europe: January 31, 2017

A group from Frankfurt joined the German CE Union

At the autumn general meeting of the GYFCE among six others a peculiar CE society was accepted into the German CE as well. A church in Frankfurt – one of the multi-ethnic centers in Germany – whose members are Bulgaro-Turks, approached WCEU trustee Daniel Hoffmann in his capacity as Exec. Director of one of the CE State Unions, whether their youth group could become a member of the German CE Union. Daniel visited the group and explained the basic ideas of CE, pledge, principles etc. They happily agreed with all the regulations and all wanted to take the CE-pledge then and there and become a CE member. This is amazing, because the young Germans are quite reluctant to bind themselves with the pledge. It needs a lot of explanation and encouragement until they sign the pledge and take up the responsibilities connected with it.

January 31, 2017, 10:26 h by Reported by Andreas A. Rudolph.

america: January 31, 2017

In the Spirit of Aloha (Love)

This year was our election (2016) to add a new team of board members as we continue to serve our churches to empower our youth in leadership and servanthood. We would like to introduce our new team of the Board of Trustees.

Vice President: Mahina Peleolani Blankenfild is 21 year of age currently in her 4th year of college studying marine science.
Executive Secretary: Kalehua Kamakawiwaole is a professor and a high school teacher and is our CE curriculum programmer.
Treasure: Angie Warren has a degree in accounting and is Mama Kahu of Kalapana Mauna Kea first Hawaiian Church also working with youth in other organizations
President: Rev Michael Maluhia Warren Pastor of Kalapana Mauna Kea first Hawaii Church, is the Chairperson for CEWU Nomination Committee, is the Chairperson for the Church and Ministry for the Association of Hawaiian Evangelical Churches and is the Treasure for Hawaii Island Association. He is currently attaining Vancouver School of Theology working on his Masters of Divinity.

Our Island Representatives:

Maui and Molokai: Maile Shaw member of Pa'ia Hawaian Protestant Church
Kauai: Rev Rennie Mau Koolui'ia Protestant, background in Media and recording and President of Game Kids.
Oahu: Kahiwa Kamakawiwaole entrepreneur owner of Wearable Treats, assistant teacher CE Hawaii.

There are other member of this team that helps us to reach out and support our youth. We had our first event of the year preaching in a Indigenous context teaching our youth to prepare a sermon in a cultural context. We will also have our yearly training camp. Using Dave Coryell’s curriculum we have created a 4 year learning program and at the end of each 4 year of completion each student will graduate with a CE leadership trading certificate. We are excited to partner with other CEWU groups who want to send their youth and join us this year.

January 31, 2017, 10:21 h by Michael Warren, WCEU Board of Trustees.

america: January 31, 2017

Photo-trip organized at CE México

Photo-Trip, or Foto Paseo in spanish is an activity created by 4 endeavorers, with different abilities and skills. Nitza studies music and currently leads young choir “IOSHUA”. Abdiel is a graphic designer, painter and photographer, graduate of INBA (National Institute of Fine Arts). They have been working with the Mexican Christian Endeavor for the last years, leading trips, camps and workshops for the young people. Isai studied mathemathics at the National Autonomous University of México, and is currently teaching math in different grades. He has been working with the National Christian Endeavor since 2009. He is also a trip enthusiast and loves to work with young people. Last but not least, Mauro is also involved. He is a Bachelor of Communications, professional photographer, biker and wanderer, who started serving God through Christian Endeavor in 2014, taking photos and covering events all over the country.
He was taken by the hand by the Almighty and started this project almost one year ago. Photo-Trip involves going across the country, visiting places, meeting Christian people, taking pictures and having different small conferences and reflective topics according to young people ’s needs. After having from 2016 to present 4 different photo-trips, in México city, México, Chilpancingo city, Guerrero, Tulum, Mayan Riviera in Quintana Roo, and this year Nevado de Toluca Mexico State the organizers draw the conclusion: it doesn’t matter if you don’t have a professional or compact camera, you can join using your phone. It is actually the best way to reach people who don’t know anything about Christ, because it makes them them feel warm and like home. A lot of times people express their feelings by taking pictures. You can notice the difference between sad and happy ones from the first photos until the last shots! Praise to The Lord

January 31, 2017, 10:16 h by Ibzán Campiran, WCEU Board of Trustees.

wceu: January 31, 2017

CE Goes Zoom!

During the September Board meeting held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania it was agreed the Executive Committee (WCEU) would go Zoom! Zoom is software that allows people to talk via video chat, share on screen documents, and tape discussions for people to review or watch later. The CE tested Zoom in December and it worked well. Periodic Zoom meetings will be held to accomplish ministry tasks through the year. This technology is also allowing one costly meeting to eliminated helping CE – World to carry out its mission with less cost. Praise the Lord as we “Zoom” into 2017!

January 31, 2017, 10:14 h by Dave Coryell, WCEU General Secretary.

wceu: January 31, 2017

We have a new colleague: Grace Scheuerman

Grace is the administrative assistant to World’s Christian Endeavor Union General Secretary, Dave Coryell. She assists with scheduling, meeting and event preparation and many other administrative tasks. She is overjoyed to marry her fiancé, Matt, in July of 2017. Grace grew up in Chiang Mai, Thailand as a missionary kid for 12 years and has lived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania since 2010. She studied Spiritual Formation & Discipleship and Student Ministry at Lancaster Bible College and graduated in 2016. Grace is passionate about seeing youth in the church be mentored and trained in how to live out their faith through making disciples of Jesus Christ. She is enjoying her sixth year as a leader for her church’s youth ministry. Grace’s interests include traveling, board games, dancing, and sports (especially volleyball).

January 31, 2017, 08:51 h by Anna Visky, Communication Director.