Hey Prayer Warriors,
From our Director, Tracy:
Praise and Prayer:
There were three 5-Day Clubs for the week of July 18-22 with over 40 children in attendance. Many children had questions about Jesus and some children decided to put their faith in Jesus Christ. As we look ahead, we need prayers for the upcoming week. There will be four 5-Day Clubs for the week of July 25-29. Three of the clubs will be outside, so we need prayer for cool temperatures. Another group of teens will only have three teens, so prayers that all will be filled with the Holy Spirit, unified, prepared, and excited for their last week of the summer missions.
Please be praying for Gina who is trying to start a Good News Club at Occohannock Elementary on the Eastern Shore. She is speaking with the superintendent next week to have the school rental fee ($250 fee for each GNC event) waived. Please join her in praying for a waiver to this fee.
Five Day Clubs in July (Eight scheduled clubs in July). Four more Clubs added for next week.
Prayers for safe travel to and from the 5-Day clubs, a great learning experience for the teens and that the children will be receptive to the Gospel.
Our summer missionaries are: Peter, Caleb, Grace, Emily, Noa, James M., Timothy, Anna, Christopher, Abe, Mackenzie and James L..
Truman Close’s knee replacement has been delayed because of another issue. Pray for him to get past this current issue.
Debbie Gerlach has more testing this week to evaluate current treatment.
Homer and Jean Issom are doing about the same. Continue prayers for them. Homer is Jean’s caregiver. They are still supporters of Tidewater CEF.
The fall kickoff program is tentatively scheduled for 10 September from 8AM to 1;30 PM at Eastminster Presbyterian Church. Training would be on 24 September at EPC.
From USA Ministries/Our new President (Jerimiah Cho):
Jeremiah has served full time with CEF for the past 34 years in several roles including Local Director and National Director for CEF of South Korea where he directed a staff of over 200 workers reaching 325,000 children. He was a missionary to Sri Lanka and opened the country to CEF ministry. From 2014 to the present, he has served as Regional Director in a sensitive region with 28 countries. God used Jeremiah to grow that ministry from 137 to 387 workers and increase the number of children reached from 700,000 to 7.5 million annually, pre-COVID.
Please join us online for President Cho’s Commissioning Service on Thursday, July 28 at 8:00 AM Central Time. It will be live streamed from CEF International Headquarters at cefonline.com/live
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.
For all those struggling economically.
For our upcoming elections in November.
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.
We have possibly 15 “Yes” schools, 3 “No’s’ and 12 undecided (working on volunteer status) for ASGNC’s.
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.
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 (Former committee member of Tidewater CEF and VA CEF board member) 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:
- Pray for more volunteers, rebuilding of all teams, favor with the schools, and wisdom on how to move forward next school year.
- Pray for wisdom and favor to find churches nearby that could possibly sponsor a club and schools that do not have a GNC near the churches.
- 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.
- Power of the Holy Spirit to open hearts to Jesus (Zech. 4:6).
- Bayside Baptist to sponsor Hermitage Elementary.
- More unchurched kids to go to sponsoring churches.
- Discover Church to sponsor Hickory Elementary.
- Thalia Lynn Baptist to sponsor Thalia Elementary.
- TRINITY Church to sponsor Pembroke.
- Diamond Springs Baptist to sponsor Bayside Elementary,
- That churches and schools will be open to GNC’s returning this fall.
- Pray for the churches and schools that are targeted for expansion (new clubs): Sherwood Forest, Crossroads Elementary School, Willard Model School , Little Creek Elementary, Ocean Air Elementary and Chesterfield Academy.
Prayers and Praises from the Prayer Coordinators
Terry – The request is for my husband, Jim. Please continue to pray for continuing increase in strength and healing.
Praise/request-More people are interested in working with our GNC in the fall. Pray that everything comes together with the team, possibly teams, and that things will transition smoothly to the school God has for us.
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.
Please pray for my friend that was diagnosed with cancer as she continues to receive chemotherapy, that her body will be able to tolerate it and that it will be successful.
Please pray for my friend who fell 15 feet off of a ladder, breaking four vertebrae in his back.
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.
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.
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.
Sade – “Pray that my parents will feel better and not be sick.”
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
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:
In the summer of 1787, tempers flared among the delegates of the thirteen colonies meeting to draft the constitution. With the convention in danger of breaking down, an eighty year old statesman spoke words of profound wisdom. Not especially religious, Benjamin Franklin nonetheless appealed to Psalm 127:1 and counseled delegates to seek the aid of Almighty God:
The longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth, that God governs the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, it is probable that an empire can rise without His aid? We have been assured, sir, in the Sacred Writings, that “except the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain that build it.” I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without His concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel: We shall be divided … our projects will be confounded. And what is worse, mankind may hereafter….despair of establishing Governments by human Wisdom and leave it to chance, war, and conquest. I therefore… move that henceforth prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven … be held in this assembly every morning before we proceed to business.
“Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it.” (Psalm 127:1)
As Prayer warriors we completely understand what Benjamin Franklin understood from God’s Word.
Yours in Christ,