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Name: Neil Harkness

Organisation: Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF)

Location: Gothenburg, Sweden

Favourite Hymn: I Stand Amazed In The Presence

Favourite Verse: Psalm 32:8

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Profile: Having been born and raised in a Christian family, I began to rebel against this when I entered my mid teens and desired to sample the attractions that this world had to offer. This lasted until my late teens when I gradually came back into Christian circles again yet looking back I realise that even though I attended church services and had Christian friends I myself I did not have a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.


September 1999 was a major turning point in my life as it was then that I really sought forgiveness of my sins after God spoke very powerfully to me though the words in Ephesians 1v7; In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;. Shortly after this as I was reading about the life of Abraham I sensed that; like Abraham God was asking me to one day leave my country and my people to go to another land.


After a number of years and some practical experienced gained in various outreaches I went to Edinburgh and studied Biblical Theology at the Faith Mission Bible College. My next move was to Switzerland where I took the 3 month Children’s Ministry Leadership Course (CMLC) with CEF and it was during this course that God showed me I was to serve Him within Child Evangelism Fellowship.


CEF has a vision that by 2017 it will have a work established in every country of the world. One of the countries on which it is focusing is Sweden. In quite a remarkable way God laid Sweden upon my heart and brought me into contact with some Christians in Gothenburg, the country’s second largest city, which is situated on the west coast. It is here that I have been living since moving to Sweden in June 2010. My main focus at the moment is seeking to learn the language and making ‘key’ contacts with Swedish Christians who have a desire for evangelism, especially to children. It has been encouraging to see how God has brought individuals across my path and I wait with expectancy to see how the future plans for CEF in Sweden will unfold. Please pray for the spread of the Gospel not only amongst Swedish children, but also amongst children throughout all of Scandinavia.


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