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C.E. Materials in Portuguese
People began praying for a translator to provide the core C.E. equipping materials in Portuguese. By God’s grace Philip and Paula Haede, from Germany, stepped forward. Paula is originally from Brazil and is fluent in Portuguese. The materials are completed and interest in use for them is already being explored in Guinea-Bissau and Mozambique. 
E.C. Consultations
At the end of August, Dave and Josh met with the youth leaders and pastors who are part of Christian Endeavor's partnership with the Evangelical Congregational denomination. Each church was taken through an individual consultation and given resources and steps to take to strengthen their youth ministries over the coming year.
Vision Night
We will be LIVE on Facebook and YouTube this Saturday, September 12 at 6 pm! Please join us as we share the top ways we saw God make an impact in the last year AND the vision we believe God has given us to pursue in the year ahead. If you can't watch live on Facebook and YouTube, replay will be available on YouTube and our website.
USA Board Meeting
In August, C.E.'s USA Board gathered twice via ZOOM. The Board celebrated exciting areas of impact the Lord provided for in the last year before looking at next steps. Decisions for the ministry's future include:
  • supporting World C.E.'s global discipleship with 10% of funds from new ministry contracts.
  • investing in a much needed part-time person to lead Marketing efforts to help grow C.E. toward its goal of serving one hundred churches by the end of April 2021 and two hundred fifty churches by the end of 2024.
  • holding a Virtual Banquet Event in the Fall of 2021 to celebrate C.E.'s 140 years, while looking to the next ten years of ministry.
Forward Steps
Josh had the privilege of being part of the 76th annual Perry County Christian Endeavor retreat over Labor Day weekend. Young people got a chance to learn how the C.E. pledge can help anchor them in the midst of the uncertainty and chaos of COVID-19. They were also taken through a brand new C.E. resource called "Forward Steps".
Register by September 24 to enjoy a day of golf, food and prizes! There will be prizes for Top Teams, Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive, Longest Putt, Putting Contest, and a $10,000 Hole-in-One Prize!!!
Come enjoy a day of golf while supporting the ministry of C.E., transforming youth from Hippos to Honeybees through intentional discipleship!