Male interns needed
Without male interns, the ministry cannot run!
Please spread the word.
(Joseph, a CEM student for about 16 months, finished his studentship in June of 2016.)
As a missionary kid who grew up in China, Joseph always had dreams of returning some day. Likewise, when Joseph finished his time as a student at CEM last June, thoughts of returning for an internship were already brewing. Little did he know that he would have the opportunity to return to both of these places so soon.
After completing a stint with the Mission Builders program of Youth With A Mission in Chico last December, Joseph was certain he wanted to attend YWAM’s Discipleship Training School beginning in March. It was a clear ticket back to China. During his YWAM stint, Joseph was invited to return to CEM for two months to help with grounds maintenance. The offer to come back was like an offer to return home.
For more information on how to support Joseph in his upcoming endeavor, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
5 month intern
Hometown: Sandwich, IL
Apprenticeship in pottery, then teaching pottery
What has been a highlight of internship?
Going out with interns and having time around the table family style. Being able to sit around the table and laugh and pass food around - there’s something really special about that.
by: mike petrillo
CEM's EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 1994 - 2015
One of the Board members for Christian Encounter Ministries brought a full set of armor to church recently. All the elements that are mentioned in Ephesians 6 were evident. It made a good impression standing at the front of the fellowship room, and the talk about preparing for spiritual battle was extra effective because of the display.
Of course, the armor never moved, the sword didn’t cut, the shield didn’t rise. There were no shouts of victory, nor enemies scattered—at least that I could see. This armor was a learning tool, but it did not spring into action. I thought the parallels were striking. The scripture describes these tools, weapons, defenses and their purposes quite clearly, but if we never put them into action, the armor is even less useful than the little steel man in front of the church. At least he provided a good image for training.
“H” is for Honor Roll.
“A job well done” to Zack, Annemarie, and Anthony for making 2nd quarter Honor Roll.
A big congratulations also to Annemarie for completing high school!
When Jessa signed up for a three-month internship with CEM in 2000, she didn’t really know what she was getting into. She did know God had given her a desire to work with people and have input into their lives, and that God was calling her to do this internship. That three months became two years, followed by three years as Girls’ House leader and culminating in 11 years as our Food Service Manager. Jessa also led wilderness trips and helped with student medical needs. She has done much cooking and cleaning, and even more teaching, training, and sharing God’s love and truth with students and interns.
By: Chuck Boatman
A year ago this month, Barbara and I began our ministry here. I’d like to share with you a few impressions of Christian Encounter Ministries gained during my first year here.
First, I’ve seen the dedication of the people who help to make this ministry happen. Some of our staff members have spent most of their lives in ministry here. Others who have joined the team more recently share equally in this loyalty to their calling.
By: Chuck Boatman
Do you have your “Holiday Tree” up and decorated yet? It’s a little early for that, but now that we’re past “Turkey Day,” the children or grandchildren will soon be out of school for “Winter Vacation.” In our rapidly changing American culture, holidays with a Christian background have many of their spiritual overtones for a large part of Western society.