Hey Prayer Warriors,

Hope everyone has a pleasant Labor Day Weekend. Let us remember all those who have labored so hard to spread the Gospel and those who continue to do so.


Next Saturday is our Good News Club Kickoff. 8:40-1:00 at Eastminster Presbyterian Church (3229 MacDonald Road, Virginia Beach, VA).

From our Director, Tracy:

Pray that Hickory Elementary to be open to a GNC for this year.

Pray for the GNC Leader on Eastern Shore who is battling health issues while trying to get the GNC up and going at Occohannock Elementary. She has a meeting with a potential church on September 13th.

Prayer update:

Stephen Tyndall who we have been praying for some time has gone home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Prayers for the Tyndall and Mays families as they deal with their loss.

Prayer for Truman Close as he is still having issues preventing his knee replacement. Prayer for Marilyn who is in a rehab facility, expecting to return home soon.


For the ASGNC in person start this fall.

For the impact of the 5-Day Clubs on 260 children and the CYIA’s this past summer.

That the hurricane season has been mild so far.


Pray for more principals to have a heart for GNC’S in their schools.

Pray for more teachers and volunteers for the fall ASGNC’s.

Pray for those on Eastern Shore who are now trying to find a church to hold a GNC. The school systems are not cooperating.

Current events:

From our director, Tracy

     The annual Good News Club Kick-Off is scheduled for Saturday, September 10th from 8:40-1:00 at Eastminster Presbyterian Church (3229 MacDonald Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23464).  There will be live demonstrations, giveaways, prayer time, free lunch and a special guest speaker.  You don’t want to miss celebrating our return to the schools!  Please RSVP if you will be attending the Kick-Off.      

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


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

For all those struggling economically due to high inflation. 

For our upcoming elections in November.

For those dealing with our drug problem and other issues stemming from a large influx of people coming to our country.

Prayers for the nation of Israel as they deal with serious issues in their region. 

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 and around the world.

For the impact of the war in Ukraine war on the world wide food supply.

For other tensions around the world.


We have possibly 15 “Yes” schools, 3 “No’s’ and 12 undecided (working on volunteer status) for ASGNC’s.

For the worldwide impact of the CEF ministry.

For our newly elected CEF president, Jeremiah Cho.

For God’s word and the promises given.

For the country God has placed us in.

For the salvation gift freely given and paid in full.

Continued Prayer:

Prayers for a revival throughout our country.

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 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)

Prayer for Pastor Ed Haywood (Former committee member and continued supporter of Tidewater CEF) as he is undergoing treatment for prostate cancer.

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.
  3. 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.

Praise, Ginny has a team ready.

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. Colonial Baptist 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 had brain surgery, actually three surgeries, to remove all of the AVM and is slowly being brought out of a medically induced coma. Pleas pray for protection, strength and recovery without serious

consequences from the surgery.

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 for her to gain strength and weight so that she will be able to have a kidney transplant.

The missionary family going to China, that had the visa issues, are planning to return to Asia in September.

Please pray for a friend of mine and her family in the loss of her dad/husband.

Please pray for healing for Tim for serious complcations form a stroke.

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 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.

An excerpt from “In God we still Trust “, by Dr Richard G. lee:

Fisher Ames (1758-1808) was a Founding Father and a politician who helped formulate the Bill of Rights. Consider His perspective on the importance of reading God’s Word:

       We have a dangerous trend beginning to take place in our education. We’re starting to put more and more text books into our schools…. We’ve become accustomed of late of putting little books into the hands of children containing fables and moral lessons …. We are spending less time in the classroom on the Bible, which should be the principle text of our schools…. The Bible states these great moral lessons better than any manmade book.

“How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your Word.” (Psalm 119:9)

Fisher Ames had a concern about what children were being exposed to in school over 200 years ago. How important today is CEF, children’s church, Bible study at home with their parents and other forms of Christian instruction of God’s Word?

Yours in Christ,










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