Hey everyone,


Does God always have a plan?

Cora at Suburban Park/Granby ask Jesus into her heart on 1-28-21. This is the same person that Barb Patton had a chance meeting with in December.

God always has a plan.

 Prayer updates:

For the son-in-law of one of the volunteers who was waiting on a visa to China. He received his visa but not his family. They are all here in the states seeking clear direction from God.

The autistic child with COVID; his fever has broken and is feeling better. However his parents both tested positive for COVID, and the one year old has a runny nose.

 Prayer Initiative:

In Tracy’s 2-1-21 newsletter she was calling for everyone to connect with a prayer team or a prayer partner to pray on a regular basis for Tidewater CEF. I have attached J. Ervin Overholtzer’s “Everything by Prayer” guideline. It is a very good guide for those who have been prayer warriors and for those just starting. All ministry has to start with prayer.

 Ongoing Personal Prayer Requests:

Ammie Kinsey-Team Leader    Prayer for healing while battling cancer. 

Pray for good health for Ethan & Ariel Anderson’s new baby to be born soon in Japan.

Pray for God’s protection and provision of a work visa for the son-in-law of one of the GNC volunteers. He is in China desiring permission to live and continue his work there for God’s glory.

Hankins family-Continued prayer for Melissa and Rebecca’s ongoing recocery.

Jay Baines (Pastor at Great Bridge Free Will Baptist) is out of ICU and recovering with COVID-19. He is our contact for his church who co-sponsors one of our ASGNC.

Pray for Alyssa (Robin Berns daughter ), a doctor in New York helping COVID-19 patients.

Please pray for a young child with autism who contracted COVID 19 from his special needs class.  Pray for his health, the health of his family, which includes an older sister and a one year old, and for his classmates, as they are already a vulnerable population.


Tidewater CEF Committee:

A part time helper for Tracy Williams.

Prayer for Tracy as she prepares for CYIA this summer.

Someone to take over the treasurer position.

New committee members.

District Team Leaders Prayer Requests:

Susan Chapman:

  1. God’s protection and His wisdom in reaching out to the clubbers and their families during this time.
  2. God’s anointing on those teaching the children the gospel message and that the children will realize God’s power through the lessons taught in each new unit.
  3. The Lord will give us wisdom in learning how to use Zoom efficiently in teaching the clubs.
  4. Parents will be open to allow their children to be a part of the Virtual Good News Clubs so that more children will attend the clubs and hear the gospel message.
  5. More volunteers to help with the Luxford GNC.
  6. God’s awakening for all.

Stephanie Foley:

  1. Power of the Holy Spirit (Zech. 4:6).
  2. Three more volunteers from Discover church for Hickory.
  3. Principal of Cooke Elementary to say yes to ASGNC.
  4. Favor with parents/kids to invite more kids to clubs.
  5. More unchurched kids to go to sponsoring churches.
  6. Trinity church oceanfront to sponsor Cooke Elementary.
  7. Pray for an unchurched family at Pembroke Elementary ASGNC Virtual who is considering joining Pembroke’s sponsor church. We are praying the whole family will be saved and plug into the church to grow in Christ.
  8. Praise that Everett and Matthew raised their hands to believe in Jesus at Virtual ASGNC. We pray that God will give our team discernment and wisdom as they counsel these boys.
  9. Pray for the Foley family as they deal will a water leak and mold.

Lynn Parker:

  1. Pray that parents will encourage kids to participate in clubs.
  2. Pray for new volunteers interested in getting involved in an ASGNC.
  3. Pray for good health for everyone.
  4. Pray that volunteers will remain committed.
  5. Pray for expansion (new clubs) through targeted churches and schools.

Barb Patton:

  1. Pray that our two literature distribution students will be able to join us on line.
  2. Pray that I stay connected with the leaders that are not part of the virtual clubs right now..
  3. Pray for a team leader for Granby Elementary once we return to on site.
  4. Praise for a ”chance” God meeting with a former Granby clubber over Christmas break!

Team Leaders, Prayer Coordinators, Volunteers and Children Prayer Requests:

  1. Greenbriar ASGNC prayer requests:

Ellen-continue healing for friends who have coronavirus.

For more children to attend club meetings; for children doing virtual schooling.

Caleb- pray for doctors and nurses that they don’t get sick so they can take care of people with the virus.

Terry- pray for peace, comfort and healing for several friends battling several health issues.

Julian-that the coronavirus will be over.

For continued healing for the mother of one of the children who has been in the hospital and is now at home.

That a child who is returning to school after a long absence, due to illness, will be able to establish relationships with his classmates.

  1. Lakeview Elementary:

Akira- pray for her Father’s eyes.

Jaydon- pray for mother.

Sybil- Pray Mom feels better.

Keyasia- Pray for Mom who is sad because her friend died.


Mary-Pray for Shirley Colden’s family and friends as they grieve her passing.

Gwen-Pray for friend Shorn who is in the hospital with COVID.

Lynn- Pray for wisdom for researchers pf the COVID virus.

Bettie-Pray for niece Kelly who works in a hospital to be protected from getting COVID.

Velma-Pray for children in the Dominican Republic who are unsaved, homeless and orphans.

  1. Norfolk Highlands:

Lydia-Pray for the coronavirus  to go away.

Continued prayer for Joy, Joe and Chris in doing the memory, lessons and leading the singing. Also, for Calvin as he does our Zoom meeting.


Praying for our kids to open their hearts to accept Jesus as Savior.

Praying for the children to return to clubs in the new year.

Pray that everyone will wear a mask and stay socially distanced to stop the spread of the virus.

Pray for Joy Williams who had eye surgery on Thursday, January 28, 2021.

  1. Kilby Shores:

Rebekah Wise. Prayer for her cousin in college who is recovering from COVID.

Jeremiah Morrison. His father’s brother passed away. He wants prayer of God’s comfort.

  1. Point O’View, Hermitage, and Shelton Park:

More children to be motivated and attend VGNC’s from Shelton Park and Hermitage.

That the children will be faithful in attendance.

  1. Pembroke, Norview and Thoroughgood:

Pray for healthy 1st  grandchild for Deanna & Don Ratz.

  1. Providence:

Pray for children to call on the name of the Lord and be saved.

Pray for those that are believers to hunger and thirst to know Him more.

Pray for the children to join the virtual club on time.

Pray for no technical difficulties.

  1. Suburban Park & Granby:

Emma Rose – Dog is going to the vet. Her uncle Roger passed away last week.

Cora – Mom has COVID – Cora Prayed to receive Jesus- Pray for her spiritual growth.

Isaac -Great Grandmother has COVID and his Aunt has cancer and COVID.

Alyvia- Prayed to receive Christ. Pray for her spiritual growth.

  1. Corporate landing/Rosemont Forest:

Courtney-Her dad is in the military and in Texas until March.

Prayer for all of the families in Good News Clubs.

  1. Woodstock:

Essynce-She could see her cousin, her Grandma feel better, her Mom to have energy and time for Essynce.

That her friend would get along with her.

Layla- her sick Grandmother to get better, cousin to be safe, everyday be great for her family.

Christopher- Healing for Grandmother’s wrist.

Pray for the Holy Spirit to draw Christopher to Jesus.

  1. Luxford:

Jayvion-Pray for his mom who has COVID; pray for his grandma’s friend, Elizabeth who has COVID.

Dohnivan-Pray for his foot. He woke up this morning and was hurting.

Ábygail-Pray that her parents get the part for their washing machine quickly because it flooded when their washer broke.

Pray that more parents will allow their children to join the Good News Club on Zoom.

The VGNC’s that launched:

Granby & Suburban Combined        Woodstock

Luxford                                                 Corporate Landing & Rosemont Forest Combined

Lakeview                                             Providence

Douglas                                               Norview, Pembroke & Thoroughgood Combined

Kilby Shores                                        Hermitage, Point O’View & Shelton Park Combined

Norfolk Highlands                             Greenbrier Intermediate

 Prayers and Praises for this week:

General Prayers:

Pray for the potential of schools opening March 15th.

Pray for a good impact to our country with this new administration..


Norfolk Highlands:

Five children attended this week.

Had a party/get together for 6 children and 6 parents at Eastminister Presbyterian Church on 1-18-2021 (socially distanced and masked). Lesson on how to pray. 4 leaders present also.

One new child joined club.

Pembroke, Thoroughgood, Norview and General Participants:

8 children attended this week.

6 adults present.

Suburban Park/Granby:

Cora Prayed to receive Jesus on 1-28-21

Praise for a great start of our Virtual GNC.

Praise for a mom from the N/P/TH VGNC asking questions about the bible and churches to attend.


Lynn-brother and nephew recovering well from COVID.

Mary-good report from test.


That our club resumed this week with 6 children and 4 volunteers in attendance.

That the mother of one of the children who has been battling health issues is much better and has been able to return to work.

Brianna – thankful that she got to go back to school.

Laura- thankful for a return to good health for her cousins and grandparents who were sick.

 Praise for GNC teachers who are plowing new fields using Zoom


How awesome is God’s Word?

 “Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word” (Psalm 119:161) Possibility written by David

 “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep His commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” (Ecclesiastes 12:13) Soloman

 Without God’s word there is no salvation or eternity spent in the presence of the Father. Let’s us stand in awe of God’s word, be obedient to his commands and look forward to the day we stand before Jesus redeemed by His Grace.

Yours in Christ,





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