“And when He saw them, He had compassion on them ….”

There are over 150 million children in Europe and Central Asia. Children who need to hear of the Saviour and what He has done for them. Who will tell them? Who will go?

Over 600 CEF workers have dedicated their lives to taking the Gospel message to children through direct ministries such as camps, 5 Day Clubs and Good News Clubs or by training others to take the Gospel. During 2020, many new internet ministry initiatives started enabling children who don’t attend face to face meetings to hear the Gospel.

CEF believes in ministry partnership. Each CEF worker is encouraged to have a team of believers who are praying for and financially supporting them so that the ministry can continue. This team ministry is a great blessing. 

However due to the economical or religious situation in some countries across Europe and Central Asia, not all of the CEF team have the full amount needed for their ministry and so we are presenting this project to those who perhaps do not know the workers individually but who have a heart for seeing children reached with the Gospel across Europe.

The SHORTFALL project aims to provide this needed shortfall for the ministry needs of 300 CEF workers across Europe. The annual project cost is €1,300,000 

Hudson Taylor said, “Depend on it. God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supply. He is too wise a God to frustrate His purposes for lack of funds, and He can just as easily supply them ahead of time as afterwards, and He much prefers doing so.”


  • Pray with us that the ministry of child evangelism across Europe will not be hindered in 2021. 
  • Pray that God will provide what is needed ahead of time. 
  • Pray as you read the words below that God will show you what He wants you to do for His Kingdom in 2021. 


Let me look at the crowd as my Saviour did,

Till my eyes with tears grow dim;

Let me look till I pity the wandering sheep

And love them for love of Him.


For more information about giving to the SHORTFALL project, please contact us on EMAIL

“Thank you for giving to me – even though you do not know me. I know that children in my area would not hear the Gospel otherwise.”

* This is an approved CEF European project

** It is possible to give directly to the CEF National Office in your country for any of the projects on this site. Click here to contact us directly for more information about giving options.

Especially for a new worker
it is very difficult to have
100% support.
We do not have any worker who is
fully supported and without this help
we are not able to continue to
build the team in Poland of
people who will
pray and support.
It is still slow progress.

Łukasz Gruszczyński, Poland

This project enables us to work immediately and provides
us a chance to involve others in the support team.
The process is weak, but we believe that, in time,
it will gain an increasing support
from the local environment.

Darko Adamek, Serbia