Child Evangelism Fellowship

CEF started in 1936 as a dream of Mr Overholtzer, commonly known as Mr O. There was a strong belief that children could not be born again, that they were too young to be saved. But God had a different idea and Mr O became a willing servant. He was a Farmer, Pastor, and Teacher, but most important he relied on the Bible and Prayer to guide his life. God did not want Mr O to be restricted by religion, but rather be guided by the Bible. Mr O found Matthew 18:1-14 which changed his life and the lives of many. Between him and thousands of helpers numerous hundreds of thousands of children have been Born Again.

In fact, it has been proven that it is easier for a child to come to God and be saved than it is for an adult. God welcomes the children and as Jesus says, Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:2

The Good News Club is sponsored by CEF and is supported by many churches in our area. LRUMC has had a team active in the Waterway Elementary School for almost ten years.