“I'm going to give until there's just no more to give. I'm going to love, love 'til there's just no more love. I could never, never out love the Lord.” These words from “I Could Never Out Love the Lord” by Bill Gaither are part of Bill Jones’ prayer to God for his life. Bill wants to give God his best in his love for Him, in his love for his wife, in his love for his children and grandchildren, and in his love for others. Bill first heard of Child Evangelism Fellowship through his grandson, Kerry, who asked Bill to partner with him as a senior missionary for Christian Youth in Action one summer. After going through CYIA training, Bill saw how God was using the program in the lives of teenagers, children, and especially his own life. As more of his grandchildren became involved, Bill began to become more and more involved in CEF, eventually becoming the local coordinator in 2012. Bill’s favorite part about CEF is being able to watch God work and see His fingerprints throughout the ministry.
Rita first encountered CEF at a local training event for children’s ministry workers in 2005 and later encouraged her eldest son to attend Christian Youth In Action training. After witnessing how God was using CYIA to disciple teenagers and reach children with the gospel, Rita decided to volunteer with CEF of Sandhills and eventually became the local CYIA coordinator in 2014. Her favorite part of working with CEF is serving God alongside her husband, seven children, and the family of God.