Praise and Thanksgiving:
- Lord, we praise you that the Golf Tournament fundraiser last Friday was a resounding success! Thank you for the fun, fellowship, and money raised to bring more kids to you!
- Thank you Lord for three more kids in the Vieja/Hollister club in the past two weeks.
- Thank you Lord for those who are continuing to volunteer for Good News Clubs this year
- Thank you Lord for the churches willing to host our Good News Clubs this year.
- We praise you Lord for our new CEF Board members
- Lord we pray for all GNC kids now that they are back in school… that they will save time in their schedules to attend Good News Clubs starting next week.
- That they will be bold and invite their friends to attend
- That the children will want to deepen their faith in the Lord.
- As of right now we have 5 clubs up and running: Foothill, Hollister/Vieja Valley, Hope, Roosevelt and Santa Ynez.
- The lighthouse and Village have been postponed by the Turner Foundation. Praise God Donnie from the Turner Foundation just called Sharon and they will be working out a schedule for the GNC there. Sharon will run those clubs for now but will need more volunteers to help her in the evenings.
- Sharon is also trying to get the Franklin school GNC up and going but it’s difficult coordinating volunteer schedules and the bell schedule. More volunteers are needed!
- Sharon is hoping to get Ellwood up and going and is working on getting a flyer approved.
- Brandon School club cannot use the park they have been meeting in due to renovation. Pray they can use the open space across the street or use another location.
- Viviane Madijian has spoken with her pastor about starting a GNC at Calvary Baptist Church and we are waiting to hear back from him.
- Waiting to hear back from Pastor Adam Smith from Reality Carpinteria about meeting and sharing CEF with him. Pray a meeting can be scheduled to happen soon!
- Adams school is hoping to start next week, Oct 21st. Lord, please allow this to happen, and protect the jobs and health of the teachers running it.
- The volunteer Sharon was hoping would run Kellogg GNC is can’t do it at this time. Pray she would be interested next year.
- Pray for 2 volunteers who have covid, Pray they heal quickly and can get back to their clubs.
- Sharon asks for prayer, guidance and wisdom as she navigates through this covid mess and the obstacles it brings.
- We pray for blessings and guidance over our monthly CEF Teacher Enrichment Workshops. The first one will take place October 19. Guide Sharon Jegottka in all the details and planning. We praise you for the excellent guest speaker we will have at this first meeting.
- Please help Marina know where and how to find a lot of faithful volunteers very quickly so we can get clubs started up again and the gospel to the children. Please work in the hearts of people considering volunteering.
- Lord, we pray for perfect locations for all Goleta-area clubs since we cannot meet on the Goleta school campuses at this time. Please provide indoor spaces (or good weather) for every club, and grant us more clubs!
- Lord, thank you for guiding us to keep our Hope School District clubs meeting at churches for the time being. We pray that if we can get back on campus, that we would be able to do so. So far, they are having no after-school activities.
- Lord, we pray for the Santa Barbara Unified School District and their mandate to require that all staff, teachers, and soon children be vaccinated without the option of being tested for covid. Lord, may your will be done.
Local and National Leaders
- Lord, we lift up our local leaders – School districts, County Board of Supervisors, and City Council. Please give them Your wisdom about how to govern. May they come to know you as their Lord and Savior.
- Lord, we pray for President Biden and his cabinet and the decisions they need to make to keep us all safe.
- We pray that the coronavirus would disappear or that we would find a way to live so that it would not harm us anymore.
** Every Tuesday morning from 6:30-7:15am, CEF runs a special time of prayer for our ministries. You are invited to participate! Click here to request the Zoom link. Thank you!