What Does the Bible Say About Giving?

(c) Child Evangelism Fellowship

(c) Child Evangelism Fellowship

With Give NOLA Day just hours away, I thought you would enjoy looking at a few passages on what the Bible says about giving.

The Cheerful Giver

The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. As it is written,  Continue reading

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Printable Color Version of the Story of the Wordless Book Tract

Eleanor Harwood sharing Gospel with child, Mobile, AL

Eleanor Harwood sharing Gospel with child, Mobile, AL

Hello Friends,

Here is a color version of the Story of the Wordless Book Tract that you can download and use in ministry. Child Evangelism Fellowship of North San Diego County created this lovely tract.

Download here: Gospel Color Tract

Here is a Black and White Version: Black and White Gospel Color Tract

Here is folding Instructions for both: How to Fold Gospel Color Tract

Here is a Color Version of the Gospel Whirligig: Color Gospel Whirligig

Here is a B/W Version of the Gospel Whirligig: Black and White Gospel Whirligig

Special thanks to CEF of North San Diego County for these useful Gospel tools. Have fun teaching the children!

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How to Teach Kids Acts 20:35

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The widow’s mite

With the Give NOLA Day emphasis for Wee Can Know, I wanted to help kids learn the importance of giving. As I shared about giving I illustrated that if each child in the class donates $1, we could raise $10. Six-year old Ja-nae eagerly shared, “If we each give $10, we can raise $100. I can give $10!” Jayce agreed, “I can give $10 too!” These children already know the meaning of Acts 20:35, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”

Do you want to teach Acts 20:35 to your children? Let me share a few ideas I used:

1. Put Acts 20:35 to the tune of “Mary had a Little Lamb.”

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Help Us Win Give NOLA Day Prizes

(c) Child Evangelism Fellowship

(c) Child Evangelism Fellowship

The Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNF) planned a fun day for the community to come together and support their favorite non-profits and for the non-profits to win a chance for cash prizes.

They planned several ways that we can win:

Here is what they share on their website: 

Rock-Around-the-Clock Prizes

Each hour an organization receives a donation of $10 or more, they earn a chance to win $1,000 during that particular hour within the 24 hour period (12:00:01 am- 11:59:59 pm, May 3, 2016). Organizations can receive only one, randomly chosen $1,000 hourly Rock Around the Clock.

Throw Me Something Mister Hour

Organizations can also only win one $3,000 prize earned by the nonprofit receiving the most unique donations in three specific time periods (6-7 am; 2-3 pm; 10-11 pm).  GNF divided Throw Me Something Mister Hours into small and large organizations; Rock Around the Clock are not. Wee Can Know recommend that our unique donations during this period be money amounts with all the same number (i.e. $11.11, $12.12, $13.13…)

Additional Prizes

All organization will still be eligible for other types of prizes, such as 1st ($10,000), 2nd ($5,000), 3rd ($3,000), 4th($1,000) and 5th ($500) place winners for most dollars raised.

Lagniappe Fund

Greater New Orleans Foundation’s goal this year is to raise at least $250,000 in local, proportional “lagniappe” dollars. At the end of the event, every agency will receive a proportional share of this fund based upon its percentage of the total dollars raised. The equation to calculate lagniappe dollars is:
Amount we raise ÷ Amount raised by ALL on May 3 =Our lagniappe fund percentage

See why we are SO excited! What a fun day for everyone involved and what a blessing for non-profits to have such a wonderful opportunity to join with other organizations to celebrate giving and community!

BTW: We receive 93% of our donation, plus the lagniappe fund, so at the end to the day, we should receive 100% of each donation and if we win a prize more that 100%!

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One Way You Can Help Kids Learn About Jesus

The children at Gentilly Baptist Church sing about one way you can help them learn about God. Phil and Debbie Smith volunteer bi-weekly at this inner-city church in New Orleans.


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Why Little Ones Need Jesus


(c) Child Evangelism Fellowship

(c) Child Evangelism Fellowship

Phil and I volunteer bi-weekly at Gentilly Baptist Church in New Orleans. We chose this church because of their outreach to the hurting children and families in the community. We know the hope Christ can bring to the darkest night … Perhaps you read in the paper about the tragic hit and run accident that killed a biker on Leon C. Simon Drive. The man driving the vehicle had three small children in his car. Those little children saw this accident and the turmoil that followed. How tragic for both families! The good news is that both families express faith in Christ to get them through this dark hour. The traumatized children attend bi-weekly classes at Gentilly Baptist church. When we ask a Bible related question, these children amaze us with their knowledge and understanding of the Bible. It’s our habit to take prayer request at the beginning of class. This past week the youngest child (age 3) asked prayer for her daddy, she said he was in jail. This little child knew her daddy needed God’s help and that she could pray for him. The oldest boy especially feels trauma by this event, we can reach out to him and his family in Christian love. We know that our job is not over once the class hour ends. WCK reaches out to the families with prayer, support, biblical counsel, resources, and encouragement.

The volunteers of WCK provide love, support, prayers, and resources for hurting children and families like this family. (While God doesn’t always take away the consequences in life, He does help us get through them and hurting people need God’s people reaching out to them with His love.) Today’s kids need Jesus because our children face heart-breaking situations and God promises He is a “present help in times of trouble” Psalm 46:1.

You can help us help little ones by giving a one-time gift on GiveNOLA day, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Please mark your calendar and plan to give. One day to give as one! Click here to go to our profile page where you can make a one-time tax-deductible gift and help us win  cash prizes and reach our goal of at least $5,000.

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Two Ways to Help on GiveNOLA Day

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We have some exciting news to share with you. On May 3, thousands of residents in the Greater New Orleans area are going to show their support for their favorite nonprofit organizations during GiveNOLA Day, hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation. During GiveNOLA Day last year, they helped raise more than $4 million for local nonprofits, and they want to raise even more this year!

Wee Can Know’s and CEF of Greater New Orleans will participate this year in GiveNOLA day. We look forward to making new friends for WCK, prayer partners, volunteers, and donors. We need to raise $5,000 on this one day; we need prayer warriors for each hour in the 24 hour period (12:00:01 a.m. – 11:59:59 p.m.)! (93% of donations to WCK go directly to WCK; plus Greater New Orleans will donate to our cause and provide opportunities to win prizes each hour during the 24 hour period).

Children in Greater New Orleans face hopeless situations … Perhaps you read in the paper about man fatally shot eleven times in Hollygrove (New Orleans neighborhood) on March 7. His two precious preschool children saw this tragedy. His cousin attends weekly Bible classes associated with Wee Can Know; we could provide counsel, prayer, and comfort to this hurting child. Each week she’s learned about Jesus and the hope found in Him and the promises of God’s Word. When she faced this trail she had her faith to draw on and she could share her faith with her family. When tragedy strikes, the children we teach (like this child) know they can turn to Jesus for help and strength…and also to our trained volunteer teachers

Here’s 2 Ways You Can Help:

  1. Mark May 3 on your calendar for GiveNOLA Day and choose a specific hour during the 24-hour spam to pray and support Wee Can Know and/or CEF of Greater New Orleans, your gift of $10 or more gives us the chance to win $1,000-$3,000 in cash prizes! On May 3rd, click here to give your one-time gift to Wee Can Know. 
  2. Help us spread the word! Like us on Facebook or Twitter and share our post, so your friends can learn what WCK is doing to help little ones in Greater New Orleans and beyond know Jesus. You could also share this post on your FB or Twitter page or in an email. Use the buttons below.

We can’t wait to come together on this one day for the little ones and give for the glory of God!

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