CJ Caufield, our caretaker/coordinator, was seriously injured (head and back) when he fell on a patch of ice in late December. Please keep CJ, his wife Carrie and his family in your prayers.

Donation Information
Donations for the Caufield family and costs related to his absence at camp must be made payable to Delanco Camp Meeting. Please include an attached note designating your donation. In order for your donation to be tax deductible it may not note anywhere on the check itself that it is for the Caufields or the CJ fund. Please send your donation to Delanco Camp P.O. Box 597 Sicklerville NJ 08081.

To all those who may want to send CJ words of encouragement or a get well card while he is in rehab in Atlanta:

CJ Caufield
c/o Shepherd Center
2020 Peachtree Rd. ,NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30309-1465
bottom left corner of envelope: ABI-238

You can also e-mail CJ get well wishes to the Shepherd Center and they print them out and deliver them to him by clicking HERE.

Latest update:

Update XXIII (Feb. 11)

CJ’s recovery is going really well. He has his trach out and the casts are off. Check out the new picture Linda Dugan sent us. Praise God for how he’s healing CJ’s body. Keep praying for him as he goes through rehab at the Shepherd Center. Word has it it’s incredibly intense.

Update XXII (Feb. 3)

CJ has casts on both feet from his toes to his knees to stretch his muscles and ligaments. His feeding tube was removed yesterday and he has progressed to a regular diet. Hopefully the trach will be off in another week. He has long days of therapy but is doing amazingly well for what he has been through. Please keep the prayers coming. If you have a free minute send a word of encouragement via e-mail or a card in the mail (see info above).

Update XXI (Jan. 26)

CJ, Carrie and his mom Emma arrived in Atlanta today to begin his rehab.

The doctor reported this morning that he is doing above average and thinks he is going to soar.

Thank you all for your prayers and we ask that they continue. We will update you periodically and send out an address soon in case you want to send him a note of encouragement. This will mean a lot to him.

Praising God for what he has done, and will continue to do!

Update XX (Jan. 25 7:26 p.m.)

CJ will be flying to Atlanta tomorrow with his wife, Carrie, and his mom, Emma. Please pray for safe travels and a speedy recovery as he goes through rehab.

Update XIX (Jan. 22 3:28 p.m.)

Today he is fighting a fever of 102.5 and elevated heart rate.

Please pray for them both to reach a normal range.

CJ is also getting ready to leave for Atlanta, Georgia sometime next week. Pray for safe travel for him, Carrie and his mother, Emma.

We are keeping in mind how faithful our God really is!

Update XVIII (Jan. 18 11:57 p.m.)

He’s doing a lot better!

He was lifting his head, following us with his eyes, moving his arms, squeezing hands, winking, pointing and kissing his loved ones.

I know this stuff might sound simple but these are big steps. It is only a matter of time before he is back on his feet.

He still has a bit of a journey left but anything is possible with our Lord!

Update XVII (Jan. 11 6:17 p.m.)

CJ is officially 100 percent off the ventilator!!!! Although he still has the trach in him, this is fantastic news.

And yet again, our God fulfills his promise! All the glory to him!

Update XVI (Jan. 10 2:53 p.m.)

He is responding!!

He puckered up and kissed Carrie, he squeezes our hand when asked and he is smiling at old stories.

Praise God!

Update XV (Jan. 9 12:25 a.m.)

He is starting the wake-up process! But he is extremely agitated and uncomfortable.

He is taking 6 out of 16 breaths on his own. Continue to pray that his lungs will clear and that he becomes more comfortable.

God is good!!!

Update XIV (Jan. 6 8:52 p.m.)

They finished putting the feeding tube in today.

He is still pretty sedated but resting very comfortably.

Keep praying as we wait!

Update XIII (Jan. 5 10:22 p.m.)

CJ is out of surgery and everything went ok. They will be putting a feeding tube in his stomach tomorrow.

Please continue to pray!

Update XII (Jan. 4 8:16 p.m.)

No change in chest X-ray today. The infection is now in both lungs. Drs. are going to take him to the OR tomorrow and put a trach in and also putting a filter in just in case he develops a blood clot in his legs. This will prevent them from shooting to his heart of lungs. Temperature is still fluctuating up and down. Dr. feels there is slow progress going on. Praising God for all He will do. We know he has His hands in this. Keep praying as we serve an amazing God!

Update XI (Jan. 2 2:26 p.m.)

There has been an acute change since yesterday. CJ is having a bronchoscopy this afternoon. This is a scope that will be put down into his lungs to get all the junk out.

Update X (Jan. 1 9:47 p.m.)

CJ’s blood oxygen level is the best its been in days…that is great news! Thank you God! His temp is 100.3 right now. He is showing slight improvement. Lungs still inflamed and have fluid. Keep the prayers coming and thank you everyone for all of your prayers already. Our God is at work!

Update IX (Dec. 29 6:09 p.m.)

He currently has a 103.5 fever. They’re putting cooling blankets on him to try and cool him down. Please pray, and even though it’s hard sometimes, have faith.

Update VIII (Dec. 29 4:43 p.m.)

CJ’s lungs are inflamed & have infection. They have shot antibotics into them today. Family is not allowed to talk to him or touch him right now. Drs don’t want anything to agitate him. They even have the lights in the room out & have to be quiet.

Keep on believing in the power our Lord has. A miracle could happen at any time.

Thanks for your continued prayers, and keep them coming!

Update VII (Dec. 27 Evening)

CJ’s left lower lung has collapsed but the doctors do see a very slight improvement today.

We’ll take the small blessings as we await the big ones to come! God is good!

Keep sending up those prayers

Update VI (Dec. 27 Afternoon)

CJ has good improvement in his lungs, so that is great news.

Still has low grade fever and is fully dependent on ventilator but showing a little bit of improvement.

Keep praying it up!!!! He’s hearing ya!

Update V (Dec. 26)

CJ had a pic line put in today.

But he also now has a fever and fluid in his lungs.

Keep having faith and keep the prayers coming!

Update IV (Dec. 25 Evening)

The bleeding has totally stopped but he still has several bruises resulting in swelling which is putting pressure on his brain.

The doctors also discovered today that he fractured his skull but it has shifted back into place which is a very good thing.

He will not come off the ventilator for at least 5-7 more days.

Keep the prayers coming!! Hope everyone had a merry Christmas.

Update III (Dec. 25 Morning)

Cat scan this morning showed NO new bleeding, which is great.

However there was some bruising which is causing his actions. Will probably keep him sedated for two more days and then possibly off the ventilator.

Thanks again for all the prayers! Keep them up!

Update II (Dec. 24 Evening)

CJ is currently still in ICU at Jersey Shore Medical, Trauma Center. He is in a induced coma and on a ventilator.

As for his head, the news it still the same with bleeding on the brain.

They also just confirmed that he has broken his lower back.

Your prayer is still needed! More updates will be coming out as news comes in. We thank you for your caring thoughts and of course for your prayers!

Romans 8:28

Update I (Dec. 24 Morning)

CJ is currently still in ICU at Jersey Shore Medical, Trauma Center. He is in a induced coma and on a ventilator. As for his head, the news it still the same with bleeding on the brain. They also just confirmed that he has broken his lower back. Please continue your prayers for CJ!

58 thoughts on “Pray for CJ Caufield

  1. Our prayers will continue for complete healing and help regarding CJ’s condition and all that are affected as a result of his injoury. May our confidence be in Him Who is able to do exceedingly, abundantly, above all that we may ask or think according as His power works in His people.
    From Pastor Bob and Sandy Turton and the “little flock” – Gospel Mission Corps of Central Jersey
    E-mail: GospelWorkers@aol.com
    P O Box 175
    Hightstown, NJ 08520–0175
    Christmas Eve, 24 December 2009

  2. Christmas Eve about midnight as our congregants were kneeling around the altar rail and prayer bench, having taken communion, we started interceeding together for Brother CJ Caufield’s healing; we prayed this for his own sake, for his wife’s sake, for the sake of Delanco Camp, for the sake of the UMC, and for the greater glory of God in Jesus’ Name.
    “Before our Father’s throne, we pour our ardents prayers.
    Our fears, our hopes, our aims are one,
    our comforts and our cares.”
    From the congregation at historic Fresh Ponds Chapel
    South Brunswick Township, PO Box 361, Dayton, NJ 08810

  3. Some of us became friends with Brother CJ Caufield when he was a resident student at Zarephath Bible Seminary and was working on the staff of the Pillar of Fire Church headquarters at Zarephath, NJ. We have been soliciting the prayers of the Lord’s people on his behalf. Fresh Ponds Chapel is the oldest church building in our community, having been built in 1840 as the Methodist Episcopal Church at Fresh Ponds. For nearly forty years if had been a part of the Methodist Protestant Church and was known as the Ebenezer Meeting House. This Hebrew word means: “Hitherto hath the Lord helped us.” May it be completely so for our friend CJ and those nearest and dearest to him.

  4. Thank you, Robert, for apprising us of this accident to CJ. And we are glad for the connection to this web-site which keeps us up-to-date. You will know, CJ, that Jesus has had his people interceding for you; and also for you, CJ;s family. We will let others here at Zarephath know.

  5. My prayers are extended to CJ and his family. May our lord Jesus watch over CJ. Heal his wounds and return to us stronger than ever. I do not know CJ personally but this website has prompted me to reach out and offer my prayers to him and his family Giod speed my friend for the lord will watch over you and bless you even in this time of uncertainty.

  6. My prayers are with CJ and his family also. CJ was a student at Zarephath when I was there. I will continously pray in faith for his complete healing.

  7. CJ, my college roommate and dear friend, is so loved by so many. Thanks to all who are praying for him and loving him from all over the country. He is a strong man, and I am lifting him up in my heart.

  8. I loved knowing CJ in college & am holding him before Jesus now. We’re asking Jesus to move in a substantial way & show His incredible love for CJ during these days.

  9. Friends all over the world are praying for your healing, CJ. You have served so many for so long and with a true servant’s heart — now it’s our turn. May you sense God-with-us is right there with you now, and may you experience His peace, joy and love in miraculous ways. May you regain full health and strength, CJ, and may your family feel the support of our prayers, too. Sending much love and a big hug from England!

  10. As one of many from Asbury that love CJ, we are praying for him daily knowing that God some something big in mind through this whole ideal.

  11. Praying for CJ here in Knoxville. CJ is a great man who has been used by God to change many lives. God Will heal you CJ.

  12. CJ has worked his life to serve the Lord – he is in His hands now and I feel confident the Great Physician is hard at work. We are all praying for you CJ – hang in there my friend. The grace and pease of our Lord be with you and our family.

  13. Back in the day @ Asbury – CJ made everyone smile.
    His humor, his faith, and his heart are a gift to all who
    have ever met him.
    CJ my prayers are with and for you. Jesus please heal CJ
    fully– give him and his family immeasurable faith, hope, and peace — and bring glory to Your name through this. May it be so.

  14. From Kosciusko, Mississippi
    CJ and Carrie are in our thoughts and prayer as he and Carrie fight this battle. They are greatly missed and loved by all in the community.

  15. CJ, your life, faithfulness, joy, humour, and service to God has been an inspiration to me and to many. Here in Latvia, we are lifting you up in prayer continually – for your complete healing, and God’s full provision. Around the world, you and your family are being held up in prayer.

  16. CJ brings joy and laughter to everyone he knows. He is a gift to everyone who knows him. I cannot hear his name without smiling. My heart goes out to CJ, his wife, kids and family at this time. You are all in my prayers. I pray that God will bring comfort, peace and healing to CJ and his family.
    With much love,

  17. We are lifting CJ up in prayer here in Hawaii. My heart hurts for the family, but I know the Lord has CJ in the palm of His hand!

  18. My friend since Junior High Camp!! I cannot hear your name without tons of funny/happy memories coming to mind. I am praying for you right this very minute and will continue to pray for you, my friend. May God Himself touch you with His healing hand! I know He is able. My love to you and your family.

  19. Its so amazing to see the amount of prayer warriors we have through Delanco Camp. What a praise to God knowing that he planted CJ in this ministry and that we can all give back through our prayers. Our hearts are all heavy and God is hearing our cries. Just continue to let your hearts rely on Him and Him alone.
    “Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10)

  20. Praying for peace, healing, wisdom, and a sense of how close the Holy Spirit is to you. Waiting in hopeful expectation of good news, and thankful of how others will draw nearer to God through your circumstance. Get better soon!!! :o)

  21. I am praying each and every day for CJ and to let Carrie know I am thinking of her during this time and Pray for healing, comfort and peace to surround her and CJ…..and for strength to bring him back home to Delanco and continue to be there for his people…..May the Lord guide the doctors healing hands to a full recovery. Please continue these updates as we are all concerned.

  22. Cj was someone I looked up to as a child and as an adult. I sat next to him almost every Sunday at church. I am praying every day and I know he is strong and will get through this. I love you CJ!

  23. cj we are praying for you here in millville at 4th umc. we are praying you will sense the closeness of Jesus and that He will give the dr’s wisdom and direction. we love you! the sooys

  24. cj, we love you and are praying expectantly….believing in a miracle for you. Looking forward to hearing your testimony once all this is behind you.
    Love you, man! Pam and Dave Rhodes

  25. C.J., my brother, my family and church are praying, and will continue to pray, for you for a speedy, miraculous, and supernatural recovery! And of course your family too!

    Keith Dunham and family!

  26. CJ, Do you have any idea how many lives you have touch and prayers going up for not only you, Carrie and all of your family but God will bring something good out of all of this and He will be glorified! We love you deeply and wake up each morning with you on our hearts and minds!

    Jerry, Connie & Jamie String XOXOXOX

  27. CJ, We are praying for you. As many have said, you bring laughter wherever you go. I haven’t seen you in years but I am sure it is still true. Laura is right, there are prayers going up for you all over the world. Lord Jesus, we pray that you would touch CJ’s body and heal him. Please return him to his family and to full health.

    Mark and Debbie

  28. “Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ name we come to you with boldness, standing on your word and upon the healing power through Jesus Christ and claim total and complete healing for CJ. We plead the healing, shed blood of Jesus over CJ’s entire mind, body, soul and spirit. We command and bind up all spirits that are evil, all infirmities, swelling, infection, excess fluid, bleeding and fever from his entire body and we command all organs, bones, his mind, emotions & body functions of all types to be whole, healed & holy in Jesus name! We thank you God that you will get the glory for your work in CJ by your power and spirit surging through CJ’s body even as we are here praying and asking & thanking you for doing so, even that by morning CJ is well and walking. We are thankful that you are a God who is Love and is able to do these very things and we look to you Lord with praise in our mouths, hearts and minds…above all prayer we pray Thy Will Be done with CJ for he is your servant in Christ Jesus! Thank you Father, thank you Jesus, thank you Holy Spirit Amen.” And we say, as the Lord teaches us in His word ” CJ you are healed, get up and walk”
    Pastors John & Tracie Kropinack

  29. CJ and Carrie; we are praying for God’s touch to be on you, We are praying that His breath will beathe into CJ.

  30. C.J. & Carrie,

    I just wanted to let you know that we are lifting y’all up in prayer down here in Mississippi. May God’s healing and comforting hand be upon you during this difficult time.

    Allen & Diane Roark
    Brandon, MS

  31. Thinking of you both with love …C. J. & Carrie. May God grant you His peace, healing and comfort during this time. We trust that the Lord will be your strength. We will continue to pray…..Love In Christ, Linda & Dick Haviland

  32. CJ and Carrie,

    You are in my thoughts and prayers. What a tragic accident made all the more difficult during the holiday season. It is bad enough that you are no longer with us here in the SE but then to now be in a hospital in a new community is just not fair. All of us down here wish there was something we could do to help. We miss you.

    Ken Skalitzky, Voluntary Agency Liaison, FEMA Region IV

  33. May God touch you with his healing hand. Let us all pray for this and strengh for Carrie.
    Bill Carr, Memphis Conf. UMC Disaster Coordinator

  34. CJ,
    We are so sorry to learn of your accident. We are keeping you in our prayers as you recover.

    Blessings as you heal,


  35. CJ & Carrie,

    To many people to list here are lifting you up.

    My prayer is that the best of CJ will join with the best of God and be triumphant in this struggle.

    Miss you, wayne

  36. Carrie and CJ…all of your friends at UMCOR join with so many of your friends all over the country in sending prayers your way for strength and healing.

  37. CJ and Carrie,

    We just want you both to know that we are still lifting you up in prayer. May God shower His healing mercies upon you.

    Allen & Diane

  38. CJs webgroup friends from 10-7 and Tears of A Cop are praying for him and would appreciate any updates we can get. Thank you for letting us know about him. CJ means a lot to me; he is very kind, and I hope he recovers fully and quickly. Sincerely, Kim Stone

  39. We continue to stand on God’s word believing for total and complete healing and restoration of CJ. We also are in prayer for his wife, family and friends…Let us be reminded of God’s word:
    Mk 11:22 “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered.
    “I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him.
    Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
    And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.’”

  40. Just a note to say that we are glad that you are better and that God DOES answer prayers.

    Allen & Diane Roark
    Brandon, MS

  41. CJ & Carrie,
    Glad to hear things are better. Waiting to hear more. Still praying still remembering. Love you both.

  42. Praises to our Lord and King! We are blessed overflowing to hear the good report of CJ being off vent and awake and responding! As we stand stong in faith and belief, may we all continue to raise the praise to our Creator for He is worthy of all praise! Ephesians 1:11-12 “Moreover, because of what Christ has done, we have become gifts to God that He delights in, for as part of God’s soverign plan we were choosen from the beginning to be His and all things happen just as he decided long ago. God’s purpose in this was that we should praise God and give glory to Him for doing these mighty things for us, who were the first to trust in Christ.”

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