Fall 2019


Gratitude as the attitude of the heart, mind and soul gives God full control and creates a greater altitude for prayers and purposes to His glory and His Kingdom come. Our Collier County family and ministry of CEF focuses on sharing the “GOOD NEWS” of Jesus Christ in over 1/2 of the public elementary schools, currently and we are praying and preparing to go into more in the year of 2020 –  we ask you to go on this journey of specific prayers with us for Collier County children, families, our school administrators and teachers. We pray for more people and for more church partners in the New Year.  

Most people do not realize how important it is to reach children since over 80% of people in the church today accepted Jesus when they were just a young child. Think about it, God’s word is true, “Train up children in the way they should go; even when they are old they will not  depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6)

We want to repeat this very important research report that was shared last quarter with you from Barna at right. Studies show as we age we are less likely to respond to the Gospel. Someone who is 18 or older has a 6% probability of accepting Jesus Christ. Yet, for teens age 14 to 18 there is only a 4% likelihood that they will respond. However, when we share Jesus with children ages of 5 to 13 there is a 32% chance that they will respond to the message and give their heart to Jesus! This is why CEF goes out to our schools with the Good News! JESUS SAID, “Let the little children come to me. Do not hinder them.” (Matthew 19:14, Luke 18:16, Mark 10:14)

Today, 80% of children in the United States do not attend church worship at all!  Did you hear that?  

80% of our children in the United States DO NOT GO TO CHURCH!  

GOOD NEWS friends, to reach the next generation for Jesus we must go beyond the church walls and into our community to reach and teach children where they are. Your prayers, generous support and volunteering of time to provide Good News Clubs in our local schools is so important !  The church body has the awesome opportunity and responsibility to complete The Great Commission of Matthew 28:18-20 and reach every child of Collier County. With God’s gracious guidance we are growing new clubs, and youth and adult volunteers to reach children that may never hear the Gospel any other way! 

Thank you for giving, volunteering and partnering with us. Please do give again by dating or postmarking your gift on or before December 31st, AND give often of your time, your talent and your treasure in 2020! Together, we further the Kingdom of God through advancing HIS  “GOOD NEWS” of Jesus Christ.

Register for Spring Training Conference

All GNC volunteers are invited to attend our 2020 Spring Training Conference on January 11th.

CEF of Collier

Mail & Office Address:
5644 Tavilla Circle
Suite 106
Naples, Florida 34110

(239) 360–2733



Judy Herwig, Chair
Joseph Bickley
Kerry Rowles
Joan Rowles
Kim Mountjoy
Karen Norman
Margaret Griffin
Todd Villemont
John Sanchez

Local Staff:
Melodie, Director
Tanya, Office Mgr.
Savannah, Coordinator & Media Mgr.

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