Dear Louisiana Baptist Family,
We are writing from Entebbe, Uganda where we serve with your International Mission Board.
We’re Louisiana natives sent out by you and our home church, Dry Creek Baptist Church.
The purpose of this letter is to encourage each of you to give generously to this year’s Lottie Moon Mission Offering.
Our Chadan Engagement Team (serving South Sudan, southern Chad, and their borderlands) is the beneficiary of your giving.
Due to your gifts to both Lottie Moon and the Cooperative Program, our team is able to reach the Least Reached in this challenging part of Africa.
We thank you.
We urge you to give above and beyond so more willing workers can come to the harvest fields.
We have released an ebook, ‘Trampled Grass,’ sharing how God is working along the borders of Uganda and South Sudan. It is filled with stories and images showing how your giving makes a difference on the ground.
All proceeds from Trampled Grass go to Lottie Moon.
Learn more at Amazon.com or www.creekbank.net
Curt and DeDe Iles
To the Editor
There is Good News in response to the article that recently appeared in the Baptist Message entitled “The Good News gets the cold shoulder in Portland.”
The article reported on the negative campaign launched by the Protect Portland Children secularist group accusing Child Evangelism Fellowship® of psychologically harming children by teaching a doctrine of sin.
Sadly, the attack CEF experienced this summer in Portland is just a symptom of an attitude of intolerance and persecution of Christians and evangelical organizations that is growing in our country.
Despite the efforts of the enemy, Satan, to stir opposition to the 5-Day Clubs®, a total of 93 clubs were conducted across the area.
Over 2,800 children attended the clubs with 256 children making a profession of faith.
Thirty-one Portland area churches partnered with CEF in making this ministry effort a success. Hundreds of families showed up at these churches for the Friday night rallies at the end of the 5-Day Club week.
Similar 5-Day Bible Club campaigns are held in Louisiana every summer with comparable results. During the school year many churches work with CEF to adopt a local school as their mission field.
Louisiana churches interested in starting a Good News Club in their community can contact CEF personnel in the state by sending an email to CEFLouisiana@gmail.com.
A list of Local Directors can be found at cefonline.com/ Locations/Louisiana.
Child Evangelism Fellowship was founded in 1937 and is the largest children’s missions organization in the world.
In 2001, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of CEF giving Good News Clubs the right to meet on public school grounds during non-instruction hours. All over our nation thousands of Afterschool Good News Clubs are being held at elementary schools every week.
For more information on Good News Clubs® go to cefonline.com/For Churches/ Adopt- A- School.