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Hi Debbie. We are Wendy Kalilimoku Washenko's parents and we'd like to add our prayers to your list. Don't know if you remember us from Bangkok, but we loved all you girls in Wendy's class. Nice bunch of girls. Your daughter is adorable..just like a little pixie doll. Just look at all this ourpouring of love. We'll pray for a speedy recovery...
Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Kalilimoku (Mary & Jerry) <>
mo USA - Friday, April 06, 2001 at 23:35:45 (CDT)
My dearest Debbie,
You are so dearly loved. As I read the messages on this page I see the love that I have for you is found in every person that has ever had the joy of meeting you. You are an amazing woman - an amazing woman of faith. If anyone could come through this, it is you, through your faith, love and your love and joy for life itself.
I hope you know there are a ton of people here at Pepperdine praying for you. The Lamberts, the Phillips and the Wilsons especially send their love.
I am praying for you continually, but ESPECIALLY as you are without Aurora right now. I know that is probably the most painful part of these tests. I also know that she is being spoiled rotten by her aunts, and very well taken care of. I anticipate the joy and comfort you will receive when you are able to hold her in your arms again - a precious gift from God.
If there is ANYTHING in this world I can do for you, please do not hesitate to ask.
I love you tons.
Wink & Michael & Justin (and did you know our second little one is on the way?) :)

Linda Truschke (Winkie) <>
CA USA - Friday, April 06, 2001 at 17:52:58 (CDT)
Dear Debbie & Dewey,
I am from Marietta, Ga., and I had the pleasure of meeting the two of you about 5 or 6 years ago in France. Karen N. is my dear friend and while visiting--she had you, Hugh, and your dear missionary friends who were connected with an orphanage in Bulgaria(?) over for dinner.In any case, Karen and I always refer to that evening as our "international dinner party" at the Chateau. What a delightful memory it has been for me & I remember you well.
I've printed the picture of the THREE of you, now, to put on my mirror--so that each and every day I'll be reminded to send thoughts and prayers to God for courage, healing, and strength. I know that you will be in the best hands with Dewey and your sisters caring for you. If you have ANY needs at all, please don't hesitate to call me. I'm not far away.

Love, Kathy

P.S. Aurora is beautiful!

Kathy Fox <>
Ga USA - Friday, April 06, 2001 at 17:05:08 (CDT)
My brother, Scott, was flooded with prayer warriors and an amazing medical staff when he was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor a year ago. He has successfully survived surgery, radiation, chemo, and high-dose chemo and is alive and very well--back in medical school as we speak. You will be amazed at how doors and windows will open for you on your journey, and there will be no doubt that the Holy Spirit is guiding you through this miserable, dark time. Here is a quote that helps me. I found it in the Garden of Gethsemane about 10 years ago. "You, O Jesus, in Gethsemane in deepest night and agony spoke these words of surrender and trust to God the Father...(Matt. 26:39). In gratitude and love I want to say with You, in my hours of fear and trouble,"My Father, I do not understand You, but I trust You."

Much love--we've added you to our family prayer list.
Robbie Robinson Hutchens

Robbie Robinson Hutchens <>
TN USA - Friday, April 06, 2001 at 16:23:20 (CDT)
Dearest Debbie, (and Dewey and Aurora of course)
You have been in our thoughts constantly, and our prayers. I have made a batch of choclate souffles and some other little champagne thingys to cheer you up. I'll keep them safe here in California til you are ready for them. Love and kisses to you all.
Ed and Angeline

Ed and Angeline Bell
ca USA - Friday, April 06, 2001 at 16:18:51 (CDT)
Hi-just wanted to send you a quick note. By now you are probably back from the hospital and resting up. I'm so sorry that you will have no contact with your little Sug for a while- I'm glad that your sisters are there to help with Aurora and give her extra special loving. We are thinking of you always and we can't wait to see you when you get back to Atlanta.
Michelle Sloan
USA - Friday, April 06, 2001 at 16:02:59 (CDT)
Dear Debbie and Dewey,

I believe we have only met once close to 10 years ago at Karen's house where we sang very badly with John Castlebury and a guitar! HoweverI feel I know a lot about you as Karen through out the years has always talked about her visits with you. Karen told me recently of your news and I just wanted to let you know you were in my thoughts in prayers.

Yours Truly,
Heather McGee

Heather McGee <
CA USA - Friday, April 06, 2001 at 15:46:04 (CDT)
Dear Debbie, Dewey, and Aurora,

We have been praying for you all since we heard the news. You obviously have so many people surrounding you with love, prayers, and support, and we know that God is faithful to His people!

Sonja (Tami's old roommate at ACU), Jeff and Isabela Dumo

Sonja Dumo <>
CA USA - Friday, April 06, 2001 at 15:30:09 (CDT)
Dear Debbie, I was reading an email from David Walker whom our congregation supports and he told of your recent diagnosis. I am a cancer survivor of a little over a year
and my message to you is what your mother talked about in her message-put all your trust, faith, hope and prayer in our Father above. He will take care of you and yours!

Peggy J. Glasgow
AL USA - Friday, April 06, 2001 at 15:18:34 (CDT)
Debbie, Dewey, and Aurora,

This is a beautiful websight for a beautiful family!
We are so thankful that we were able to spend time with
you in Cambria last weekend and we look forward to more
beautiful times together.
You know that you three are in my prayers and will continue
to be. Ed and I love you all very much.
Angeline & Ed

Angelin Bell <>
ca USA - Friday, April 06, 2001 at 15:09:06 (CDT)
Debbie and Dewey,

My thoughts and prayers are with you both and Aurora too. My Mom sends her love to you. Ashley also wanted me to let you know that she is thinking of you. If you need any encouragement please call me at any time.



Karen Fox <>
CA USA - Friday, April 06, 2001 at 12:31:05 (CDT)
Judy, Earl, Sherri, Earl R., Michael and Tami,
I just want you to know that our prayers are with you all, too! I remember the day Deb was born, spending so much time with you all when she was little and how full of light and sunshine she always was then. We will keep praying that God sustains you all witht he strength to keep giving her all your strength as Debbie, Dewey and Aurora return to Atlanta. This is such a curable cancer and we live in a time that the doctors know so much more. I am just so very grateful that Debbie researched and found out about this and insisted upon the test. I will hold onto that as a sign that God directed her to that information, he will direct her and the doctors through her COMPLETE recovery.
I just re-read my message to Debbie and there are so many misspellings, please forgive me. The tears are hard to type through. Judy, please take care of yourself, too.

- Friday, April 06, 2001 at 09:57:51 (CDT)
I feel very blessed that God has given us these past couple of weeks to visit with you, Dewey and precious Auroa.
What a fantastic day in the park. I was remembering when you were about 5 and while I was spending the summer with you all, you were sick. It didn't phase you at all. You were happy, bubbly, full of giggles and music. I pray that even though this is a hard time that God will fill you up with all these emotions to ease you, Dewey and Aurora through this. I, David your cousins, Laurel, Cole and Amanda, are praying daily for God to give you strength, hope and the doctor's wisdom to make your light shine brightly. Our God is an awesome all powerful one and we know that you couldn't be in stronger more gentle hands. I will see you this weekend and bring you "PICKLES" and of course "bubbles". We love you so very much and hope these messages help you get through this day a little easier.

Love ya bunches, Aunt Karen

Aunt Karen <>
Colfax, CA USA - Friday, April 06, 2001 at 09:47:51 (CDT)
Debbie, Our family is on our knees praying for your family for healing. Our tears cry out to God to remove all this cancer from your body.We all do Believe and are assured He is listening to our petition. We all give Him the glory and praise for the miracles in all our lives. He is holding you with strength and love we can only imagine. Remember the love my family has for you and all your family. You are and will be a constant prayer in our lives. Trust Him to answer soon. Your family is precious to Him and to many other families. Because of Him, Barbara,Robert,Mark and Nathan Harrell
Barbara Boon Harrell
- Friday, April 06, 2001 at 09:02:32 (CDT)
Cathy Holford sent me your request. I pray that our Father in Heaven will now bless and free Debbie of this cancer that is not wanted. We rebuke this disease and claim Debbie's healing on the basis of Jesus' suffering. Is. 53:4,5 Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows: Yet we have esteemed Him stricken, smitten of God and afflicted but He was wounded for our transgressions,He was bruised for our iniquities: The chastisement of our peace was upon Him;and with His stripes we are healed." Lord we believe in Your promises to us. You bear the name of "Yahweh-Rapha" God our Healer. We come against all the works and scheming of the enemy and declare that we have the victory that Jesus Christ has already won for us. We apply these promises on behalf of Debbie, and plead bodly for your great mercy to come and take away her pain and her disease. We know that we have the commission to preach the gospel and heal the sick. We also know that your word is accompanied by testifying signs and wonders. Send forth your word and heal now this precious daughter of Yours, Father. We know your goodness and mercy and we ask that you would now bestow that healing and removal of this affliction to Debbie, Your princess, an heir together with Jesus. We bless you and praise You dear Father and ask that this be done as a testimony of Your Sovereignty over disease and all the works of the enemy. Restore Debbie to complete healing with no pain, only joy in what You, Jehovah-Jireh our Provider has done for Your great glory to destroy all the works of the enemy. In You, we make our boast all the day long! We praise you for Your great love, in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.!!Hallelujah!!!

Tim Titus
- Friday, April 06, 2001 at 08:21:39 (CDT)
Our family will be praying for you and your family. We know He loves you enough that He has everything taken care of. May God bless always.
Dee Lott
- Friday, April 06, 2001 at 08:03:51 (CDT)
Dearest Pixie, Dumplin, Debbie-Doodlebug,
Now you know who sends you this message of deepest love before you get to the end :)
How I wish I could be there with you these next few days! However, God is blessing you with Sherri & Tami and because I have prayed earnestly to know the best things to do each moment, I know this is His plan and it will give you great comfort to know they will be playing with and caring for your/our sweet Aurora. We are preparing everything for you here as we pray for you constantly as well as for Dewey & Aurora. What great comfort we feel as we read & reread the wonderful notes from our friends around the world! Our God is beyond AWESOME! We put everything in His hands as we look for the blessings ahead. Our cup truly runs over.

May you feel great comfort each moment today and everyday knowing that He loves you and Dewey and Aurora more than we can even imagine.

I rejoice in Him for you!

With the love only I (your Maman) can have for you.

- Friday, April 06, 2001 at 06:05:26 (CDT)
Dear Debbie & Dewey
I was very sad when I heard about the challenges that you are facing. I can't begin to imagine what you must be going through. I wanted you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. It was encouraging to read the email you sent to your dad yesterday and to see the strength of your faith (although Dewey, metal! - you could do better than that!). I do pray that your faith will stay strong, that you will have the continued support of your brethren, that Aurora will bring you much joy and laughter especially when you are low, and that God will bless you with healing. Know that the brethren in Northampton will be praying for you.
With much love
David Walker

David Walker
- Friday, April 06, 2001 at 05:38:07 (CDT)
Debbie...I've added you and your family to my prayers.

Don't forget...

"...Yay though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil, for Thou art with me..."


Maynard Goldsmith
- Friday, April 06, 2001 at 04:30:26 (CDT)
Praying for you Debbie. I will send this webpage to other friends as well.
- Friday, April 06, 2001 at 03:35:14 (CDT)
Dear Everybody who has written in so far, thank you for your thoughts, prayers, and light, and positive energy.
your messages are as healing to debbie as any chemo will be.
she checks numerous times each day for any new ones.
tommorrow will be a difficult day, scans and x-rays, but everyday the sun rises, and i have Debbie and Aurora with me, is a good day,
We will look back on this as the worst of times, and the best of times,
so much love in the world...Smile!

- Friday, April 06, 2001 at 02:23:21 (CDT)
Debbie, Dewey and sweet Aurora.
We continue to have you in all of our daily (even hourly) prayers. You and your entire family mean quite a lot in my life personally.
I came across the following and thought You would gleen something from it.

"When Jesus healed the woman in Matthew 9, he told her that her faith has made her well. He was also saying to her, you're very special to me, daughter. I know you don't have anything to offer me; but your Father has not forgotten you" Our Savior says the same to us when we need his healing hand.
Jeseu and his desciples saw a blind man while walking down the road. The disciples said "Jesus who has sinned?" Jesus answered "NO one sinned" Then Jesus healed the man. and he eternally answered that our pain is not a result of our sin. God is not so small that he would zap us for making a mistake. This passages teached just the opposite: Our Savior is not asleep; Jesus is alive and well and interested in our pain.

We have a father who is filled with compassion, a feeling Father who hurts when his children hurt,We serve a God who says that even when we're under pressure and feel like nothing is going to go right, he's waiting for us, to embrace us whether we succeed or fail,

He doesn't come quarreling and wrangling and forcing his way into anyone's heart. He comes into our hearts like a gentle lamb...not a roaring lion."
Father, forgive us all for the times that we have questioned you; forgive us for the times we've doubted or cried "why me"Forgive us for the times we've shaken our heads and pounded our fists against the earth and cried "Lord, where are you?" For Father, we know that you have been right here with us...You've carried us through the valley and you and you alone have given us strength. Please be with Debbie and her family for now and for always.
Robert & Thamara Howell

Robert & Thamara Howell
- Thursday, April 05, 2001 at 22:39:07 (CDT)
Sweet Debbie, I am so sorry to hear of this bad news. You were always a great friend of our children while you and they were together in Bangkok. We love you and thank God for your service to Him through the years. Troy told us about this problem and my heart has been heavy with it since. I don't claim to understand God's work in His people, but I trust that He works all things for the good of them that love Him. In the last ten years here in Phuket, Thailand I have had my left femur broken, my left knee cap, my left shin broken in two places along with my right foot and then last not too long ago I broke my left hip. I don't know the reason for all this, but I do trust God and know that He has everything in control and with faith He works it all out to the good of our souls and His kingdom. "Cast all your anxiety upon him, because he careth for you." He has proven His great love to us in the cross that His only Son endured for us, He will never let you down. Know that from the moment I heard till now I have not ceased to pray for you and yours. We love you and God loves you even more than we can understand. He holds you in His hand. Peace be in your heart as you face the coming days. Know we will not cease to be praying for you.
Loren & Penny

Loren Hollingsworth
- Thursday, April 05, 2001 at 21:50:51 (CDT)
The Bridges family has always been and will always be close to my heart. Our family attended Earl and Judy's graduation from Sunset School of Preaching. Then, after they were our missionaries in Thailand I visited them in Thailand. The Melbourne Church of Christ, where I am an elder sponsored the family in Thailand and then we sponsored each of the children in the AIM Program. Presently, I am preparing for a mission trip to Guyana, South America, but I pray for Debbie and the family each time I think of them during the day. May God richly bless you and give you comfort during this difficult time.
Jack Tomlinson
- Thursday, April 05, 2001 at 21:04:03 (CDT)
Dear Dewey & Debbie,
Our hearts are beating constantly with you now as you face this great testing of your faith. As Jesus walks beside you, He will fill you with courage and endurance. As the load seems too heavy, let Him carry you lovingly, tenderly. I have found great comfort & peace in His big strong arms. We are praying always for you and your precious Aurora.
With deep love & affection, Your friend joemc
*Matthew 11:28-30

Joe & Sybil McReynolds & family
- Thursday, April 05, 2001 at 21:03:12 (CDT)
Dearest Franklins,
Our hearts are with you, we're in prayer for you all daily. God truly works in mysterious ways, your faith and endurance will be rewarded. As God is our witness you will be in our prayers daily, God bless you all.

Gordon & Pam Trice
- Thursday, April 05, 2001 at 20:11:29 (CDT)
Hi Debbie, Dewey & Aurora! I have always felt a kinship to you because of all that Tami & Fritz have told me about the way you love and nurture each other & Aurora. Our daughter, Erica, is four days older than Aurora, and she, like Aurora, sleeps with us, is still nursing, and I've never been away from her for more than five or six hours. When I heard that you would have to be away from Aurora for 72 hours straight, I truly felt your pain. So my prayer for you now is that you feel a deep sense of peace, joy and even adventure through this strange time of having to trust others with your precious child. Tami and Sherri will be GREAT at entertaining, nurturing, and loving Aurora while you take care of your body. I will be praying just as fervently for Aurora's sense of peace and joy. And Dewey -- I just can't imagine what all this is like for you. I'll be praying non-stop for you, too!
Please know that the entire college community of Lees-McRae is joining me in prayer -- as is my prayer group in Washington,D.C. I hope you feel the peace. Love, Rachel McClure (Banner Elk, NC)

Rachel McClure
- Thursday, April 05, 2001 at 19:43:07 (CDT)
Dearest Debbie and Family:
Please know that you and your family are in our prayers. Your parents are and still a part of our church family.
May you have a successful quick recovery. God bless and comfort you and your family during this struggle. I (Sue) am a cancer survivor. Prayer has saved and sustained me.
Our Christian love, Gene and Sue Glover, Melbourne, FLorida

Gene and Sue Glover, Melbourne Church of Christ
- Thursday, April 05, 2001 at 17:28:18 (CDT)
Our son Shane and Fritz shared a house @ ACU. I am praying for your full recovery. May you be gently held in the palm of God's hand while you trust in him.

I am including my husband's testimony delivered to Highland Church of Christ on December 5, 1999.
"There are some things that I don't know, but there are some things that I do know.

God is in control.

I believe that with all my heart. I know that God can do any miracle He desires. I know that if it is God's plan, He can heal me. But I want you to understand that I also know this: my physical well being is not a test for God: it is not a test of God's mercy; it is not a test for the faithfulness of this church; it is not a test for the power of your prayers; because God has healed me.

He has healed every one of us that have already called on His name. I know that just as well as I know my own name. I know that I have been healed, and I have been forgiven. God has forgiven me, and He has saved me.

We know how all this comes out.

That is the beauty of all of this. We have no confusion about how all this comes out. We see a lot of the power of Satan in the world, but we know that the battle has been won by God. It is not a negotiated peace; it is over. God won. What ever God's plan is for my physical health, I pray that my family's faith will remain strong and that this church's faith will remain strong."

Don's Blessing

"May the spirit of Christ be renewed in each of us. May the saltiness of our tears wash away our doubts and all our fears. May we claim quiet strength in suffering. May we never, never lose our faith in You. May each heart here be filled to overflowing with God's hope. May our united voices proclaim your healing love for each of our souls, no matter what happens. May we say to each other and the world around us, 'God will take care of us.'"

I am praying for God's truth to be your healing balm!
Latimer Bowen

Latimer Bowen
- Thursday, April 05, 2001 at 17:04:33 (CDT)
You and your family are in my prayers that God will heal
you. His blessings are boundless. Be strong, for this is just
another trial He has given you. God Bless you.

Carol Martin/Highland Church
- Thursday, April 05, 2001 at 15:20:36 (CDT)
Debbie, we've never met, but we've heard much about you from Fritz and Tami, seen pictures of your beautiful daughter and admired your husband's artwork. You are in our thoughts and prayers every day, and we are among the legions who await more news about your situation. Just this week, I've read e-mails (through my work) exchanged among health care professionals (not necessarily even believers themselves) who were marveling at the healing powers of prayer. You have an army of prayer warriors petitioning Him for you. I hope you find some small comfort in that...
Ragan and Marc Morrow
North Atlanta Church of Christ

Ragan and Marc Morrow
- Thursday, April 05, 2001 at 15:02:33 (CDT)
My mother works at Tadpoles with your sisters and she shared your situation with us. You will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers as you and your family face the days ahead. Take comfort in knowing that your brothers and sisters in Christ everywhere are praying for you and that our God is bigger than anything we face. May God bless you and give you and your family courage, strength and peace. "For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus." Rom. 8:38-39

Jason and Lisa Nelson
- Thursday, April 05, 2001 at 14:48:11 (CDT)
Hi Debbie,

All the family here at Melbourne Church of Christ are praying for you and your family.


Kathy Simpson
- Thursday, April 05, 2001 at 14:23:48 (CDT)
Dearest Debbie, Dewey & Aurora,
We are friends of Sherri and Larry Boon, and love them dearly. Although we are not related physically, we are brothers and sisters in Christ. When one of our family members hurts, we all hurt! When one is discouraged, we all are! We will stand in agreement with you for total healing in the name of Jesus! We will continue to pray for your healing that Jesus gets all the glory. Phil 4:4-7 "Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." We are praying for the peace that only the Lord can give and the rest in HIM! HE IS ABLE! Please know that you are loved deeply and may your faith and trust rest in the creator of the universe!
With much love of the Lord Jesus, The Wallenstein's

Joe, Sandy, Aaron, Faith & Kara Wallenstein
- Thursday, April 05, 2001 at 13:31:52 (CDT)
Hi Debbie~
Fritz and Tami are friends of mine, we attended the same church in Abilene, Texas and also Fritz was the creator of the first website for the ministry that I work for, World Wide Youth Camps.

Just a note to let you know that I am trusting the Father for your complete healing. Nothing at all is impossible or difficult for Father God, He holds all of you, Dewey, Debbie, and Aurora, in the palm of His hand. That is the safest place to be! He hears and acts on every prayer that is spoken. The prayers of the righteous are powerful and effective. James 5:16 Believe it!

Blessings and Perfect Peace to you, Sister~
Love, Tracy

Tracy Seall
- Thursday, April 05, 2001 at 12:55:04 (CDT)
Debbie, You and your beautiful family are in my prayers. I recieved the message because I'm attached to the World Wide Youth Camp family, in which Fritz Miller designed our first web page. Funny how God travels messages and connections. I beg you to remember that we serve a God who loves us beyond our imagination and LONGS for us to depend fully on Him. HE IS A GOD OF HEALING....even in today's world :)

In love,

Cheri Griffin <>
Sulphur Springs, TX USA - Thursday, April 05, 2001 at 12:54:36 (CDT) thoughts and prayers are with you..I am an RN now and have worked in oncology...I know what you and your family must be going through. I will hold you in my thoughts and pray for a full recovery...Debbie remember the old days at ISB? You hold a special place in my heart. I still have dreams of returning to Bangkok one day and visit our old haunts...
Love to you and your family,

Wendy L Washenko formerly Wendy Kalilimoku
- Thursday, April 05, 2001 at 09:21:29 (CDT)

A friend of your father's, John Cassady, now our friend, informed us of your situation. We read all of the messages of encouragement and want to add ours. In our lives, their are goals and obstacles. We all know your goal is to recover fully. With faith and the many prayers made in your name, you can. Just remember to keep your eye on the goal and ignore the obstacles. Our prayers and thoughts are also with you and your family.

Don & Marti Long

Don & Marti Long
- Thursday, April 05, 2001 at 09:03:58 (CDT)
Dear Debbie,
Some dear friends of ours (John and Brenda Cassady) told us about your situation. We want you to know that you will be in our prayers.
Have FAITH and take one day at a time. Remember that Jesus is always by your side and that ALL of us are here to support you. With this kind of support, how can you go wrong? You are not alone and will never be.
Pray, have faith, and BELIEVE!!!

Bill & Lisa Hernandez

Bill and Lisa Hernandez
- Thursday, April 05, 2001 at 08:47:45 (CDT)
Dear Debbie,
Having experienced the power of God in healing, we know that he is truly an awesome God. Since we know what wonderful faith you and your loving family have, we are sure that he will answer your calls for help. Jesus said for us to have faith and to not doubt, but to believe that what he says will happen, and it will be done. "Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours." He gives us hope, sweet hope. We are trusting in him to bring you through this trial of fire, Debbie. When Bill suffered a terrible brain injury after a fall, we had to stay focused on the Lord and the miracles that he brings to us. We pray for your body to be healed. We pray for your sweet baby to feel your love while you must be apart. We pray for Dewey and his many concerns. We pray that the Holy Spirit will comfort you as you go through tests and procedures that will cure you. Let Him wrap you in his loving spirit and feel confident that He is near. Much love,Debbie...hang tough! Love, Barbara from the Melbourne church

Barbara and Bill Peeler
- Thursday, April 05, 2001 at 08:21:15 (CDT)
- Thursday, April 05, 2001 at 08:05:06 (CDT)
Dearest Debby,
I am writing a new song for you called "Country Garden". It's about you,Dewey and Aurora living in a beautiful home, in a wonderful place,enjoying God,each other and nature. I can see you there. It's the best place I could dream for you. I am praying for you and requesting prayer from all my friends and from their church groups. I pray that your healing comes quickly and that you can relax in God during this hard climb.
Love Always,
John and Marcie

John Castleberry <>
Murfreesboro, TN 37130 - Thursday, April 05, 2001 at 05:25:04 (CDT)
Dear Debbie,

You are in our prayers for your healing. Troy H. told us of your struggles and we are praying for you and your family. May God be with you always.

eric and tammie

Eric & Tammie Marr
- Thursday, April 05, 2001 at 05:12:42 (CDT)
Dearest Debbie, Dewey and Aurora,
Please, know that we love you and pray for you daily. The Lord will hear all these prayers. Also, Christians in Zagreb, Croatia will lift their voices for you. We would love to see all three of you again at the beautiful Adriatic. Yours in His love and mercy, Mladen and Dragica Jovanovic (

Mladen and Dragica Jovanovic, Zagreb -- Croatia
- Thursday, April 05, 2001 at 01:41:47 (CDT)
Dewey, Debbie & Aurora,
My love and prayers are with you. . . each time I see the sunrise and set across the fields of sunflowers, wheat, and corn - my thoughts will turn to you - France awaits your return.
With love,

Karen Normandy
- Thursday, April 05, 2001 at 00:51:29 (CDT)



- Thursday, April 05, 2001 at 00:24:48 (CDT)
Debbie, Dewey and Aurora..I just want you to know how many people in Woodstock GA especially @ Woodstock Church of Christ are praying for you. We had a special prayer in the devo service, another in the ladies class and another with a group of very special friends who gathered in the library. Also, my daughter Lisa and her husband Jason attend Oak Hill Church of Christ in Rome, GA. They have your name on the public prayer list and many folks there are praying for you daily. Many in both congregations have expressed and interest in sending you cards. If you would like this you can contact me through

I wanted to send this special thought along also..
"Where is God when we hurt? Where is he when sleep won't come? Where is he when we awaken in a hospital bed with pain that won't subside? He's right here. He hung on the gallows to prove once and for all, with pierced hands and bloodstained face--that he's here--that he didn't creat the hurt, but he came to take it away. When you hurt, God hurts with you, When you wipe away tears of pain, frustration or anguish, in heaven there's a pierced hand approaching a heavenly face wiping away a tear.

Sometimes storms of life come to teach us that God is in control, that we must lean on him. We should serve God even if there is darkness enveloping our life and even if we don't understand what's happening...even when the circustances of our life don't make sense. Because he is worthy of praise, because he is God.

We do care so very much. I just wish there was more I could do. We will have you in our prayers constantly and without ceasing.

Thamara Howell
Tadpoles, Town Center

Thamara and Robert Howell
- Wednesday, April 04, 2001 at 23:08:28 (CDT)
Dewey, Debbie, & Aurora, You are in our thoughts and prayers!
Louis, Carolyn, Abigail & Alaina Stratton
- Wednesday, April 04, 2001 at 21:26:59 (CDT)
Dear Debbie, Dewey, and Aurora,
You are in our thoughts, in our hearts, in our prayers. We are thankful for you and love you. God be with you.

Sheila and Drazen Vamplin
- Wednesday, April 04, 2001 at 21:05:07 (CDT)
Debbie, We have never met. We are Pam's Parents. We have met several members of your family and we are impressed with their Godly lifestyle. Sunday, we had our Church pray
for you. We want to say that during the prayer we could strongly sense the loving presense of the Lord Jesus and could tell that you are very special to Him. He loves and cares for you very much. We sensed so much love when we read the messages on this page. You are loved and a special person. Some time ago we found some music on the web by a lady (Destinae Rae) who survived cancer and that led us to the following site. . At the bottom of the first page click next then at the bottom of the second page click on survivors to read her story. We don't know anything about this and are not recommending it but it might be helpful in your battle against cancer. We would like to share this scripture with you.

Psalms 28:6 thru 9

6. Blessed be the Lord,
Because He has heard the voice of my supplication.
7. The Lord is my strength and my shield;
My heart trusts in Him and I am helped;
and with my song I shall thank Him.
8. The Lord is their strength,
And He is a saving defense to His anointed.
9. Save Thy people, and bless Thine inheritance;
Be their shepherd also, and carry them forever.

We will continue to pray for you
God Bless You
Milton and Donna

Milton and Donna Stratton
- Wednesday, April 04, 2001 at 18:51:48 (CDT)
Debbie, we met one time at your parent's house in Florida on one of your trips back from France. I (Sharla) went to high school with your dad and then we met again later and got into Excel.

No ones know until they have walked in your shoes. It is so easy to say keep up your spirit and know that the Lord will be with you to others. I keep thinking of Lance Armstrong and how he overcame the odds. His dr. is here in Atlanta too. You are young and have the spunk to overcome this. If you are just going through the motions and are in a state of shock or whatever, it is OK. The Lord will carry you through this. Every prayer uttered or even thought will be answered. You are a child of God. He loves you. Keep remembering this. We will keep praying.

Love Sharla and Dick Gardner

Sharla and Dick Gardner
- Wednesday, April 04, 2001 at 17:57:11 (CDT)
Dear Debbie and Dewy,
You are in my prayers regularly, and in the prayers of so many of us here at Melbourne. I have been humming the phrase of a beautiful song written by my husband's surgeon in Mexico, and the part I remember is "Hold on my friend, joy comes in the morning..."
People DO get well from cancer! If others, why not you? You have the Mightiest of the Mighty at your disposal. I am asking the Father to make you well that you may help many others who are in despair, and so to be there to nurture your precious little baby. We all feel we know aurora, for we have heard much about her from your mother.
God bless, sweet friend. I love you, for you belong to two very special people to me.
Prayers continually,
Joyce Massey

Joyce Massey
- Wednesday, April 04, 2001 at 16:50:28 (CDT)

We are a friend of Troy Hollingsworth. Please know that you
are in our thoughts and prayers. This disease is quite
daunting, but know that your positive outlook and faith in
Christ will sustain you and Dewy through this battle.

In Him,
Julie and DJ

Julie and DJ Jones
- Wednesday, April 04, 2001 at 16:37:38 (CDT)
Dear Debbie, Dewey, & Aurora,
My love and prayers are with you. . .

Karen Normandy
- Wednesday, April 04, 2001 at 15:36:52 (CDT)
Dear Debbie, Dewey, & Aurora,

Please know that we are lifting you up in prayer for
complete healing. Also I'm praying for courage, strength, and peace
as you go through this stressful process.
Tami & Fritz are so dear to us,
we remember meeting you and Dewey at their wedding
and hearing over the years of your adventures in France.
We will continue to lift you up -

For where two or three come together in my name,
there am I with them.
- Matthew 18:20

Cherisse, Danny, & Hannah Flanagan
- Wednesday, April 04, 2001 at 14:51:24 (CDT)
Dear Debbie, I'm an old High School and Military buddy of your Dad's. Back in the 70's, after my combat tour in SE Asia, I was diagnosed with a malignant melanoma on my chest. I underwent major surgery and through the hands of skilled surgeons and prayers of many friends I am here to tell you about it. The power of collective prayer is an incredible force. You and your family have the daily prayers of our family to add to many others as you face this challenge. Keep your spirits up. In His Love, Cass and Brenda
John R. Cassady
- Wednesday, April 04, 2001 at 13:59:49 (CDT)
debbie, i'm an old friend of tami's and fritz's. i'm saddened to hear of your illness; however, i'm confident that the God that we serve is stronger, bigger, and more powerful than even the most terrible of diseases. May God continue to bless you and your family always.
glen villanueva
- Wednesday, April 04, 2001 at 12:32:09 (CDT)
Debbie, we wish you a speedy recovery.
Uncle Mickey and Debbi
- Wednesday, April 04, 2001 at 11:05:58 (CDT)
Debbie and Dewey and Aurora,

I think the last time I saw you was in Texas, '95 at Fritz and Tami's wedding. Today, You are on my mind and in my heart each day. Power to you.
much love, Celia

Celia Miller
- Wednesday, April 04, 2001 at 10:23:59 (CDT)
Dear Debbie, I am a friend of your brother Earl. Reading all of these messages to you has made me cry. You have so many people encouraging you and praying for you. You are obviously a very special person. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Continue to look to God for strength. He will be there for you.
Jennifer Hallex
- Wednesday, April 04, 2001 at 10:09:41 (CDT)
Dearest Debbie,
What a battle lies ahead! We're already on our knees and crying out for you! I cut my hair off yesterday, not knowing it was for you ... but alas, it's the wrong color! Addie and I prayed long and loud for you yesterday and we will not stop. I believe the Lord showed me this morning that He will be your sanctuary. I begin each prayer for you with St. Patrick's Breastplate. I am sending it to you to bind on yourself and I pray that it will give you courage as the Lord Himself gives you strength for this journey. We are all fighting with you ... we love you so strongly!
Our hearts
Roger, Erin, Addie and Cameron Massey
I am bending my knee
In the eye of the Father who created me,
In the eye of the Son who purchased me,
In the eye of the Spirit who cleansed me,
In friendship and affection.

I bind unto myself the name,
The strong name of the Trinity,
By invocation of the same,
The tree in one, and One in Three,
Of whom all nature has creation;
Eternal Father, Spirit, Word,
Praise to the Lord of my salvation
Salvation is of Christ the Lord

Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me,
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.

Roger Massey <>
N. Richland Hills, TX USA - Wednesday, April 04, 2001 at 09:36:21 (CDT)
"...but this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. I say to myself, 'The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.' The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord." --Lamentations 3:21-26
Thom Lemmons
- Wednesday, April 04, 2001 at 09:19:10 (CDT)
What a blessing it has been for me this morning to read the encouraging messages so many have for you! Tami and Fritz are special to my family and me from their years in Abilene. I pray God's richest blessings for you -- complete healing, and renewal every morning with extra large measures of His peace, comfort, hope, joy and love. May each new day give you an attitude of gratitude -- and thanksgiving for the blessing of a loving husband, a precious daughter, and many friends and acquaintances who are remembering you in prayers. Each of us would be richer if we had that attitude daily! May you continue to radiate His love for you.
Brenda Chrane
- Wednesday, April 04, 2001 at 09:02:05 (CDT)
Hey guys...You can add us to your long list of people who love you and are praying for you. Stay strong and God bless all three of you.
Jeven, Michelle and Sophie
- Wednesday, April 04, 2001 at 08:13:38 (CDT)
Praying for you! The L-rd hears our prayers and knows you have a lot of living to do! Be well and know that you're not alone in this! G-d bless! Numbers 6:24-26
Sheryl Zoffer (Melbourne, Florida)
- Wednesday, April 04, 2001 at 07:40:38 (CDT)
I am a friend of Sherri's. I met you once at her house. You and your family are in my prayers. Keep your eyes focused on Him who holds you in the palm of his hand, and he will give you His perfect peace.

Pam Greene
- Wednesday, April 04, 2001 at 05:44:13 (CDT)
Dear Debbie, all our love and praiers are for you. You are a very strong person and you have the love of God and all your friends and family for support. We are with all of you in these moments. Dios esta contigo y te ama. Fuerza!!Love, the Arnolds.
Celina, Paloma, Sienna +Hugh
- Wednesday, April 04, 2001 at 03:42:20 (CDT)
Debbie... You may or may not remember me...We were at ISB together and I was a classmate of your brother Earl. My prayers are with you and your family through this difficult time. Have faith in God; he will not abandon you.
Anh (Luu) Eckrosh
- Wednesday, April 04, 2001 at 01:21:06 (CDT)
Debbie and Dewy,
Denise and I are praying for you. Tonight at our men's prayer meeting we lifted you up before the Lord. We are praying for God's healing and peace to you.
Love in Christ,
Tyrone & Denise

Tyrone and Denise Carter - Melbourne Church of Christ
- Tuesday, April 03, 2001 at 22:43:58 (CDT)
I just wanted to let you know that we are praying for you and your family. Our God is an awesome God, indeed! May He bless you and keep you in His hand. May He make His face to shine on you and give you peace.

Troy & Melissa Hollingsworth
- Tuesday, April 03, 2001 at 22:22:53 (CDT)
Dear Debbie,
Thanks to your two beautiful sisters word reached us quickly in Thailand regarding your cancer. The Power of Prayer is soooo powerful and there are many praying for you, and your family. Just want you to know that we too are praying for you. May God's richest blessings be upon you. Love Ken and Jean Fox

Ken and Jean Fox
- Tuesday, April 03, 2001 at 22:21:33 (CDT)
May God bless you and show His mighty power with healing and comfort that only He can bring. We and the boys are steady praying for you. Trust God and He will lift you up. You have been a blessing to us in so many ways and we are here for you. We love you! You should feel love coming and surrounding you, Dewey and Aurora from our home. Mike, Kris, Mikey, Matt, Mason and Kaylee

Mike and Kris Bridges and family
- Tuesday, April 03, 2001 at 21:23:33 (CDT)
You are in our daily prayers. We are friends of Fritz and Tami's. Here is one of my favorite scriptures Isiah 43 and Habakkuk 3:17-19.

James & Becky Clark
- Tuesday, April 03, 2001 at 21:15:57 (CDT)
Dear Debbie. We are friend of your brother Earl III. We live in MŽxico city and we want you to know that we are praying for you.
Sergio y Carina
- Tuesday, April 03, 2001 at 21:09:48 (CDT)
Debbie, Dewey, and Aurora,
We met you recently at Fritz and Tami's house. We want you to know that we are praying for you.

Brad and Missy Willis
- Tuesday, April 03, 2001 at 20:40:14 (CDT)
I'm a Excel friend of your special Mom and Dad's. I will be praying for you and your special family. May God Bless you all in this time of need!
Tammy Emanuel
- Tuesday, April 03, 2001 at 20:37:59 (CDT)
I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer three years ago. It was Invasive Ductle cancer and as well was stage three. I just want you to know that a positive attitude strongly helps and every day I am thankful that I am here. The cancer had spread into 9 of my lymph nodes but miraculously wasn't anywhere else. I went through Chemo and radiation and had a mastectomy and reconstruction. I am 33 and a mother of two boys ages 7 and 9. The year I found out I had this my father died of cancer and I got divorced. God gives us many trials in our lives and though I do not understand this one I am thankful because so many people came forward to pray and help when I needed them. I am a very good friend of Chuck Bridges and he helped me the most. Prayer is so helpful and remember that good positive attitude. It's very hard to be positive when all around you seems bleak. Trust me I know! my e-mail is if you want to talk or need someone to listen! Thank you
Denise Beaupre
- Tuesday, April 03, 2001 at 20:17:00 (CDT)
You and Dewey and Aurora are foremost in our thoughts, minds, hearts and prayers. We love you all three so much it hurts. It is amazing how many people out there love you and are praying...know it and feel it. We are with you. I heard how entertaining Aurora was at the hospital...I can just see her:) Forza e couraggio. Love always, Tami
- Tuesday, April 03, 2001 at 19:43:11 (CDT)
magic 89, magic 98 - your fellow cosmo girl is thinking of you in Dublin, darlin'. Rest up, slow down, be strong. If anyone can get better, you can. here's to more of your trademark 'magie' - lots of love & thoughts & prayers too...xx deirdre
- Tuesday, April 03, 2001 at 19:29:26 (CDT)
Debbie, Please know that you are in my prayers daily. Chip and Evan mention your name every time they pray. I really feel that God listens to the pure prayers of children. So, we know you will be okay. We will do anything we can to help you through this!
Michelle Bridges Rachui
- Tuesday, April 03, 2001 at 19:16:50 (CDT)
Dear Debbie, If you want me to, I will get my hair cut so you can have a wig. Chip and I and my family are praying you everynight before we go to bed. I love you very much. Evan
Evan Marina Bridges
- Tuesday, April 03, 2001 at 19:04:37 (CDT)
Dear Debbie,
You are going to get a special mail from me soon. I hope you feel better, and Evan and I are praying for you every night. And I hope you can okay thru all that pain.

Chip Bridges
- Tuesday, April 03, 2001 at 19:02:34 (CDT)
my oh time has flown since we were in youth group and high school together! My heart ached yesterday when I got the news about your medical situation. Debbie, I knew when we were 13 years old that you were very special, and I know that you are even more special now at 35 as a wife and mother! God has great plans for prosper you! We do serve and worship an awesome God who is holding you right now! You will be in my prayers daily! Love you...even after all these years! Amy (Randel) Tucker

Amy (Randel) Tucker <>
Colorado Springs, CO USA - Tuesday, April 03, 2001 at 18:35:30 (CDT)
Debbie, You know that I can't remember a time when you were not a part of my life. I love you so much and want you to know that I am with you every step of the way. Tami and I are experiencing sympathy pains - my hip hurt all day today. I wish you could feel all the love and prayers that are heading your way. There is healing power there. The hardest part is being so far away just now. But One who loves you even more than I do holds you in His hands.
- Tuesday, April 03, 2001 at 18:14:29 (CDT)
Debbie & Dewey, I met both of you at Tami's wedding and have tried to keep up with your adventures through the two of them. Recently I had a very dear friend face the same struggles you are facing. The best thing he said that I could offer to you is this. "...I don't know all of the trials that I will face but God does." and "...I believe in Him and know that whatever lies ahead, I'll be alright." Please know that my wife (Lisa) and I are diligently praying for you. We have shared our prayers with our friends and you are on their highest list as well. - In Christ, Dale
Dale McKinnon
- Tuesday, April 03, 2001 at 18:05:36 (CDT)
Dear Debbie We are friends of your mom and dad. Our family is dealing with cancer in the illness of Donna's mother. We have been able to get her with reputedly the best cancer doctor in Atlanta. If you decide to come here, we would be happy to make the introduction. Just remember that our God is an AWESOME God and ALL THINGS are POSSIBLE with HIM. We are praying for you and trusting HIM for your total healing. God Bless You and your family In Him Wayne and Donna Collins Atlanta, Georgia
Wayne and Donna Collins
- Tuesday, April 03, 2001 at 17:46:35 (CDT)
Dear Debbie,
I will pray for you tonight and hope that all goes well and you recover soon.
God Bless, Bill Kames

Bill Kames
- Tuesday, April 03, 2001 at 17:35:55 (CDT)
I don't know you but I am a friend of Pam's. I can't offer you anything but my humble prayers.
I don't know the pain or fright you and your family must be going through ...however, I do know the power of God. The very God who created us can and will heal anyone who comes to Him and then Trusts Him. I pray for Him to reveal His wisdom to you in dealing with this trial. I pray for your complete supernatural healing. I know He will bring strength and comfort to you and your family. I ask these things in Christ's name,
God Bless you.

Mark McClure
- Tuesday, April 03, 2001 at 17:13:52 (CDT)
Deb, You are so very special, and it is going to take what is inside of you to battle your cancer. What you are, and what is inside of you is astounding. We are willing to take the journey with you, and we are here for you every step of the way.
PS. Evan has offered to have her hair cut off to make a wig for you! :-)

Earl & Pam
- Tuesday, April 03, 2001 at 16:30:07 (CDT)

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