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John and Yvonne
  • Virginia Beach, VA
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John and Yvonne commented on carols_kitchen's group 'Prayer Wall'
"Thank you ladies for those scriptures! They are so applicable today! Especially when the unexpected happens. :) Yvonne "
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Dec 3
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Playing Speak Out!

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 hoot!See More
Dec 3
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Speak Out!

"Playing Speak Out with our sailors on Sunday afternoon. Madison got the game for us over six months ago and then went on deployment. She finally came back and we all got together to play! We laughed and had so much fun! "
Dec 3
John and Yvonne commented on Brenda Sue's group 'Moms of "A" school Sailors'
"Phoenixmom. Glad your son will be going home for Christmas! How wonderful for you and your family! :) Yvonne and John"
Nov 29
John and Yvonne commented on Brenda Sue's group 'Moms of "A" school Sailors'
"dijit65, Will your son have a place to go for Christmas dinner? We do have some friends down there. :) Yvonne and John"
Nov 28

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

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At 7:28am on August 17, 2017, JayDee659 said…

John and Yvonne, I remember a couple years ago when my daughter started her journey I hoped that she would be stationed near you.  God was listening and she and her husband are in Norfolk.  She left to meet her ship on deployment almost as soon as she got there so shes not had time to find a church or even spend more than a night in her new home.  Would you still have room for her to join your group and if so, how would she go about contacting you?

At 10:56am on June 12, 2017, bellagirl said…

Hi, I think what you do for sailors over there is amazing. I also read that you recently had surgery. I hope all is well. Are you still able to entertain sailors on the weekends? My daughter is there and struggles on the weekends as she is free and has moved to different barracks and locations, so making friends has been hard. She goes out to eat alone often, facetiming us while she is there. While she puts on a brave face, I know she is a little sad inside. 

At 1:54pm on December 24, 2016, Valtameri said…

I noticed this comment on chat and wanted to be sure that you saw it ...

Pitbullboys wrote:

I don't know how to reply to a conversation, but I just wanted to say thank you to John and Yvonne for opening their home to our sailors. You two are truly a blessing. Thank you again and have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

At 10:58pm on July 19, 2016, lemonelephant said…

Here are 2 sites for parents with Marines: and  Perhaps one of them will help you. I don't know which is best and they are just in the order I located them awhile back. I have no personal knowledge of either of them. I think that they are actually the same group now, just two different ways to get to the same thing.

The closest thing that I have found for Army is on on the Discussion Board for parents, Here is the one for spouses,, if you need that.

Here are 2 on fB that you can check out,

At 1:19am on January 5, 2016, lemonelephant said…

Check out Portsmouth, Va Moms (clickable link) and let her know if you can help. I remembered that you have helped Sailors for some time. My son was with the TR awhile back, so I saw your posts in that group back then.

At 12:50pm on October 5, 2015, my3sons73 said…

 thanks for accepting my friend request:)  im pretty sure we havent communicated before. I have 3 boys only the oldest is in the Navy. the other 2 are in HS. i sent u a PM. im not the best at navigating this site still.

At 8:09pm on September 27, 2015, calimom said…

Thank You again for your generous offer.  It's very hard being so far away. We are waiting to see if he will be able to come home for a short leave before going on to Norfolk but I will definitely be in touch.  

At 11:08pm on August 1, 2015, scubagirl said…

Yvonne, he is on a sub, the USS Newport News.  They have been going each month for the last couple of months on short underways to get ready for deployment later this year.  I will give him your number and if he does not contact you in a couple of weeks I will give you his number.  He can be shy and not put himself out there sometimes.  Not into drinking and partying and most of the guys on his sub are younger and like to party.  He is 23 going on 33.  It may take someone like your husband saying ok Zach we are expect to see you on xyz day and he will then come.  Thank you so much.  Lou Anne Daniel.  His name is Zachary Daniel btw. 

At 5:56pm on March 23, 2015, TwoForTheNavy said…
Hi, my son is stationed in Maryland. My daughter contacted you on the weekend. Left a message, I guess when you called back she was in the theater. She is on her ship this week. I hope at some point you guys can connect.
At 12:02am on January 3, 2015, Michelle said…

John & Yvonne, My son is currently stationed in Norfolk, VA.  He would very much like to get in touch with you.  How might he be able to contact you?  Sincerely, Michelle


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