My first month under contract as the new director of CEF, continued teaching two clubs while taking CEF online training and performing director duties.
Helped teach a Teaching Children Effectively course in Everett, a Super Saturday training in Longview and a face painting training here.
Attended the three day Global Impact missions conference at CUP. Held a local training.
Attended a good friend’s wedding in Longview. On the way I met a young Muslim man at a rest stop and had the honor of leading him to Christ.
Continued with online CEF training and teaching two clubs weekly.
Wrapped up my two clubs for the year with a few end of the year salvations.
Finished my online course for CEF. Flew to Missouri to take some courses at the Children’s Ministry Institute. Celebrated my 53rd birthday while there.
Finished up at the institute and flew to Texas for a short family reunion with my Son, daughter and daughter-n-law.
Interviewed teens and submitted applications for the summer Christian Youth in Action Camp.
Had some meetings with pastors. (All of our clubs are church sponsored now)
Hosted and taught at the CYIA pre-training for our region.
Held a Wordless Book training and prepared for summer camp.
Had our first CYIA fundraiser at Applebees.
Worked with our local summer missionary, Ruvim, getting him ready for this summer.
Had a face painting event at the local Four Square Church.
Attended the CYIA camp in Portland, supervised a team of teens and also taught some classes.
Had 5 day clubs, working with our local summer missionary and other teens.
Recruited my daughter and also a middle schooler from one of my Good News Clubs to start helping in the office.
Had a large all-day training.
Hosted and utilized the state summer missionary, Josh.
Continued with 5 day clubs, including one at my church.
Held two more face painting trainings for the fair ministry.
Had a face painting booth at the Day of Hope and was at the county fair face painting also.
My daughter-in-law, Falon, flew in from Texas to help face paint the Gospel at the fair.
Started applying for Good News Clubs in the schools
Applied for clubs in the schools and equipped the teams of volunteers for those clubs.
Face painting events in Prosser and West Richland
Attended a mandatory support building seminar in Moses Lake for 2 days.
Met with club leaders and school officials for the different districts to get the clubs going.
All Richland and Kennewick clubs approved and first club of the year starts.
Clubs up and running in 5 districts. Started my club up with a new team. Best blessing of the year when 6 of my kids from last year’s club showed up from the middle school to help me with my club at the elementary school.
Second Applebee’s fundraiser.
Three day mandatory staff conference in Ellensburg.
Face painting event at South Hills’ Trunk or Treat function.
Continued to strive for the clubs in Pasco. One approved so far.
Went on an adventure with my daughter, drove a motorhome to Texas. Flew back.
Continued teaching at my club and had a Thanksgiving party.
Continued with my regular club and had a Christmas party club.
Looked back over the year and praised God mightily for His grace and mercy and deeds. Over 1000 kids were given the Gospel locally through CEF this year. Please be praying for their continued growth in the faith and for a fruitful 2016.