Hey Prayer Warriors,

Praises and Prayer:

92 people were present at our Quick Start Kickoff.

Epworth United Methodist Church has agreed to host a GNC at Occohannock, Eastern Shore. What an answer to prayer!!! The church is literally just a short walking distance across a gravel parking lot from the school. We need to continue to pray for the volunteers needed from the church.

Ammie Kinsey’s cancer is currently in remission. She has been on our prayer list for some time. Continue to pray that her cancer remains in remission.


Prayers for Don Rattz (Member of Tidewater CEF committee) and family in the passing of his mother.


Saturday, September 24th, is our Quick Start training.

Current Praises:

For the ASGNC in person start this fall.

For the Quick Start Kickoff, Saturday and the potential for ASGNC in person.

Current Prayers:

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.

For the impact GNC’s will have on our public schools.

General Prayers:

Pray for those in Puerto Rico dealing with hurricane Fiona.

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 other tensions around the world.

General Praises:

For the salvation gift freely given and paid in full.

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.

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.

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: 

Pray for Truman and Marilyn Close as Truman (Former committee member of Tidewater CEF and VA CEF board member) has Parkinson’s. Truman is still dealing with another issue keeping him from knee surgery (UD 9-4-22).

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 wisdom for the doctors involved as they work to find the cause of his issues. He will likely need surgery on the vertebrae in his neck.

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

We are thankful for the parents and children that we met at the Lake Taylor School Meet and Greet and for the warm welcome we received from the principal. Pray that buses and other details will be worked out so that our club can begin in late October.

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 my friend, Marie, who had a serious fall which involved broken bones, as she recovers.

Please pray for healing for Tim for serious complications from a stroke.

Pray for a friend whose mother is in the hospital, that they find the source of her problems.

Pray for healing for a friend facing surgery for thyroid cancer.

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.


“I sought the Lord and he delivered me from my fears.”(Psalm 34:4)

There are many things to fear in this world. What can help us with the daily fears we encounter? Fear the Lord and trust in Him to help during those difficult times.

“You who fear the Lord, trust in the lord; He is their help and their shield.” (Psalm 115:11)

Yours in Christ,







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