February 22, 2018
We are pleased to announce our acceptance into Child Evangelism Fellowship of Alaska as full time staff! We will be remaining right here in Soldotna as their state headquarters is here in Soldotna (actually within biking distance of our house!). I have been hired as the Family Ministry Coordinator and will be learning all about the core material and operations of CEF, then managing volunteers and providing strategic oversight. Kristi has also been hired and will be paid from our support as well. Her responsibilities will focus on administrative duties and utilizing her strengths in event planning and logistics.
Kristi and Leah have been club workers for two years with CEF, Kristi being a club host and Leah being part of a team of teens that presents Bible Lessons, missionary stories, songs, teaching a Bible verse, small group times, and games to children. This is the core of what CEF Alaska focuses on—adults discipling teens to teach children about the Bible. We have been very impressed with the growth in Leah since beginning this program, in her understanding of the Bible, her poise and confidence in front of a group, and her understanding that her faith is meant to be intentionally passed on. It has been a key part of our decision to join CEF full time as staff. Jeremy will be doing his initial training for clubs this summer at the ten day teen training camp, and we plan as a family to join several trips this summer to rural communities where local teens who have been trained will be leading clubs for children in their community. There will be no flying responsibilities for me as CEF Alaska has no aircraft and utilizes another local ministry specializing in mission flying for their trips to rural communities.
As I mentioned in our previous letter, we need the same level of support as we had at our previous ministry and we hope that God has been impressing on your heart to continue partnering with us financially but also in prayer. God’s enemy does not want to give up any ground and we anticipate much resistance, for which the best response is prayer! If you have been encouraged by the Lord to continue supporting us, checks can be mailed to:
43687 Kalifornsky Beach Rd Suite D
Soldotna, AK 99669
If you prefer to donate electronically, all types of electronic donations can be managed through their website: http://www.cefalaska.com/donate
Whether you use paper or electronic methods, be sure to designate the fund RKD2018 or we will not receive the funds.
Please be aware of the fact that we will not be receiving funds from ABM beyond February. Again, if you desire to change an auto payment arrangement with ABM you must call their office at (907) 283-3377. We are so grateful for the last twelve years of partnering with you in ministry in Alaska and look forward to many more! If you have questions feel free to call me at (907) 953-6509, or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rob and Kristi Dillingham