“Ladies Seeking Hope in God Through Prayer for Hurting People “
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find;….Matt. 7:7
March 2, 2013, Saturday
Beginning at 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Surgoinsville Middle School
Hawkins County and what is being done to help them
Please join us on March 2, 2013. Invite your friends and neighbors to this event.
Joint effort of Expecting God’s Help and Stand in The Gap Hawkins County
Are you concerned about the future of our county and our nation? Do you know of someone who is on drugs or has an alcohol problem? Are you disgusted with the corruption in our communities? II Chronicles 7:14 gives us a solution. We, as believers,
must repent, pray, and come together in unity and then God will do what He promised.
Will you join us at Keplar Elementary School each week beginning on Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 6:00 p.m. We will spend some time praying for families that are hurting, for people who have lost their jobs, for God to expose the darkness, for God to rid our county of drugs, for God’s will to be done and for the salvation of souls. (You will have enough time to get to your regular church service on Wednesdays.)
We desperately need God to intervene and heal our land. Prayer is urgently needed and
by praying together we show God and the community that we are serious about what we want to happen. Hope to see you and your church family on August 29th.
Expecting God’s Help
Rogersville, TN –
The Expecting God’s Help group will take to the gridiron Friday night.Having been at the Hawkins County Justice Center, the Hawkins County parks and all Hawkins County Schools, it is now time to move to the football fields. Last year it was decided that the opening prayer before football games would be discontinued throughout the state of Tennessee. A prayer before kickoff was a practice that had been upheld since the Cherokee and Volunteer high schools had opened. When a “moment of silence” was to be held before Cherokee’s home opener last year instead of the prayer, Mark DeWitte and Dr. Blaine Jones began reciting the Lord’s Prayer. “By the end of the year, everyone, including the visiting section, was saying the Lord’s Prayer during that moment of silence” Dr. Jones said.
This year, the Expecting God’s Help group is helping to promote this same endeavor at all Volunteer and Cherokee home football games. “We want everyone in Big Red Valley at Cherokee and at Volunteer Falcon Stadium in Church Hill to join in the prayer when it is started. Please invite your visiting team fans to do so as well” Jones went on to say. The group would like to encourage the practice to take place not only in Hawkins County but in neighboring counties like Sullivan, Washington, Greene, Hamblen, Grainger, Hancock and southwest Virginia teams as well. This is all a part of the continuing efforts of Expecting God’s Help trying to pave the way for God to make his way back into Hawkins County and restore his will within the community. “We would like anyone who has the bright yellow Expecting God’s Help tee shirts to wear those to the game over their blue or red home team colors to show support for our efforts. After the prayer, go back to wearing your blue and orange or your red, white and black and cheer for your team” said Jones.
Expecting God’s Help is a non profit, 501c3 organization . Tee shirts are in short supply but more have been ordered and will be made available at locations in Church Hill and Rogersville very soon. Check the website for updates regarding the tee shirts. If you would like to help support the ongoing efforts of this group by making a monetary donation, you may send it to Four Square, Inc., c/o Expecting God’s Help, P.O. Box 35, Rogersville, TN37857.
Just before the teachers and students return to school for their first full day of school, the Expecting God’s Help group is planning to have a prayer walk around each school in Hawkins County. On Sunday, August 5th from 2:00 – 4:00pm organizers are requesting that area churches come to the school nearest them to pray; or that parents and students go to their respective schools to pray. “We know that not all of the kids of a family go to the same school. We also know that all the children in a Church may not attend the same school. In that light, we ask that individual churches take it upon themselves to organize prayer groups for schools that are in their vicinity and for those schools that their students attend” said Rodney Lane, one of the Church Hill EGH organizers. In this way, it is hoped that all schools will have groups of people praying over that school on this day. Those who may not be able to attend due to physical inabilities or due to previous commitments are asked to pray in the same 2-4pm time frame. Lane and First Baptist Church of Church Hill have been doing this for several years. He agreed now is the time to go county wide and continue to unify Hawkins County along with the Expecting God’s Help movement.
A Prayer List will be provided for those coming to pray and will have suggested Prayer concerns. Among these are respect for family, teachers and peers; wisdom to see and clearly understand all things and all situations; courage to do the right things; and kindness to speak kind words to one another. These are just a few of the suggested prayers for the day. “We just need area churches and committed Christians to step forward and come to pray at all our Hawkins County schools on August 5th. The wellbeing of our children, grandchildren, teachers, school administrators and our families is of the utmost importance and we need to be in prayerful concern for them all” stated Sue Thomas, an EGH organizer in Rogersville.
Those individuals, groups or churches who would like to participate may contact Shirley Stapleton in Church Hill at 423-357-7546. Schools in her area include Surgoinsville Elementary; Surgoinsville Middle; McPheeter’s Bend Elementary; Carters Valley Elementary; Volunteer High School; Church Hill Elementary; Church Hill Intermediate; Church Hill Middle and Mount Carmel Elementary. Tim and Rhonda Fields in Rogersville will be coordinating Keplar Elementary; Mooresburg Elementary; Bulls Gap Middle; St. Clair Elementary; Hawkins Elementary; Joseph Rogers Primary; Rogersville Middle; Rogersville City; Cherokee High School; and Clinch School. The Fields’ can be reached at 423-754-3539. “It is our hope and prayer that once we get these groups organized for prayers at each individual school that they will continue to meet regularly at the school and continue to cover it in prayer” according to organizer, Rhonda Fields.