the corona-virus quarantine. There are no active Good News Clubs in schools as schools have been shut down. CEF has implemented a virtual plan called Good News Across the Web and some chapters are reaching the children virtually through this program.
Another program being used is the U-NITE KIDS videos on U-Tube. Children can access Good News Club videos of Bible Lessons, Memory Verses and Songs, all the time, all free. And check out other free resources at cefonline.com/covid19
Shut-in children can call our Tel-a-Story number daily and hear a different Bible story each day of the year. Listeners also have the option to personally speak to a Tel-a-Story Guide, following the story, if they have questions or want to respond to the invitation to put their faith in Christ. The 24 hour, toll-free number to reach Tel-a-Story is 1-888-878-8660. All of the audio stories can also be accessed online at https://www.cefofwa.com/tas
If you know children who are struggling with why this is all happening, you can share with them this free resource, "Do You Ever Wonder Why?" This booklet was written following the disaster of 9/11 and has now been done as a video, available to anyone with internet access. You can also order physical booklets from https://cefpress.com/
Please be praying for the saved children to continue leaning on God for support during these trying times, for unsaved children to hear and respond to the Gospel, and for volunteers to see how they can still be used even in times of quarantine.
Honored to be a bond servant of Jesus Christ,
Shelley Fietkau, Local Director
Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 19:14 (ESV)
See below for other ways to give to your local CEF chapter:
If you already donate to the United Way, please consider designating your local chapter of CEF to receive those donations.
CEF Tri-Cities Chapter,
P.O. Box 1184,
Richland, WA. 99352
If you work with Mutual of Enumclaw and their Cashclaw donation program you can donate to us directly. Go to JustGive.org and enter, "Child Evangelism Fellowship of Washington Inc." Under the Program section you will be given the option to enter a description of how you want your donation to be used. Just type in "CEF Tri-Cities Chapter"