Hey Prayer Warriors,

Update from our Director, Tracy:

Answer to the prayer request for Eastern Shore.

The superintendent will not waive the fee, and the school board will not allow any after-school activities unless it is sponsored by a government entity into the schools.  The other option to pursue is having the GNC at the church.  The superintendent will allow GNC registration forms to be sent to the children.  Prayers for God’s leading and open doors to starting a GNC at the local church.

Prayer Update:

From Terry Freeman:

The son-in-law of one of our volunteers has received all of the visas necessary for the whole family to go to China. They are preparing to leave as quickly as possible; please pray that the Lord will make their way smooth and straight as they book flights and deal with covid restrictions as they return to China. This has been on our prayer list for quite some time.

Terry has other praise and prayer updates.


Now that the 5-Day Clubs are complete let us turn our thoughts and prayers to the ASGNC’s in the fall.


Current events:

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.

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 those dealing with our drug problem in this country. 

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.


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.

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. 

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 dealing with another issue keeping him from knee surgery.


Homer Isom is requesting prayers for his wife Jean who is seriously ill (Long time supporters of Tidewater CEF). Homer is Jean’s caregiver. (UD-7-24-22)

Pray for my brother’s wife, Debbie Gerlach, has cancer. She has undergone additional testing to determine a change in chemotherapy. (UD-7-24-22)

District Team Leaders Prayer Requests:

Susan Chapman:

  1. Pray for more volunteers, rebuilding of all teams, favor with the schools, and wisdom on how to move forward next school year.
  2. 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.
  1. 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. Discover Church to sponsor Hickory Elementary.
  5. Thalia Lynn Baptist to sponsor Thalia Elementary.
  6. TRINITY Church to sponsor Pembroke.
  7. Diamond Springs Baptist to sponsor Bayside Elementary,

Lynn Parker:

  1. That churches and schools will be open to GNC’s returning this fall.

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 Elementary, Ocean Air Elementary and Chesterfield Academy.

Prayers and Praises from the Prayer Coordinators

PC-Terry Freeman

Terry- Please continue to pray for healing for my husband and that upcoming tests and appointments will provide answers.

Continue to pray for a friend who is receiving chemo treatments for cancer.

Pray for the Lord to provide and open doors for a GNC at Lake Taylor School for the fall.

Please pray for a young mom, Jennifer Murff, who will be having serious brain surgery next week.

Please pray for baby Magnolia and her family. She was born with only one kidney which is diseased and desperately needs a kidney transplant. Please pray that several physical issues are resolved so that she is able to gain the weight and strength needed

for a transplant.

Ellen-  Continue to pray for my friend Colleen, who is receiving treatments for cancer.

Praise that Chuck’s brother is doing well and no longer needs prayer.

Ida-     Continue to pray for my niece, Andrea, who has cancer.

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.”

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.


“And now I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified. “ (Acts 20:32)

The writer of Acts (Believed to be Luke) points to God’s word as a product of His Grace (God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense) which can strengthen us and point us in the right direction for salvation, placing us among God’s sanctified (Set apart) people.

Yours in Christ,










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