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 Prayer Calendar – July 2017




“Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden,

and I will give you rest” Matthew 11:28



Ps. 118: 24

1.7 Saturday > Praise the Lord for the commitment of all our volunteer teachers serving in 5-Day-Clubs and in other summer camps all over Galilee during this month.



Ps. 31: 1

2.7 Sunday > Praise God for the opportunity Fadi has in sharing God’s Word at the Nazareth Baptist Church.

Ps. 134: 2,3

3.7 Monday > Pray for the counselor’s training held by CEF this week in Bethlehem to prepare those volunteers for their summer camp ministry.

Ps. 94: 14

4.7 Tuesday > Pray that “Adopt-A-Child” In Prayer Project would include all the mailbox-club corresponding children so that their spiritual and physical life would be covered in prayer.

1Chron. 16: 31

5.7 Wednesday > Pray for the Mailbox-Club Coordinator and office worker Yosef Simaan. He will be helping as a camp counselor in the different camp weeks this month.

Exodus 19: 5

6.7 Thursday > Pray for Rose Marshi (CEF volunteer worker), for her physical and spiritual strength. She is working part-time in a Christian Radio ministry. 

Ps. 29: 11

7.7 Friday > Pray that Fadi might find time for all the administration work that needs to be done to keep CEF on track with all the government requirements in this country. 

Ps. 119: 89

8.7 Saturday > Pray for the children’s program at a church conference in the North of the country and for the CEF team leading and teaching this program.



Heb. 13: 15

9.7 Sunday > Pray for the counselor’s meeting held today at Eilaboun village. May there be unity between the two working groups (local and foreign) to bring forth much fruit for the Lord.

Ps. 63: 7

10.7 Monday > Pray for the first day of camp at Eilaboun Baptist Church. Pray that the children attending would see the Lord Jesus in the teaching and in the testimony of the counselors.

Ps. 123: 1

11.7 Tuesday > Pray for the second day of camp at Eilaboun village. Many of the children participating accepted the Lord in past years. Pray for their spiritual growth.

James 5: 8

12.7 Wednesday > Pray that God would bless Wayne & Carol King, former directors of CEF Israel. Pray that the Lord would give them the strength, patience and grace needed for their life.

Ps. 125: 4

13.7 Thursday > Pray for the forth day at Eilaboun camp. The day before the last is always a special day in many ways. Children will be saved also on this day. Praise the Lord…

Mark 11: 24

14.7 Friday > Praise the Lord for the last day of the first week of camps this summer and for all those wonderful volunteers and helpers who served the Lord with their gifts and talents.

Ps. 119: 64

15.7 Saturday > Today we pray and we say Happy Birthday Fadi, Hooray!! Pray for the CEF members, that they might be strong in praying for, supporting and helping the work.


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Ps. 18: 46

16.7 Sunday > Praise the Lord for the counselor’s workshop held at the CEF Center today to finalize the camp program and details for the coming week.

Ps. 105: 5


17.7 Monday > Pray for the first day of Good News Camp at the Nazareth CEF Center. Pray especially for the protection of the children running and playing all over the place. 

Ps. 77: 1

18.7 Tuesday > Pray for the second day of Good News Camp as the children of the neighborhood learn about the Lord Jesus as their Savior and Friend!

John 8: 31,32

19.7 Wednesday > Pray that many children at the CEF camp this week would come to know the Lord Jesus as their Savior and Friend. 

Ps. 22: 4

20.7 Thursday > Pray for the camp week in Nazareth. This is the 4th day in camp and both the children and the counselors need strength and encouragement.

1John 3: 11

21.7 Friday > Praise the Lord for the parent’s party held today in Nazareth. May the Lord’s name be glorified as the people see and hear about “Jesus, My Savior and Frind”. 

Ps. 63: 11

22.7 Saturday > Pray that the Lord would continue to use Yousef Simaan (CEF worker), for His glory among the children and in the Mailbox-Club ministry.



Ps. 97: 12

23.7 Sunday > Praise the Lord for the summer counselor’s meeting held today at Kfaryasif village to prepare those young teens for the work among the children in the camp this week.

Ps. 127: 1

24.7 Monday > Pray for the first day of camp at Kfaryasif village that the counselors and leaders would welcome, love and accept the children just as Christ did.

Ps. 37: 28

25.7 Tuesday > Pray for the Global Youth team helping at Kfaryasif camp. May they get to know the children and build good friendships with them.

Ps. 102: 1

26.7 Wednesday > Pray for the third day of camp at Kfaryasif Local Church. May the Lord work in the lives of the children and leaders as their Savior and Friend.

Col. 4: 2

27.7 Thursday > Pray for the growth of the children corresponding with Mailbox-Club, that the Lord would use these lessons to strengthen their faith. Pray that we could put those lessons on the internet so more children can be involved.

Ps. 18: 3

28.7 Friday > Praise the Lord for Randa Farraj (CEF worker), leading the camp this week in her church in the village of Turan. Pray that the Lord would keep her and the counselors in good health and strengthen them for His ministry as they serve Him in their village.

1John 4: 4

29.7 Saturday > Praise the Lord for all the foreign volunteers and young local helpers at the Nazareth CEF Center. Pray for their service, patience and love for the children at the Nazareth Hospital Camp next week.



Ps. 94: 19

30.7 Sunday > We pray for the counselor’s meeting held today to cover the final details of the Nazareth Hospital camp beginning tomorrow.

Ps. 138: 7

31.7 Monday > Praise the Lord for the first day of camp “Joy” at Nazareth Hospital. May the Name of the Lord be glorified among all participants, young and old.




Dear Prayer Partner - Greetings from The Holy Land!


Luke 23: 33-34

Silently He stood as they heaped upon Him all the pain and indignity they could muster.

They spat in His face; slapped and buffeted Him.

They filled the air with their curses; crushed a crown of thorns onto His brow.

They laid open His back like a plowed field; smashed spikes through His hands and feet.

At last He opened His mouth. I wonder if they quieted as they saw He would finally speak.

Into the stillness He prayed, “Father forgive them.”


On Thy pale and suff’ring brow, mystery of love and woe;

On Thy grief and sore amaze, Saviour I would fix my gaze.


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I have attached the monthly prayer guide for CEF of Israel.

Thank you for your weekly prayers for all the children.

May we live daily in the power of His Resurrection.


In Christ, Fadi Ramadan <><



Dear Pastor Dick,

Dear Beverly,


There are no words enough to say thanks, no expressions enough to express appreciation and joy.

Greetings in the Name of Jesus.  Happy New Year from The Holy Land.

I had received a note from you before concerning this transfer but I was so busy with the blessed Christmas programs (see ministry report attached) that I didn't reply back immediately.  But since that time I depended so much on this donation that you were about to send.  I worked and served all over the place knowing the Lord will send His support through you.  Now when you emailed me again, I went to the bank and checked the transfer.  Good news, the money has arrived at our bank but they hadn't yet put it in our account.  So I thought I'll write and confirm that the transfer was successful and I wish to thank you and all those invloved in praying for and supporting the work and ministry of CEF in Israel.  May the Lord continue to bless and use you to bless others in many ways.  May His reward upon you be not only a physical one but a spiritual one as well.  Looking forward for another blessed fruitful year because we have such beautiful encouraging brothers and sisters like you all behind us in prayer and support.

In Christ, Fadi Ramadan <><



Dear Bro. Fadi,

May God bless you with a happy, joyous and Christ-centered New Year. Yesterday, January 3, the TIME Ministry gladly transferred $ 6,000 US from the Wells Fargo Bank in Huntsville, Alabama, to your bank.

We pray that this Christmas-New Year gift will encourage and bless your Gospel Ministry at the beginning of 2017. Please send an email acknowledging the receipt of the transfer of funds.

Be assured of our love and prayers for you throughout the year. Continue to be a lighthouse for our Lord Jesus Christ.

Dick Thomassian

TIME Executive Director








7 Things C.S. Lewis Taught Us About Faith:

1) There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.

2) You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream.

3) Though our feelings come and go, God’s love for us does not.

4) When we lose one blessing, another is often unexpectedly given in its place.

5) You may forget that you are at every moment totally dependent on God.

6) Faith is the art of holding on to things in spite of your changing moods and circumstances.

7) God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons that we could learn no other way.


It was in the Middle East CEF Conference that our regional director Mr. Jeremiah Cho challenged each one of us to reach 1% of the children in our own country through the Christmas Party Club program!  The goal in Israel was reached among the Arab children!!  Praise the Lord!!!  During the 2 weeks of Christmas 2016, 30 CPC’s were held reaching over 1800 children (Christian and non-Christian) with the Gospel message…


The students receiving CEF’s training in two cities in Galilee were so excited to go and reach out to the unreached children.  It was like a new vision to most of them.  They did that by handing out a copy of the Wonder Book to one child outside their family and church circles.  Then the next step was sharing the Wordless Book with another child.  Two of the trainees were so excited that they opened their home for a CPC program, reaching out to their neighbourhood children. 


One child came up to me after one of those CPC programs, his name is Fadi (what a coincidence) asking me “wasn’t I saved 3 years ago, isn’t that when I asked Jesus to my heart, right?”  I told him yes, that’s correct.  He continued, “I prayed now with you in my heart, telling the Lord that I accept the plan He has for my life, whatever that might be!”  Wow!  Oh Lord, help us have similar faith in You just as this little Fadi has.  Amen!


The story that was chosen for the CPC program this Christmas for the Middle East CEF Region is “The Hope Of Three Trees”.  This was the most touching story ever told by our teachers for many years.  Both young and old, teachers and students, Christians and non- Christians, pastors and Sunday-School teachers were all moved to tears at the end of this wonderful story.  At first we faced opposition because we decided to use a “fiction” story which had a clear presentation of the Gospel message instead of the original Christmas story as told in the Bible.  But soon and very soon, those same complaints turned into compliments of approval for choosing such a remarkable meaningful story.  To God Be The Glory!


Lilian, a Sunday-School teacher attending the training course CEF holds in one of the Arab villages in Galilee, shared with excitement as she brought her children to the CPC program, that she remembers me when she was a little girl, attending the 5-Day-Club we did many years ago.  She remembers how she was waiting every day for the next day to come, as she was so happy and so interested in what she was learning.  She said, “Oh how I desire now this same thing for my children, that they would be excited about attending the Good News Clubs as I was.”


 Looking forward in our 50th year of CEF in Israel, we see many plans, programs, dreams and goals already set, expecting to reach more children, train more teachers, open more doors, translate more material, receive more support, create more contacts, have more friends…  But most important of all, we seek to love the Lord more, worship Him more, know Him more and serve Him till He returns.  Amen!


Em Danny, Carol King (and her husband Wayne) directed the CEF ministry in Israel for 40 years. Carol is Lois Thomassian’s first cousin.



 Cain and Abel were sons of Adam and Eve. We know they knew of God’s existence because they came to make “an offering unto the Lord.” Imagine two altars. Cain brings his fruits and vegetables, a beautiful arrangement of colors and leaves. The works of one’s hands and of one’s imagination . . . a beautiful offering. Abel brings a little lamb and kills it to place on the altar. A sight to turn away from . . . the opposite of beautiful. God rejected Cain’s offering and accepted Abel’s.


The lesson we learn is Cain came with his own works. Today there are those who think of a variety of beautiful offerings one could make. Unacceptable!


‘By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain” (Hebrews 11:4). The more excellent sacrifice is the way of God, the blood way. The sin of Adam and Eve requires the shedding of blood for forgiveness. Abel’s sacrifice makes it clear that a holy-loving God is promising that one day someone would come who would shed blood for the sins of the world. That someone is God Himself . . . JESUS!


Cain and Abel represent two opposite systems of belief. The altar of Cain bows down to a false god. The altar of Abel bows down to the altar of the Messiah who died for our sin. There is only one way of salvation. The blood of Jesus makes atonement for the soul.


Jews and Arabs are invited to come to Jesus for their eternal salvation. The TIME Ministry is committed to proclaiming the Gospel of Christ throughout ISRAEL . . . to the Jew and to the Arab. Please consider helping TIME prayerfully and financially. We have a promise from God: “The harvest is plentiful”. Help is needed to hasten the harvest. Your offering will be a blessing. Thank you, and may God bless you.


The Day of Atonement


What does the Day of Atonement mean to the Jew today in ISRAEL and throughout the world? In the book of Leviticus, chapter 16, it is written:


    “And Aaron shall offer his bullock of the sin offering, which is for himself,

     and make an atonement for himself, and for his house . .  . And he shall

     put the incense upon the fire before the Lord, that the cloud of the incense

     may cover the mercy seat that is upon the testimony, that he die not . . .

     and he shall take of the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it with his finger

     upon the mercy seat . . .”


The significance of the “Day of Atonement” (YOM HA-KIPPURIM) is a sign of sorrow for sins. The altar of incense, claimed by Jewish tradition, points to the burnt offering and the mercy of God. The “Day of Atonement” to the Jew is the “Good Friday” of the Old Testament. What this day means to the Jew today is that its observance once each year represents the remission of all sins.


The significance of the “Day of Atonement” from a Christian standpoint is that it contains only the shadow of Christ’s sacrificial death for the sins of the world. The Jewish “Day of Atonement” was fulfilled on the day that the sacrificial Lamb of God, Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, climbed the hill of Calvary and laid down His life in atonement for our sins. By this act of a holy-loving merciful God, the O.T. “Day of Atonement” was fulfilled and surpassed by JESUS .

. . Blessed be His Name! The “Atonement of Christ” is the term most frequently used in Christian theology. TODA YESHUA . . . THANK YOU JESUS!