Hey Prayer Warriors,


For those of us who are blessed to be Fathers and Grandfathers, we have our Heavenly Father as a perfect example of how we are to be a Godly Father.

“For you know how, like a father with his children, we exhorted each one of you and encouraged you and charged you to walk in a manner worthy of God, who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.”(1 Thessalonians 3:11)

 CYIA Training School – Today through the 25th; Prayers for safe travel, a great learning experience and mental preparation for the 5-Day Clubs.

 From the CEF Family:

Reese Huffman plans to share the worldwide CEF family his heart on lessons learned and God’s vision for children’s ministry, before he retires on June 30th. The next live stream is Wednesday, June 22 at 10:00 AM Central Time. View it at cefonline.com/live.


From our Director, Tracy:

CYIA Training School- June 19-25 (Eagle Eyrie)

5-Day Clubs (4 Weeks in July)

Our summer missionaries are: Peter, Caleb, Grace, Emily, Noa, James M., Timothy, Anna, Christopher, Abe, Mackenzie and James L..

Pray for more teens to get involved in CYIA and for the children who will be hearing the Gospel at eight scheduled clubs. Prayer is needed for more clubs, drivers and adult chaperones.


As we go through the summer months I encourage everyone to send in their prayer needs.


For all of the teachers and volunteers we need in the fall.

For the GNC’s to be face to face in the fall.

For this new Covid variant to slow down over the summer months.

For the potential for new clubs (B.M. Williams, Occohnnock, Kiptopeke and Moyock) for the 2022-2023 year.

Global Prayers:

For our missionaries world-wide.

For our CEF family in the Ukraine.

For the people of Ukraine.

For our military men and woman in the countries surrounding the country of Ukraine.

For the impact of this war on the world wide food supply.


So far, we have received positive responses from the cities in our chapter for face to face GNC’s in their schools this fall.

For the salvation gift freely given and paid in full.

For the worldwide impact of the CEF ministry.

For God’s word and the promises given.

For the country God has placed us in.

 Continued Prayer:

Prayers for a revival and help with the issues in our nation.

Pray daily for opportunities to witness.

Continued prayers for those still left in Afghanistan.

Prayers for those dealing with our Southern Border.

For our CEF supporters to be faithful in the 2022-2023 school year.  

Ongoing Personal Prayer Requests:

Ammie Kinsey-Team Leader   Doing well, continued prayer for healing while battling cancer. 

Pray for the son-in-law of one of the volunteers who was waiting (Still waiting as of 2-27-22) on a visa to China. He and his wife received their visas but not their children. They are all here in the states seeking clear direction from God.

Prayer for Stephen Tyndall’s recovery from surgery and complete healing. (5-8-22) Stephen’s latest treatments have not been successful, continued prayers for he and his family as they deal with this.

Pray for Truman and Marilyn Close as Truman (On our Tidewater CEF committee) has Parkinson’s. Truman is now scheduled for knee surgery in August.

Homer Isom is requesting prayers for his wife Jean who is seriously ill (Long time supporters of Tidewater CEF)

Pray for my brother’s wife, Debbie Gerlach, has cancer . (5-25-22). Her tumor is shrinking. She has three more treatments, six months waiting and then testing.

District Team Leaders Prayer Requests:

Susan Chapman:

  1. Pray for wisdom as I go out to find schools near me that do not have a GNC and churches nearby the schools that could possibly sponsor a club.
  2. Pray for schools to allow clubs to return so that we can have face to face clubs.
  3. Pray for more volunteers, rebuilding of all teams, favor with the schools, and wisdom on how to move forward next school year.
  4. Pray God gives us wisdom on how to reach more children to attend clubs.
  5. Praying with Ginny Bellamy who would like to start a GNC at Kempsville Meadows ES; praying the principal’s heart will be receptive to having a club there.

Stephanie Foley:

  1. Power of the Holy Spirit to open hearts to Jesus (Zech. 4:6).
  2. Bayside Baptist to sponsor Hermitage Elementary.
  3. More unchurched kids to go to sponsoring churches.
  4. London Bridge Baptist to sponsor ASGNC.
  5. Discover Church to help Hickory Community Church sponsor Moyock Elementary.
  6. Favor for Christian School Chapels for CYIA recruitment.

Lynn Parker:

  1. That the volunteers will remain healthy.
  2. That they will take some on-line CEF CMI Training.

Barb Patton:

  1. Pray for the churches and schools that are targeted for expansion (new clubs): Sherwood Forest, Crossroads Elementary School, Willard Model School , Little Creek and Ocean Air Elementary Schools .

Prayers and Praises from the Prayer Coordinators

PC-Terry Freeman

Ellen – Continue to pray for my friend, Colleen, who is receiving chemotherapy-4 rounds of 21 day intervals for lung cancer .

Pray for Chuck’s brother, Michael, that his kidneys will not be any worse when he is tested again at the end of June.

Ida-      Continue to pray for my niece, Andrea, who has cancer. Between her medication and her diet, her bloodwork is improving for now.

Terry-  Please for a friend who fell and broke od her wrists.

Please pray for God’s direction for our club and the GNC’s for the fall and that the clubs will be able to meet in person.

Pray for all of our club members and friends as they experience some changes over the summer, for their safety and that they will be able to engage in a GNC in the fall.

Continue to pray for the volunteer experiencing double vision that God would completely heal her eyes.

Please pray for Ashley, a young mother of 4, who has been experiencing strokes and the doctors have not been able to determine the issue causing them.

My friend that was diagnosed with cancer began chemotherapy this week hopefully shrink the tumor before possible surgery.

Please pray for a friend of ours who had knee replacement surgery on, as he continues to be in a lot of pain.

PC- John Harrell


Harmony -Mom’s co-worker’s daughter was hit by a car.

Emma Rose-Her grandfather in Ohio fell and broke his arm and busted his lip.

Her brother’s friend Ed has cancer on his neck and might die if he doesn’t get help.

Beth – Her husband has lung cancer that was caught early. He is getting chemo therapy; treatments five times a week for five weeks. Her granddaughter had tubes put in her ears on 3-11-22 (Pray they do the job).

Suzie – Pray for a job for her daughter Amelia and for clear direction as to where she should live. God’s direction. Suzie’s blood pressure is high.

Linda –Praise that her son-in-law Barney got a job but is sick with back pain and vomiting. Pray for wisdom for the doctors who are treating her husband.

Barb – Pray for Malachi and Zuri Martin (Past GNC students). Their grandmother and mother need our prayers. They are in a difficult place.

Pray for her niece, Rylie, (Who was adopted from Ukraine some years ago) and Barb’s brother and sister in law, as they are dealing with and processing what is going on in Ukraine.

Prayers –  For Ted, past worker in club, as he makes some major life transitions, and for wisdom for his medical decisions.

For Darlene, past worker in club. As she recovers from hospitalization last week. Wisdom for her and her parents. She has fallen multiple times due to medication. Pray for a correction to her medication.

PC Denise Jones

Thankful for the faithful attendance of our students.

Praying the Lord will provide us more kids in our club in the fall.

PC Susan Chapman

Pray for Kenny Edwards wife Hattie, she broke her leg in four places and had surgery to repair; please pray for healing.

Pray for Jeremiah’s grandmother. She has been in the hospital. After dialysis, she had a bad seizure. She came home today. Pray for continued healing.

Pray for Jacob and Kendra’s dad, he is deployed for 7 months.

PC-Velma Bolden


Praise the Lord for  His grace, and strength to enable our team to  make it through another year of GNC.

Praise  the Lord for  the students  that  faithfully attended.

Thank God for our Director, Lynn Parker.

Prayer Request:

Sade   – “Pray that my parents will  feel better and not be sick.”

Akira. –  Pray for Akira as she celebrates her  12th birthday on June 18th.

Pray  for the spiritual growth of our students and God’s protection  over them during the summer.

Bettie. – Pray for our country and God’s care  and protection over all   schools ,students and teachers.

“ The harvest is truly plentiful but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest  to send out laborers into His harvest” Matt.9:37 – 38

Pray for children worldwide who need to hear the Good News of God’s salvation through Jesus Christ.

Pray for more laborers to reach lost children and a great harvest of souls among them.

James Green ask prayer for Arthur Green who has throat  cancer. Traveling mercies for James Green’s son as he travels to visit the green family.

Please pray for these ladies who have cancer: Marion, Lenore Cook and Jackie Downs.

Pray for Church member  Gladys who has cancer, pray for  healing of blood clots in her lung ,pray for her husband Daryl.

Pray that our  students would represent Christ well at school in their homes and communities.

Sis Green  – Pray for  Pastor Sweat and his wife(needs kidney transplant) Lynn Parker  – Pray for  healing for Catherine Hughes who  has lupus, husband has Parkinson. Pray for Daryl Meyers  and family as they grieve the passing of wife and loved one, Gladys.

Pray that Calvary Evangelical Baptist Church  would remain “steadfast, unmovable    always abounding in the work of the Lord “ doing these times.

Pray that students will learn to love the Lord “with all of their heart, soul. mind and strength” Luke 10:27

PC-Cheryl Schellenberger

Prayers  for more volunteers to help with Corporate Landing Elementary School’s GNC in the fall.

Prayers for volunteers who know sign language, to help interpret at CLES GNC.


An excerpt from “In God we Still Trust “ by Dr. Richard G Lee:

“For the word of God is living and active ….a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”(Hebrews 4:12)

 In the first half of the twentieth century, Dr Howard A. Kelly was a pioneer in the field of gynecology and radium therapy, a professor at Johns Hopkins University, a surgeon at John Hopkins Hospital, and the author of twenty books and five hundred articles.

When asked, Dr Kelly shared the secret of his greatness:

    I rise regularly at six, and after dressing, give all of my time until our eight 0’clock breakfast to the study of God’s word. I find time for brief studies during the day and again in the evening. I make it a general rule to touch nothing but the Bible after the evening meal.

What difference did the Bible make in Dr. Kelly’s life?

   The Bible….reveals to me, as does no other books in the world, that which appeals to a physician—-a clear diagnosis of my spiritual condition, showing me clearly what I am by nature, one lost in sin and alienated from life that is in God. I find it to be a consistent and wonderful revelation. From Genesis to Revelation, of the character of God…. It also reveals a tenderness and nearness of God in Christ that satisfies the heart’s yearnings and presents the infinite God, Creator of the world, as taking our very nature upon Him in infinite love to become one of His people in order to redeem them,

 After reading this, I know that I do not spend enough time in God’s word.   

Yours in Christ












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