CYIA is Coming!

We are so excited to begin CYIA on June 11th! However there is still a lot to do, and the only way that it will be successful is if we rely on God to provide what we need. Here’s how you can pray for CYIA this summer!

Pray for the CEF of Montana Staff

  • That we will be prepared for the two weeks of training
  • That we will rely on God for the strength, wisdom, peace, and rest to get us through CYIA
  • That we would have a heart for the teenagers and would know how to best help and encourage them

Pray for the CYIA teenagers

  • Pray that God will be preparing their hearts and minds for CYIA
  • Pray that they will be open and willing to learn and grow
  • Pray that they will work hard and be at peace

Pray for the kids

  • Pray that God will be preparing their hearts to hear the gospel
  • Pray that they will learn more about Jesus and grow in Him
  • Pray that they will get connected to the church where they can continue to grow

Pray for the volunteers

  • Pray that they will be able to have the time and energy to come and help with CYIA
  • Pray that we can be an encouragement to them as they encourage us

Pray for the Churches

  • Pray that we will be a help and encouragement to them as we help lead VBSs
  • Pray that we would help them reach their community and grow that relationship
  • Pray that kids and families would be established in these churches as a result of the VBSs

CEF of Montana Changes

We wanted to let you know about a couple of changes that are taking place at CEF of Montana. 

Our State Director, Dave Howe, has let us know that he is moving on to a new adventure and has retired from CEF of Montana. He has begun his responsibilities as interim pastor of a church in Ennis, MT. This kind of change can be a challenge and we are thankful that processes are in place. There are willing and capable hands remaining and our purpose remains the same. “To evangelize boys and girls, to disciple them in the Word of God, and to establish them in the local church!”

Chris and Megan Peabody and Lauren Grinder have been learning and preparing to take on more responsibilities in this transition. Their collective experience and passion for the Ministry gives us confidence, but more importantly, their desire to seek God’s will in both their personal lives and in the Ministry gives us peace. Please pray for them as they navigate the months ahead.

The State Board is also taking on more responsibility as we begin working with CEF USA to identify our new State Coordinator, which is the first step of becoming State Director. Dave and the board are fully behind Chris as State Coordinator, but as with any decision of this magnitude , it requires prayerful consideration and time. We are also committed to help with logistics, continually encourage, and to do a greater part in the fundraising efforts. Please pray for us as we manage this change, continue to seek board members, and strive to keep finances from becoming a concern.

In Christ,
Adam Sinnema
Chairman, State Board, CEF of Montana

Banquets Postponed

Thank You For Your Patience

We have decided to postpone the banquets which we have been promoting, until spring.

While we do need the funds that a banquet would provide, we are dealing with some important changes and need a little time before we can share the exciting news.

We have had a phenomenal summer reaching children for Christ and we look forward to many more. There will be more details to come, but here is a sneak peak: We had over 1,000 children attend VBS through the summer and 4,400 faces painted at the Billings Fair!

Thank you for your past support of CEF of Montana. Without your fervent prayers and generous giving, we would not have the freedom to focus all of our energies on reaching the children of Montana. We thank God for you!

Thank you for your past support of CEF of Montana! Without your fervent prayers and generous giving, we would not have the freedom to focus all of our energies on reaching the children of Montana. We thank God for you!

Our needs have not changed, please continue to pray for God’s wisdom and guidance as we strive to glorify Him through this Ministry. Please also consider us with a one time gift as well as in your regular giving.

You can donate right now by visiting or calling Lauren at 406-498-4544