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Open Doors During Covid-19: A Unique Opportunity

Dear Friends,

As we are all dealing with challenging times during Covid-19, I thought I would reach out to you for some extra prayer and to keep you in the loop on some unique, exciting opportunities despite all that is going […]

A Word From CEO Jennifer Merryman

Praises, Thanksgiving…But Let’s Keep Praying!

These CIC Club children from Guinea give a thumbs up after experiencing the Bible lesson taught via the Living Active Method.

As I write this letter, we […]

LAM is Taking Off – To God be the Glory!

Your support is reaching far and wide! Pictured here are CIC adult and youth leaders in Niger.

In just the last month and a half, we’ve seen 43 new CIC Clubs open […]

From Darkness to Light

CIC Club children in Guinea-Bissau are full of joy in the Lord as they learn about His Love and Truth!

One of the reasons we desperately need prayer is because bringing His Light […]

How Can You Help?

Thank you so much to all who’ve already given generously to help us train our adult, youth and child leaders on the Living Active Method. The impact in the field and for the Kingdom is TREMENDOUS!!

A Word From CEO Jennifer Merryman

Making a Sweet, Safe Place for Children

Despite their harsh surroundings, CIC Club children are beaming with bright smiles because they are filled with the joy of the Lord as they experience the […]

The Importance of a Safe, Sweet Learning Place

CIC key leader Francis with Talibé children in Mali. The tin cans in their hands are used to beg for money, which is given to the “marabou” or Koranic teacher. Most Talibé […]

The CIC Honeypot Culture

The Honeypot concept is based on God’s Word being sweet like “honey.” The goal is to have every child discover the sweetness of Christ’s Love, Hope and Truth, and to facilitate learning by […]

How Can You Help?

Make an Impact Today for Eternity

One of our key leaders, Francis, plays part of the temple entry during a LAM Bible story with CIC Youth Leaders.

Ongoing training… Recently Salim wrote to say […]

A Word From CEO Jennifer Merryman

The Kingdom Significance of Children

Niger CIC club kids and mentor play a game before the Bible story time.

One of the most common questions people ask when they hear about CIC is “Why […]

Maturing Children – in Christ

Esther, a Youth Leader in Mali, is raising up the next generation by discipling younger club kids.

Africa has over 1,600 unreached people groups who have never heard the Gospel, but even […]

Spiritual Impact Survey Results

Reaching some of the most unreached children: A CIC club in Niger where most of the children attend an Arabic school.

Over the past year we have collected 2,881 answers from children. […]

How Can You Help?

Make an Impact Today for Eternity

Excited to share the Gospel: Group photo from a recent LAM training in Senegal.

Not too long ago, I received this reply in our Spiritual Impact Survey […]

A Word from CEO Jennifer Merryman

Starting each summit with Jesus’ example: four of our key leaders washed the feet of our country team leaders and some of the youth leaders we invited. Above, Jen, our CEO, is […]

Young Leaders Catch the Movement

Our Child and Youth Leaders are one-of-a-kind: mature, bold, service-oriented and passionate about reaching children in challenging places for Christ! (Some faces/names may have been covered for security reasons.)

Equipping and empowering […]

Equipping with LAM

The Living Active Method is for everyone. Adults and children dramatize Matthew 18:1-6. In the middle is “the kingdom of heaven.” Participants on the left are the “sea.”

The Living Active Method […]

God’s Word is Living and Active

Adult and child leaders alike are excited, equipped and empowered to return to their own country to train others on the Living Active Method.

In both our East and West Africa summits […]

Supernatural Boldness

Committed to go: Three of our Youth Leaders, including Succes and Mercy, as we commission them to go out at a candle light ceremony.

I recently heard from our key West Africa […]

“To the North…Part 2”

DistributionI’m very happy to receive this gift! Because it is my first Bible and it has brought many changes in my life. First it helps me to know and read the word of […]

“To the North. . . .Part 1”

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“To the North!” For some of us, these words ring familiar.

Jill Pole said them in The Silver Chair, one of the stories in The Chronicles of Narnia series, written […]

“Arise O Sleeper”

This morning, with the shrill sound of my phone alarm and the utter darkness of 4:30 AM EST, I woke up longing for my mornings in Africa. Being temporarily on US soil has been a […]

Hard, Hard Ground – Part 2

“Sister, how do I eat or find food on the plane since it will be more than 2 days’ travel?” our Indian brother asked one morning during our Skype call as we planned for his […]

“Whom Shall I Send?” – Part 2

That eerie cyber-ish ringtone of Skype broke the silence in my quiet bedroom at 2 AM Wednesday. “Should I just ignore it?” I drowsily thought.

Being connected with 160+ field ministry leaders in Africa, almost all of […]

“Whom Shall I Send?” – Part 1

A recent report issued by Finishing the Task* published a ranked list of those countries with the most unreached people groups.

Chad is #5 in the world, tied with Sudan.


And Africa alone has 23 countries […]

A Girl Leads Her Blind Friend to Christ

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This morning I read a 14-year old girl’s recent testimony that reminded me of that familiar story in Luke 5 that tells of the men who brought their […]

Hard, Hard Ground – Part 1

“It is hard, hard ground, sister!” he told me. “I have a bounty of $2000 on my head from extremist groups who resist the truth of Jesus. But the Lord has protected me, my wife, […]

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