Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I feel like I'm in the all too familiar state of being entirely overwhelmed. Check out a piece of this email....



Our lives are brightened by the memory of Ramona, her beautiful smile and her huge heart for Jesus and the poor.
May her compassion and joy, triumphant even in the face of terminal illness, be multiplied to many precious souls among the desperately needy children of Africa.
Here in Pemba we are naming a baby house after her and know that Jesus will honor Ramona with His rich presence among all the children who will feel the love of God in this very special and anointed house.

Much love in Jesus,

Heidi and Rolland
and all of Iris Ministries




Wow! When Trev first read this to me, the first reaction in my mind is that I couldn't wait to tell Ramona that Heidi had named a baby house after her.........

I know Ramona would be incredibly excited.

I want to throw out an encouragement to our blogging community. This is an awesome time to pray into some of the dreams/visions/ideas that Ramona had. God obviously has something amazing in store...

I'm not exactly sure how frequently I'll be posting but this story is definitely not over yet....

- Earl

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

What an amazing thing for Ramona's memory to be honoured in such a wonderful way.

I'm glad you'll continue to post. After so many years, I just always feel the need to check in and find out what to pray for next.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!!

This brings so much joy to my heart... Wow! Ramona definitely would've been beside herself in excitement! Wow...

Jill

Amber said...

My heart is happy reading this post. How awesome that Ramona's dreams & passions didn't come to an end when she left this earth for heaven...she has touched so many lives and the amazing heart that she had is going to continue to touch lives. It's exciting, and it's so great to see you trusting that God has something amazing in store through all of this. Blessings to you today Earl, may God continue to go with you and may you feel Him and His loeve in such a powerful way.

Amber said...

*love

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord!:) How awesome is that...A baby house named after Ramona.Her memory will carry on...I have been praying that God would meet the needs in the area of the orphanage.I believe those dreams are going to be answered..."ALL" Things work together for good to those who love the Lord.Romans 8:28..I believe it's going to be BIG too.How exciting it is to see what God is going to do.Bless you & thanks for keeping us all posted.
In Christs Love Janet

Anonymous said...

Jan here again.It just came to me after I sent my comment.Ramona knows already,because Jesus told her,& they are having a BIG party for her now in HEAVEN.She is very delighted!!!God Bless You

Brigitte & lilou said...

very nice Earl, Ramona is the perfect angel for these babies...

Brigitte

Anonymous said...

I've been following your blog.... you don't know me personally, but we have friends in Arbourg and the area.

We've been carrying you on our hearts daily.

I wanted to comment on what you said about "the story is not over yet...."

We've been saying that as a family at our house because of current situations here. We know the end of Job's story, and Joseph's story, Noah and Moses...but when they were living it, they didn't know the end.

We are living a current story..... and you are so right, it is not over yet.

Leslie

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! Leslie,Very blessed comment.That is so true.God is not finished yet.Great and mighty things are going to happen.Earl keep believing that.Praise God!
In Christs Love
Janet

prodigalpondering said...

wow that is amazing and so awesome that Ramona's memory is honored in such a special way, That is a blessing from God to have a baby house named after her...Praise Jesus...My heart is in joy just reading your post Earl! Have a wonderful Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Dearest Earl and Family,

I'm at a loss for words when I found out of Ramona's passing. I'm sorry for your loss. Ramona was a beautiful person inside and out. I am grateful for having been enlightened in meeting her. I can imagine that Ramona is now living amongst the angels looking over everyone she loves.

I am glad to hear that Ramona's memory will carry on in things that are cause-worthy and so dear to her heart. I hope you'll continue to keep writing this blog.

Every good wishes,
Kitty

Anonymous said...

I agree - please keep writing. I followed your blog from the beginning & with little contact to your community I felt like the story line was dropped when Ramona passed away.
Altho the pain of missing her will never go away, we'd love to read the rest of your story.

candacemichelle said...

That's just like God eh? Ramona's House, filled with children. He is a faithful Dad who knows exactly how to care for His children and where He wants them to be.

He has a good place for you to be too Earl. I absolutely believe that! And believing these next few days will be life affirming for you as the Lord continues to pour out His Spirit on you, in you and through you. I'm expecting the Lord to blow your minds in about a week or so :-) and I'll be emailing you guys to find out what the Lord has done!

Blessings on you Earl!
Candace :-)

Anonymous said...

You may want to check out the website www.prayforkate.com.
I feel foolish telling you about it, but can't shake the promptings to let you know about it.

Leslie

Anonymous said...

Earl & family,
I am thinking & praying for you all on this Christmas day.May the closeness of our Lord Jesus Christ comfort you all.
With Love Janet

Anonymous said...

Thank-you to whoever posted Becki's tribute.Ypu are so right Becki,Ramona was always glowing.How blessed I am to of known her & Earl.She sure touched my life too.Keep strong my dear sister in the Lord.There is a new chapter in this journey,& it's going to be so great.God has more for you all still.Continued prayer is going out for all of you.
In Christs Love Janet

Anonymous said...

Sorry ther was a spelling error."You" not ypu. sorry :)
Janet

nelda said...

Earl, Just happened to see her picture in the newpaper and went to check and sure enough, she got her wish to be nearer to Jesus. I've been keeping an eye on this blog and am realy glad that you are holding on in faith that God's work continues. Nel

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