There are over 1,100 elementary schools, and 1.1 million children in Cook and DuPage Counties, and most of them haven’t heard the Gospel. Chicago CEF’s goal is to help those children be introduced to Christ, taught to follow Him, and get into a great local church. However, that is an unrealistic goal for the size of missionary-staff that we currently have. Let’s face it, raising support to be a CEF missionary is scary. So, we are trying to get more missionaries in the harvest field of children by giving them free and reduced rate housing while they raise their support. This is not an easy task! Chicago is an expensive place to find housing (hence the great need!), but God has given us a great vision. Many of you have walked with us through this process from the beginning, and we want to give you an important update! We could be closing on the HUB (Housing, Urban ministry Building) as early as late this week or early next. Would you join with us in prayer that everything goes through? We have thought this exact same thought for three weeks now, and little things keep popping up that prevent us from closing (mostly financing). Towards that end, would you be considering now the part that God may have you play on a one-time or ongoing basis to fund this major ministry investment? We will keep you updated, and want to thank you for walking this long road with us as we follow God. May God bless you and yours!