It is an amazing story! In the 1940’s, one farmer got it “on his heart” to reach children with the Good News of Jesus. He traveled around the country, sharing his vision. With this mustard seed (small) beginning, Child Evangelism Fellowship was begun and now has workers (staff and trained volunteers) in every country in the world … except North Korea! In 2017 they shared directly … eye to eye … with more than 22 million children! 94% of the trained volunteers live in their own country, not needing passports, visas, or requiring training in another culture or language. They prayerfully receive CEF training, and “go to work!”
Thus, Reese Kauffman — world-wide President of CEF (www.cefonline.com) — has, for a few years now, made a main theme: “Pray for North Korea!” He notes that Cuba was like North Korea, hardened in resisting the Gospel. But today, there are strong movements of the Holy Spirit throughout Cuba.
Hear former manufacturer Reese Kauffman tell the powerful CEF story.
In growing up as a “PK” (Pastor’s kid), Reese admired both the missionaries (who in passing through in ministry, his family would share their home and sometimes his bedroom) and the fine Christian businessmen in their church.
Never did he expect in his lifetime he would get to be both in advancing the Good News!
CEF sponsors a Jesus Witness in every country in the world… except North Korea. Roads between South and North Korea stop at the two-mile demilitarized zone between the two countries. With God-led strategy, several North Korean cities have been identified with plans to penetrate them with the Gospel … when they become open.
On a personal note, several times he and his wife have hosted Vice-President and Mrs. Mike Pence on vacations in Reese’s Florida home. They were friends when both lived in Indianapolis, Indiana days – when VP Pence was Governor of Indiana and Reese headed his manufacturing plant there. The Vice-President went through the “Operation Timothy” discipleship course when he was Governor of Indiana. Also, friends with his Pastor with whom he shared a strong “faith” complement: “He has a well-worn Bible!”
Every church and Christian would do well to know that Child Evangelism Fellowship offers and makes available all kinds of evangelist training … and has had 75 years to perfect it! Contact them at www.cefonline.com.
Links to earlier radio stories related to Child Evangelism Fellowship
To hear … “Reese Kauffman about the spread of ‘Good News’: ‘As Cuba was, North Korea is. Pray for North Korea!’” … click on … http://haroldhendrick.com/2017/12/18/reese-kauffman-spread-good-news-cuba-north-korea-pray-north-korea/ ;
To hear … “CEF Prez Reese Kauffman: back to Missouri from Africa, then to his Florida guest, USA VP Mike Pence” … click on … http://haroldhendrick.com/2018/05/17/cef-prez-reece-kauffman-back-to-missouri-from-africa-then-to-his-florida-guest-usa-vp-mike-pence/ ;
To hear … “’PK’ Reese Kauffman began KPI, made horns for all GM cars: now leads Global Child Evangelism Fellowship” … click on … http://haroldhendrick.com/2016/09/03/pk-reese-kauffman-began-kpi-made-horns-for-all-gm-cars-now-leads-global-child-evangelism-fship/ ; And …
To hear …”CEF Prez Reese Kauffman: ‘Every church can sponsor a ‘Good News Club’ in a public elementary school” … click on … http://haroldhendrick.com/2017/07/31/cef-prez-reese-kauffman-every-church-can-sponsor-good-news-club-public-elementary-school/