Saturday, November 28, 2009

Funeral service will be Wednesday December 2nd at 11:00am in Morweena at the Morweena EMC church which will include service & burial followed by lunch.,-97.296982+to:morweena&geocode=FRxY-QIdn8k1-ikRKxr5-3PqUjFkyrnG-hoqKw%3B%3BFWYbCgMdUpEx-il9_80qjI7rUjFCAQX4m8YBJg&hl=en&mra=dme&mrcr=0&mrsp=1&sz=11&via=1&sll=50.944584,-97.253036&sspn=0.258716,0.727158&ie=UTF8&z=11

That same evening at 7:00pm in Winnipeg at Calvary Temple, 400 Hargrave there will be a service celebrating Ramona and her dreams and passions.
Peacefully, at 10:00 Friday evening Ramona passed away safely into the arms of Jesus. She is free.... and at peace, experiencing the fullness of our Lord in her perfectly restored body.
On behalf of the family, thank you to everyone for your prayers and support.

More details to follow...


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Well... here we are! This is for those of you who wonder who this mysterious "Jill" is! This is Ramona and I taken a few months back... actually back in May! So now, for those whom I have still not met, this is me! :) We were kinda joking around the idea of putting this up... so here ya go!

Anyway, continue to keep in prayer the issue of shortness of breath... seems to be an ongoing struggle, which then brings anxiety, and some not so fun stuff like that! I had an awesome time praying over Ramona this evening, just speaking rest and peace over her! So pray for the nights which are often so long! Thank you Lord that you bring JOY in the morning! Other things to keep in mind for prayer are issues like dry mouth which seems to come in the way of sleep, tumor on the left leg, and all other related pain. Thank you Lord that you know every detail that we don't even know! Ramona's heart is continually asking for more of Jesus... let's agree for that with her!
She (and Earl/family) continue to be incredibly grateful for all the prayers! It's awesome how people are praying all over the world, which equals to 24/7! WOW! It's also incredibly awesome to just feel the presence in Ramona's room! I was praying tonight and just feeling the shield of protection that surrounds that place... God is good! Let your presence fall even more in that place... continuing on the journey.... Lord, let your kingdom come!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Thanks so much for the encouraging comments and even reminding us of stuff we've said before. We have an incredible team of prayer warriors around us. There are hundreds of you reading this and praying for Ramona/us/the family. It's amazing to know that when we're to tired to even are praying.

Somebody had an excellent idea of posting specific prayer requests...
- we can see that the tumor on the left leg has grown significantly in the last few weeks
- it's easy for Ramona to be sort of anxious after essentially laying still for 11 days straight
- shortness of breath
- Ramona is very exhausted much of the time

Our list of things/people to be thankful for is also huge...including that Jill updates our blog when I don't feel like writing anymore... :)


(We actually have internet access in Ramona's room now!)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Hi everyone! Jill here again! :)
Just wanted to say thanks to everyone for continuing to pray and contend on Ramona's behalf! Praise God that the night after the last post everyone had a great night and was well rested the next day, including Ramona!
The last few days Ramona has been amazing!! Still very tired at times but it has been awesome to be able to chat with her and hear what's on her heart and mind!

I spoke with her the other day about posting about these running shoes and she told me that would be awesome! In Toronto I believe, someone felt that the Lord had spoken to them to tell Earl to buy Ramona running shoes... so the other day these are what were given to Ramona!!! It was a day where she was feeling pretty tired but remembered exactly why she was getting them!
So here's something you can also pray into... we look forward to the day when she puts on these running shoes and not only walks, but runs out of that hospital! :) Today, they were moved to a place where she could see them, and she even said how awesome it is to actually look at them!

Continue to pray for continued strength for Ramona! Praise God, she is feeling better!!!! As she continues to say, she just needs more of Jesus! I love that His strength is made perfect in our weakness! I shared a card with Ramona today, where I was reminded as I was writing in it, how his strength is being made perfect in her!!! I can't wait until God finds the perfect pair of lungs for Ramona!! What an exciting day that will be! I know that my God is faithful!! Continue to pray for everyone, for rest and just continued peace! I love to hear that Ramona feels peaceful. It's something for us to feel it, but knowing she does is awesome! God is good! Thank you on behalf of Earl & Ramona for the 1000's of prayers that are going out! And thanks to everyone who has brought and is bringing meals for the family... it has been such a blessing to them I know! I know both Earl and Ramona and their families are so grateful to everyone! Continue to contend and believe! He is able!!! I just speak complete restoration over Ramona... better than original!! :)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Hello everyone, this is Jill again, the official updater of the blog for now! :)
Yes, Ramona was at beyond on Sunday! She loved being there and was still talking about it yesterday (Monday)! We had a place for her to lay down and just soak up the Lord and she sure did!

I love to listen as she speaks out her thoughts to the Lord, even when she is so tired! How beautiful to hear her pray for an acceleration of her healing and then ask for more of Jesus! The presence of God is so real in her room. Nurses have come and even said that it is very peaceful... we know God is at work! The Holy Spirit is there... Ramona even said so as she knew and acknowledged when He walked in the room!! :) Beautiful....
The joy of the Lord is so evident as Earl's sister said, I don't think the nurses are used to so much laughter on a palliative care unit! But we have joy!! We do not fear because we know that God is present and real and loves Ramona so very much! He is her healer...

God is showing us that He is indeed faithful to us and to Ramona! Continue to pray that God would release heaven to her, that His kingdom would come and His will would be done NOW as it is in heaven! In His presence there is fullness and healing... we believe and continue to contend for the miraculous to be released!
Pray for rest, for everyone! What little rest is actually had, pray it is refreshing! Thank you to everyone who is rallying around and praying! It means so much to Earl, Ramona and their families! Words cannot express their gratitude!

As Ramona said today, "this cancer has to go" - let it be done Lord in Jesus Name!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Hi everyone, this is Jill writing on behalf of Earl and Ramona!
They wanted me to post an update so here we go!

Ramona, continues to be a warrior! She is a fighter no doubt about that!
It is evident that we are in a very real battle, a battle that is not just against flesh and blood... but thankfully we serve a GREAT BIG GOD who is bigger than our circumstance, way bigger than cancer!! AMEN!

Ramona is battling alot and in her tired state at times has trouble communicating, yet she appreciates so much the prayers that are going forth on her behalf... it is beautiful to see her light up when she is surrounded by Worship, family and friends! God is good and He is faithful!

Continue to pray and believe along with Earl, Ramona and their families. We are continuing to call on God to release heaven on earth, to allow His kingdom to come and His will to be done as it is done in heaven. Continue to contend with us, praying and believing steadily for Ramona's miracle. He is so near and His presence is felt... He is the same today as He was yesterday... He loves to heal. We believe He is Ramona's healer.
As someone said a while back God asks us not only to believe in Him but to believe Him!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Thanks for rallying around us. It's definitely crunch time now.
Ramona was admitted into palliative care today. Ramona was having trouble breathing, and when I brought her for radiation it was apparent she was having a lot of trouble. They immediately put her on 10 litres of oxygen...and she still feels like she is not getting enough air. She is too tired to effectively communicate.

I don't know how many hundreds of times I've thanked everyone for praying......

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Thanks everyone for all your prayers. I need them now more than ever. I'm having severe difficulty breathing. I am constantly on 2 litres of oxygen. Even on the oxygen I feel like I'm short of breath. Every day things seem to get worse. I'm also coughing a lot. I can't really eat, and when I do I seem to throw up. I'm terrified. I feel like I'm about to die. I need my miracle right now. Please join me in praying.....

Thanks for your praying you guys. Ramona woke up half an hour ago and managed to keep from throwing up. The above message is what I wrote for her.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

So...I guess our blog is missing a few important life details.

We're back from Toronto. It was one of the most incredible trips we've taken.

Unfortunately, Ramona was starting to feel pretty sick out there already and by Tuesday night we were in emergency at St. B. Ramona is still admitted in the hospital.

A CT scan done Wednesday showed that the tumors have again grown significantly. Emergency radiation is underway to manage some of the symptoms such as pain and hopefully shortness of breath. Ramona has also been coughing quite a bit. These last few days have involved a lot of antibiotics as well. Doctors have hypothesized almost every possible cause of the fevers/shortness of breath/tachycardia/coughing. When we first arrived in emergency we were given the impression that things were very serious.

It looks like maybe the tumors themselves are causing most of the issues.

Thanks for praying! The miracle is needed ASAP!