Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) was recently set up in Uvalde, Texas, to offer counselling and prayer to a devastated town after 21 people died during a school shooting. 

Three weeks after a mass shooting at an Elementary School in the small town of Uvalde, authorities are still working to figure out all the details. 

A few facts remain unchanged. On May 24, 2022, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos fatally shot 19 students and two teachers while wounding 17 other people at Robb Elementary School. Earlier in the day, he shot his grandmother in the forehead at home, severely wounding her. When authorities showed up at the school, when they located Ramos, they shot and killed him. 

The entire community has been rocked by the shooting. To help, CEF sent a team to offer street ministry and spiritual community care according to Mission Network News.

The past few days in the small southern community the weather has been very hot, hovering around 99 degrees Fahrenheit. However, this hasn't stopped the team from ministering.

"I have never been in a community that was so open to the Gospel, the love of Christ, and had such a willingness to talk and pray with complete strangers," says one of the team members with CEF. 

While some children were shot and killed, others were shot and remain in the hospital recovering. Other children fled, including one girl who crawled through a nearby window to safety during the incident. 

According to the team, the one girl who escaped wasn't really talking since the shooting. However, her mother and two friends met with the CEF team. After some time talking with the CEF team member, they all gave their lives to Jesus — and for the first time, the girl’s whole countenance was changed.

The team met with many members of the community that were emotionally traumatized or affected. This included the pastors who've been in the hospitals with some of the victims and their family members. It also included members of the media, family friends of the gunman, a man whose cousin was killed in the shooting, and a teacher from Robb Elementary.