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Local partners making Jesus Christ known.




Location: Chicago, IL

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Agency: Child Evangelism Fellowship

How has God brought you to where you are today?

I (Jonathan) grew up in Nazareth Israel as a missionary kid.  My parents served as missionaries with CEF and since age 7, I wanted to be a missionary.  However, I did not want to work with kids, live in the USA, or live near a city.   While ministering in Africa, God showed Rosalie and me that he wanted us reaching children with the gospel, and then later on lead us to Chicago and CEF.

What is God doing in your immediate context?

God is reaching many children who do not go to church (and some who do) with the gospel.  This is primarily taking place in Good News Clubs in public schools during the school year and in 5-Day clubs in parks and back yards during the summer.  God is also raising up teens to become ministry leaders through the summer Christian Youth In Action training program.

How does your partnership with Calvary help you be more effective in your work?

Our partnership with Calvary has been crucial to the effectiveness of our ministry in so many ways.   Not only was Calvary the physical home for Chicago CEF in the 1990’s for so many years, but it has been a constant encouragement to us through the ups and downs of ministry, helped us financially, and most importantly, has been a bedrock of prayer warriors crying out for the lost children of Chicagoland!   I can say with certainty,our family would not be in ministry today if it were not for Calvary.

How can people stay connected with you and your ministry, e.g. email newsletter, blog, social media?

People can ask for our email newsletters by contacting us at , go to our website at, or visit us on facebook.