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John and Yvonne
  • Virginia Beach, VA
  • United States

John and Yvonne's Friends

  • Andrea
  • Heather
  • snakee
  • sherrifm
  • Navymom2
  • Alana
  • AJmom
  • pippomky75
  • jayne
  • ArchyMom
  • Jo 4 Bama
  • Chipmunk
  • Shacha
  • hockeyx2mama
  • Phoenixmom

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Latest Activity

John and Yvonne commented on MomByHeart's group '✟CHRISTIAN NAVY MOMS'
"Just prayed for this Marine and his family! Yvonne "
Aug 13
John and Yvonne commented on gjsmomShip6div943's group 'Sigonella, Italy'
"Hi everybody! It's August 8th and we just joined this group. We also joined the other Sigonella group. Happy 8th of August! :)"
Aug 8
John and Yvonne commented on MomByHeart's group '✟CHRISTIAN NAVY MOMS'
"JayDee659, We'll be praying for your great niece this morning.  Yvonne and John"
Aug 7
John and Yvonne commented on MomByHeart's group '✟CHRISTIAN NAVY MOMS'
"I agree with Catmom...the Aloha Stadium swap meet is great! Yvonne"
Jul 21

Profile Information

A little about me:
I'm a retired Navy chaplain. And Yvonne is the wife of a retired Navy chaplain. :) Together we spent twenty years in the military. I spent ten years as a chaplain, and prior to that, ten years as an electronics technician.

Yvonne and I open our home to young military men and women stationed in the Norfolk/Virginia Beach area. We like to think of our home as a "home away from home" for servicemen and women.

I originally joined the Navy right out of high school and went to boot camp in San Diego, CA. I came into the Navy thinking I wanted to be an electronics technician on a nuclear powered submarine..

In ET "A" School I discovered I really wasn't interested in electronics and my grades showed it. So I spent the next six years as an electronics technician stationed on a satellite communications station in Hawaii. Six months into that tour Yvonne and I got married and she became a Navy wife.

After my tour of duty I got out, went to Bible College and Seminary, and put my paperwork in to become a chaplain. I was commissioned as an Ensign and served for seven years in the reserves, and then on active duty again. The Navy sent me back to Hawaii. "Aw shucks..."

We've been in Virginia Beach for a little over sixteen years now, ministering to servicemen and women and their families, in our home.

Anyway, that's a little bit of our story. Check out our web site and blog if you want to know more...
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Playing Speak Out!

Posted on December 3, 2017 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Madison got the game Speak Out for us and then went on deployment. So when she got back we finally got together and played the game. What laughter and fun it was! Trying to talk and say the phrases on the cards with the mouthpieces in our mouths was a…

The Night of the Buckeyes and the Cubs!

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Military Ministry at John and Yvonne' here to read our latest blog update.…


White Chicken Chili, Chocolate Chip Pie, and Nick Vujicic!

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At 11:25pm on July 15, 2018, ArchyMom said…

Ah, well that's truly a wonderful invite. Thank you!

Our son is already underway, Submarine Service, stationed in Guam. Left boot camp June of last year, Sub School after that, and C-school all under his belt.

I appreciate your kind offer. -- Archymom

At 11:31am on June 18, 2018, sherrifm said…

Yes, both of my children are heading to boot camp 10 day apart.  My son hardly will speak to me, because I am the parent who has the rules at my house, no matter what age my children are, and we have had a big difference of opinion, and he chose to not speak to me.  I love him, no matter what, and am praying for him constantly.  My daughter and I are very close, and she will be leaving in 9 days.  my heart is full of pride for my children, and sorrow at the same time, because they grew up way too fast!  Thank you for your friend request.  It is nice to have prayer warriors in our corner!  Sherri

At 10:48pm on May 28, 2018, Andrea said…
Hello! My son is flying to boot camp tomorrow. I really appreciate your prayers!
At 12:35pm on May 28, 2018, Heather said…

Thank you so much. We really  appreciate your prayers. God is good!

At 7:47pm on May 16, 2018, snakee said…

My son has arrived in Virginia Beach as of 05/12/2018; fresh out of Boot Camp, will pass your info along to him, you sound like awesome and wonderful people; God Bless You, sincerely Mary Waggoner

At 8:17am on April 28, 2018, AJmom said…

Thank you so much John and Yvonne I'll give it to him today. Have a blessed weekend.

At 9:21am on April 27, 2018, AJmom said…

John and Yvonne would you give me your number on a private message so I could forward it to my son? He arrived at Virginia yesterday and I mentioned what you do and he said he would like to meet you. Thank you! 

At 11:22pm on April 23, 2018, LindaGirl said…

Got your cell #.  Thank you.  Will give it to him when he gets settled in VA.   Regards, Linda

At 10:07am on February 16, 2018, Phoenixmom said…

Thank You for the message, that is very nice of you, I will le it be known.

At 8:36am on December 30, 2017, LindaGirl said…

I don’t know what to say or do to help my 23 year old son who has been in the Navy since May.  Knowing your husband was a Chaplin in the Navy, I thought maybe he or both of you might have some words of wisdom.  To make a long story son came home for the second half of stand-down, of Christmas vacation, day before yesterday.  Minutes after he walked in the door, I knew something was wrong, as he broke down in tears.  Earlier that morning around 4 am, my son was making his rounds, as it was his 24 hour duty rotation turn.   He came upon one of his fellow submates, new to the sub, only 2 weeks on, with his wrists slashed.  My son, being first on the scene, followed protocol, stopped the bleeding & did all that was required, calling the necessary personal to get the sailor to the hospital on time.  Sometime early this morning, my son’s CO called my son to tell him, the young man did not make it.  My son has barely been in the Navy 7 months, to witness this, plus his sub is in dry dock & he is now so discouraged, that he can’t even be on a “working” sub after all the schooling & preperation he has gone through, I don’t know what to tell him or how to approach him.  When he first came home, I was able to comfort him a little by saying, “you were lucky to get there when you did, you probably saved this young man’s life” , but now even that is out the window.  What do I say or tell him?  If my son wants me to, I will call our Pastor to come & talk with him, but until then, I am at a lose.


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