Child Evangelism Fellowship

Of Cherry Chapter

About CEF Cherry


CONTACT: monte & Dawn Gurnsey

Mobile: (402) 822-0038

CEF Cherry Chapter is part of the largest ministry to children in the world. We are non-denominational and Bible-centered. Our mission is to reach children with the Good News of Jesus Christ, disciple them in the Word of God and help establish them in local churches.

Our Vision: To provide each elementary age child in the Cherry Chapter an opportunity to hear of and respond to saving Gospel message of Jesus Christ.

Our Goal: To reach 5,000 children in the next 5 years.

Email Monte & Dawn

Monte and Dawn Gurnsey serve in the Cherry Chapter in North Central Nebraska. Monte was led to the Lord at the age of three. He was led to Christ by the lady who became the first director for the Cherry Chapter. Her favorite counseling tool was using the Wordless Book. He always had a love for children and often took a turn babysitting in the nursery for his local church. He attended a Good News Club his sixth grade year in Bassett. He really didn’t have much contact with CEF for several years even though he knew a lot of the people involved in the local ministry. Dawn was led to the Lord through a camp ministry her grandparents were involved in. There wasn’t much spiritual growth until college when she made contact with the Navigators and Campus Crusade for Christ ministries. In 1985, Monte and Dawn felt called into CEF and attended Children’s Ministries Institute® (CMI®) that fall and have served as local directors for the Cherry Chapter since that time. They have eight children, all of whom have attended Christian Youth in Action® (CYIATM) training.

+ Elementary Children in Nebraska

Children reached in 2017

Professions of Faith

Serving the Local Church

Our goal is to serve alongside pastors to accomplish the vision and mission of their local church. Pastor/teachers and evangelists were given to the local church “for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ…” (Ephesians 4:11-12)


“CEF reaches out to the little ones to share with them the love of Jesus Christ.”

Brad, Via Facebook

“I have worked with the team at CEF for the past few years. Great group of people.”

Nathan, Via Facebook

“We so appreciate CEF!.”

Pastor Scott C.

“My wife and I “found” CEF and began to teach/host Good News Clubs and 5-Day Clubs as soon as we found these wonderful tools, and we delighted in the chance to support the CEF ministry.”

Richard L.

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We’ve been assigned a great work and we could do so much more if we had one more person – just one more – helping us reach Every Child, Every Nation, Every Day. That person is you!

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The most spiritually productive harvest field anywhere is among the children. Statistics show that the great majority of people who accept Christ do so between the ages of four and fourteen – when they are children.