August 24-31, 2016
The children and youth who live in northeast Shelby, N.C. are bright and gifted. Each day their talents and hopes for the future are challenged by their environment that is characterized by violence, poverty, crime and drugs. Unemployment and underemployment are also prevalent, making it difficult for families to provide opportunities for their children. Cecelia Beck lives in the neighborhood with these children and their families and seeks to offer hopeful opportunities through hospitality, Homework Club, prayer breakfasts for women as well as practical assistance with daily challenges. She also offers opportunities for children and families to worship and engage with members of various communities of faith both in and outside of Shelby.
Please pray for these children and youth that they will develop an understanding of God’s purpose for their lives. Pray that they will know without a doubt that God has a plan for their lives that does not include violence and harmful behaviors.
Many of the children, particularly the older youth, experience the presence and hope of Christ as they faithfully attend church each week but then go home where the adults in their lives are involved in drugs and other risky behaviors. Please pray that the eyes of the adults will be opened and hearts changed as they witness the change and the hope in the lives of their children.
Please also pray for the safety of all of the residents of the neighborhood, including Cecelia Beck.
August 24-31 Birthdays
24 Timothy Boschen, Waynesboro, VA (CH)
24 Craig Klempnauer, Hewitt, TX (CH)
24 Brian Wilson, Louisville, KY (CH)
25 Arville Earl, Emeritus (FP)
25 Robert McMillan, Oklahoma City, OK (CH)
26 Cindy Ruble, Southeast Asia (FP)
26 Alan Tyson, Rogers, AR (CH)
27 Bernie Calaway, Franklin, NC (CST)
27 Jenny Clore (S-Virginia)
27 Jim Kirkendall, New Orleans, LA (CH)
27 Verr Dean Williams, Rising Star, TX (FP)
28 Randal Walton, Lynchburg, VA (CH)
29 Pam Foster, Haslet, TX (CH)
30 Teresa Darnell, Louisville, TN (CH)
30 Becky Buice Hall (S-Decatur)
30 Christiana Liem, Houston, TX (CH)
30 Karen Sherin, Mitchell, SD (FP)
31 Karr La Dickens, Emeritus (FP)
31 Michael Pimpo, Grayslake, IL (CST)
31 Cecelia Walker, Montgomery, AL (CH)
CH = Chaplain
FP = Field Personnel
FPC = Child of Field Personnel
PC = Pastoral Counselor
PLT = Church Planter
S = CBF Staff Member