Monday, January 7, 2019
We held our Sixth Annual Verse-A-Thon on November 10, 2018 at Alliance Church of the Valley. There were 10 participants who recited 362 verses in all! What a tremendous blessing spiritually to be a listener at one of the recitation stations. My heart swelled as the participants quoted God’s Word.
In the photo from left to right are: Wendy Bachman, Bill Stirrat, Makaila Brown, Shannon Hoppe, Renee Iverson, Karen Schnell and Paul Wagner (not shown: Isaiah, Julia and Natalie Milner). Our top three finishers were Wendy, Bill and Shannon. Wendy was our winner, reciting 45 verses in under 17 minutes and 10 verses in our bonus round.
These ten participants raised around $5,000 to enable us to get the Gospel to the children in our six-county chapter. These funds will help us run our 5-Day Club® ministry in the summer, train teens at Christian Youth In Action® camp, teach adults at area churches how to reach children for Jesus, run after-school Good News Clubs and other outreaches throughout the year.
Thank you to all who participated, listened to verses at our recitation stations and helped make the event successful by your financial gifts and prayers . ~Lisa Inlow
Monday, November 12, 2018
|Alice Howard teaching club|
Greater Madison Chapter.
Monday, November 5, 2018
CEF Western WI
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
In early May, the idea of having a ministry walk-a-thon to raise funds and have a summer picnic was barely a blip on the radar. We had never done an event like this. The thought of doing a walk-a-thon prompted many questions, such as: who would come, where would we walk, could we raise awareness and raise funds for the ministry by doing a walk-a-thon, and most importantly, how could we possibly put this together before the summer was over?
This project would be a challenge for any team, no matter how many months you had to plan. As the wheels started to turn, we committed the idea to prayer and a plan started to formulate. God was our guide. He led us to the perfect location, inspired us through research and opened many doors to make this a reality. We received confirmation each step of the way that a walk-a-thon was in our future.
Fast forward to August 23, 2018…. God provided a perfect evening for our first annual ‘Step-Up’ for the Gospel Walk-a-thon. We chose this theme because we wanted to encourage people to take action and be intentional when giving towards this event because eternity matters. Nothing in this world is more important than when a person, or a child chooses to follow Christ and those who supported our efforts chose to be a part of God’s plan to spread His Word.
God’s abundance was evident in every aspect of the walk-a-thon.
More than 80 people joined us for the walk and picnic at Hoyt Park in Wauwatosa; several summer missionaries made us laugh and brought us to a better understanding of how God used them to reach children for Christ and how they had grown in their own faith through the process. We also enjoyed a wonderful evening of food and fellowship, one of the few times many who serve and support the ministry could gather together. The BIG NEWS though, is how God used people all over the country to help CEF of Southeast WI meet our financial goal, which we thought was unrealistic when we started this journey. Our goal was $10,000 and we are amazed how God provided above and beyond that amount!
Because of your generosity we can continue to build new relationships with children, schools, church partners and our volunteers. Our God is so BIG, so strong and so mighty, there’s nothing my God cannot do! We rejoice together and celebrate the abundance of His gifts on this humble ministry because the children we serve cannot support the work of CEF, but you can. Thank You!
CEF Southeast WI Chapter
Friday, August 31, 2018
Once again we wrap up another year of ministry here at CEF® of the Greater St. Croix Valley. There is the temptation to think, “Same old, same old,” but God is always doing something new in the lives and hearts of His creatures - the men, women and children He created for His own good pleasure.
|Pastor Brad teaching in Spring Valley|
Our ministry has two seasons, summer 5-Day Clubs with teen training and Good News Clubs with adult training throughout the school year. In the 2017-2018 ministry year we had six Good News Clubs with 149 enrolled, 34 first-time professions of faith and 12 assurances of faith. We held five teacher trainings with over 60 in attendance. There were fifteen 5-Day Clubs taught with 275 enrolled, two first-time professions of faith, one assurance of faith and one Christian dedication. There were 50 volunteers putting in over 1,285 hours to make all this happen!
Last year a new Good News Club® was started in Spring Valley and this year a new one will begin in Luck. It is so exciting to watch the Lord work in giving us new avenues to share the Gospel with children. We also have interest from two churches for teacher trainings in October and November. We plant and/or water the seeds of God’s Word and He alone gives the increase. Thank you Father for the privilege of working alongside You for the furtherance of Your glorious kingdom! ~ Lisa Inlow St Croix Valley Chapter
Sunday, August 12, 2018
Madison August Newsletter