Here are a couple of faith-related stories in the news this week. The ministry Child Evangelism Fellowship is helping kids in Boston and West TX find HOPE in Jesus
When tragedies occur, children ask the same questions as adults do:
“Why did God allow this to happen?”
“Does God know and care about me?”
So Child Evangelism Fellowship is planning to distribute thousands of crisis booklets in Boston, and in West, Texas,
The booklet was written after the 2001 terrorist bombings. A team from the organization went to New York City to meet with firefighters and pastors and to learn from their experiences in order to design a booklet to help kids.
The booklet conveys the hope of the Gospel and the wonder of a God who loves them, watches over them, and will never forsake them.
If you’d like to learn more about the booklet, just go to cefonline.com.
In other faith news, one of Billy Graham’s faithful friends and crusade companions has passed away. Gospel singer George Beverly Shea died last week at the age of 104. He was buried in a private ceremony on the grounds of the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, N.C.
The 94-year-old Graham the funeral for his longtime crusade singer, but did not speak. The third member of their crusade team, musical director Cliff Barrows delivered the eulogy.
The 90-year-old Barrows said he and Graham spoke last week of how the two of them won't sound the same without Shea's powerful voice, but they are confident that they'll be joining him soon in heaven.
What a powerful spiritual legacy those three men will leave behind!
I’m Bill Maier for WBCL.