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We had prayer for you at our church sunday requested by Milton and Donna Stratton. Our hearts are with you and know that our Loving, Perfect Savior and Lord is there with you. We pray that you feel His loving presence each and every day. You are a beautiful family. This is a beautiful website. There are thousands of people that care about you that you don't even know. God is Good. We love you, Fred and Debbie Aho
Debbie Aho
SC USA - Monday, April 30, 2001 at 22:50:18 (CDT)
Dear Debbie,


How strange it is for me to read the updates and see your pictures! It’s so bittersweet to see your life, your health, your family and your friends on the web. Thank you for sharing your story with so many others and me.

Laura Gerard called me a couple of weeks ago and told me that you were diagnosed with cancer. I just cried and held my two girls in my arms. Kelsey is 4 and Jacqueline is 5. I asked God, “Why, why, why is this happening to Debby?” I told my girls that my friend is sick. The three us of prayed for your healing.

As I visit your site I can’t help but think of Jill. I still remember the day I introduced you to Jill in Keith Labnow’s apartment. Do you remember that day? That day changed Jill’s life for the better. You were such a dear friend to her. I was so glad to see your friendship blossom, and yet so sad to see your friendship change that summer a few years ago.

I’ve always admired you, Debbie. You’re one of my heroes. I’m praying for your complete healing. May our Lord Jesus bless you, Debbie!

With all my love,

Stephanie


Stephanie Garrison Southwick
WA USA - Monday, April 30, 2001 at 21:14:48 (CDT)
Hello Debbie and dewey,

I will be thinking of you while I am in Italy. Debbie, the first time I went to Italy I was with you! I promise to not fall for the "Bella, Bella, I just want to have coffee with you in my room!" thing. Your hair looks great! Very chic. Give Aurora a big Birthday hug for me and enjoy the ocean.

Love you,

Karen

Karen Fox
CA USA - Monday, April 30, 2001 at 21:00:31 (CDT)
Dear Debbie & Family,

My name is Cheri Lewis. I live in Paris, TX. Peggy Keeton is a close friend of mine from when we lived in Big Spring, TX. My 34 year old husband (Duane) was diagnosed with a malignant (grade 3) brain tumor on June 8, 2000. We will soon be celebrating his first year victory over this terrible disease. Duane was diagnosed just 5 1/2 weeks after the birth of our third child (Lilly - born April 29, 2000) We also have two sons (Luke 8 and Parker 5.) Duane had his second major brain surgery just 5 weeks ago. I can't believe that our daughter turned one yesterday and her daddy has had 2 brain surgeries in the first year of her life.
We will definitely add you to our family prayer list. I just want you to know that we serve an AWESOME GOD. HE alone has given us the strength to face each and every day. We have learned to appreciate life and look at things so differently now.
Duane has had 6 weeks of radiation, 6 months of chemo, and we will travel on May 14th to MD ANDERSON in Houston to meet with a neuro-oncologist. The oncologist here wants us to visit MD Anderson to figure out what chemo we will try for the next 6 months.
May God bless you always. Please remember to pray for Duane as well as 28 year old Susan. Susan is battling breast cancer and it has spread to her liver and lungs.

Fully Relying on God,
Cheri Lewis

Cheri Lewis
TX USA - Monday, April 30, 2001 at 20:52:31 (CDT)
Debbie,
My family is praying for you to have a speedy recovery and to give you the strength you need. Your courage is a testimony to everyone.

Taylor Ohlsen (Heidelberg '87)
CO USA - Monday, April 30, 2001 at 17:47:05 (CDT)
We are so happy to hear Frank and Gloria arrived safely. We continue to remember Debbie in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you all .
Charles and Jo Ann Warlick
Ga. USA - Monday, April 30, 2001 at 16:06:35 (CDT)
Dear Debbie: Just a note to tell you that the entire law
faculty at Pepperdine have you in our prayers. Your website
is an inspiration to everyone.

Charles Nelson
CA USA - Monday, April 30, 2001 at 15:10:55 (CDT)
Dearest Debbie, Dewey and Aurora
As Aurora's birthday is over the horizon, we remember some of the wonderful days we have shared. Like those timeless days at Les Meurs, the shooting stars, all those stars and the day of the boules with all your friends in the countryside.

Most of all we remember Dewey at the concert with the first pics of Aurora the night she was born. It is in love with family and friends that we find our true selves. Tonight, we send our prayers and our energies focused on your healing. We look forward to the days in sunflower fields once more. Love is the force that gives us meaning, and sharing our days with friends and family makes us strong and even more loving.
With all our Vince and Kate

Vince and Kate
England - Monday, April 30, 2001 at 15:01:53 (CDT)
Dear Debbie: The Valentines told us about your situation. Please know of our prayers for your cure, your battle with chemo, and for you and your family. We have such good memories of your time in Lubbock at Sunset: Bible bowls, youth group, singing groups, mission trips, etc. The Bridges family was a special light at Sunset - even though we have lost contact with each of you over the years, we still remember each of you with love and good thoughts. Your website is amazing! It was wonderful to see the pictures. We love you and are praying for you.
Love, Bob and Jan Crockett

Jan Crockett
tx USA - Monday, April 30, 2001 at 15:01:43 (CDT)
Hi Debbie, I am so glad to have your address to drop you a line now and then. Be assured that you and your family are in our prayers and in our thoughts many times a day. I have such wonderful memories of our time together as I trained you to take my place as secretary for the summer at the Whittier Church. You were friendly, funny and so competent! I have enjoyed your visits to Whittier and getting "caught up" with what is going on in your life, and was so sorry I was out of town when you brought Aurora with you the last time. I look forward to making her acquaintance one day. Bye for now. Love, Judy
Judy Nevins
CA USA - Monday, April 30, 2001 at 14:33:49 (CDT)
DEBBIE,YOU LOOK SO BEAUTIFUL WITH YOUR NEW HAIRCUT...HAPPY BIRTHDAY AURORA,DEWEY YOU LOOK SO SUAVE AND DEBONAIRE....YOU HAVE SO MUCH LOVE AND SUPPORT AND GOD WILL SEE YOU THROUGH ALL OF THIS..I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU MAY 8TH..KEEP LOOKING TO THE HEAVENS FOR STRENGTH.LOVE,BRENDA MASON(EMORY INFUSION LAB)
BRENDA MASON <AM300GIRL@AOL.COM>
GA USA - Monday, April 30, 2001 at 11:44:25 (CDT)
Just to say Hi folks
love
Donna

Donna
UK - Monday, April 30, 2001 at 09:47:38 (CDT)
I attend Trinity Bible Church, in Paris, TX, and I want you to know, today, that you are so special to me. You are so special to me that I, along with all our church, prayed earnestly for you yesterday, as I will until I know you nedd it no longer. I am praying that you will be like Stephen in the Bible, seeing only the face and the throne of the Master, in all it's glory and majesty, and that He will be your mainstay. That His precious spirit of love and peace will fill you up and carry you through each day. I love you!!!! THe Lord bless and keep you this and all your days. Your Sister in Christ, Heather
Heather Strouse
TX USA - Monday, April 30, 2001 at 08:35:31 (CDT)
Dear Debbie,
Continued thoughts and prayers. . .from those you know, have only met, and others you haven't yet met . . are with you in this email today. . .
Much love,
Karen

Karen Normandy
France - Monday, April 30, 2001 at 07:43:06 (CDT)
Dear Debbie,
I pray to God that you will be well again. As director of the London program I remember you as a very strong woman and I hope that you remain courageous and strong through this. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and Dewey and Aurora. Love Ryan

Ryan Falkner
CA USA - Monday, April 30, 2001 at 02:15:00 (CDT)
Dear Debbie, Dewey and Aurora,
You are a beautiful family! Despite the years apart, I can still remember those wonderful times we spent together in London. You are one of my fondest memories of that summer in England. Thank you for not only being a great director but a dear friend and that includes Dewey, too! Please let us know if there is anything that we can do for you. You are loved by so many people including me. Our heart and prayers are with you always. Love, Hannah, Arik and Alaina

Hannah, Arik and Alaina Housley
CA USA - Sunday, April 29, 2001 at 23:18:52 (CDT)
Dearest Debbie,
I just wanted you to know that I am still with you. My prayers and those of many of my family and friends are being added to mine. I just feel today that the Lord is blessing you. I had a rather hard weekend w/ my son's wedding etc. but you were in my thoughts and prayers constantly. I thought I would send you the following:
Dr. Victor E Frankl, survivor of thrr grim years at Auschwitz and other Naxi prisons, has recorded his observations on life in Hitler's camps:
We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms- to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way. ( quoted from Seasons of the Heart) Hope today and every one from here on is a good one.
Love
Thamara

Thamara
GA USA - Sunday, April 29, 2001 at 22:04:15 (CDT)
Dear Debbie,
Itâs been so very long since I had any contact with Dewey, but Iâm sure heâll remember who I am. Carol and Andrew are good friends of ours and we know Frankie & Gloria too. I thought I should say all that so youâd know who was at the other end of this message - Iâm not in the habit of name-dropping - well not often, but I did once meet ....
Itâs a shame it takes a crisis to bring people together - but maybe thatâs just one of those silver linings - one of the hidden blessings of life that we would otherwise never see. Itâs good to know you.
I canât imagine all youâre going through, but I know the One whoâs going through it with you and that gives us all strength. The futureâs in his hands, and to go there with him is the best we can do. May he bless you abundantly so that you may continue to be a blessing (as you are) to so many about you. And may he give you all the grace you need to see it through.
Know that we are remembering you when we pray before our Father. Please remember us to Dewey, give Aurora a hug from us and say ãhiä to Frankie and Gloria if they are still with you.
With much love from Patrick, June, Shanae, Aubrey and Rachelle.

Patrick Boyns
England - Sunday, April 29, 2001 at 19:33:39 (CDT)
Dearest Debbie and Dewey,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones.

I received a call from Hugh today to let me know what was going on in your lives. I must say that I have been deeply touched. I have thought much of you today and several prayers have been added to the great masses before them.
What a puzzle this game of life is and so His answer to us is
"I have weapons ye know not of".
I will not be long, you both know what is in my heart.
I know you are both very absorbed by this criticle moment in your lives.
Just know that one more loving heart is added to the list,
Monte

Monte Laster
Paris,France - Sunday, April 29, 2001 at 18:52:15 (CDT)
Chere Aurore,

Absente depuis 4 jours je n'ai pu consulter le site de tes parents qu'aujourd'hui. Et j'ai ete tres emue de vous voir tous en photos.

Je voudrais que tu dises merci a tes parents pour moi, pour nous ! Merci infiniment de nous permettre de vous suivre sur votre chemin, merci de nous permettre d'avoir si facilement de vos nouvelles.

Quand Debbie et Dewey liront ce message, ce sera deja le 1er Mai, alors :

JOYEUX ANNIVERSAIRE AURORE !

Chacune de mes joies de cette journee sera pour toi, pour que ton "panier de joies" soit si plein que tu n'auras d'autre choix que d'en donner autours de toi, encore et encore... Chacune de mes joies comme autant de prieres, autant de lumieres, pour eclairer tes pas.

Chaque jour je prie pour vous, pour que vous soit donnee l'aide dont vous avez besoin.

Je vous porte dans mon coeur.

Nathalie

nathalie velia
france - Sunday, April 29, 2001 at 17:43:18 (CDT)
Dear Debbie, I have just read about the fasting in May the 8th and I think is a fantastic idea. Hugh and Howard are here with me and they say they will do it too. Hugh says that Sienna can't do it because she can't stop eating, but Paloma loves NOT to eat and this will be her best excuse.
So from 7 to seven, with lots of love, Celi

Celina
Mondon France - Sunday, April 29, 2001 at 16:17:12 (CDT)
We send you lots of love. We are thinking and praying for you. From the deepest of our heart, we love you.
C, H + the girls

Celina Hugh
France - Sunday, April 29, 2001 at 15:20:51 (CDT)
Debbie,
Pauline and I together with the other members of the Church here at Oxford, England are long term friends of your father in law 'Frank' Franklin and learned today of your faith and strength in fighting your cancer. We all want you to know that we are praying for you and draw huge encouragement from your positive and spiritual approach at this challenging time. The Church prayed for you and your family this morning and will continue to do so. May God bless you and give you strength. Jesus has been good to all of us and as you will know full well for yourself will stand side by side with you as you undergo your demanding treatment.
Love from all of us,
Clive Triolaire

Clive and Pauline Triolaire - The Oxford, England Church of Christ
England - Sunday, April 29, 2001 at 12:55:51 (CDT)
Our prayers continue to be with Debbie and Dewey and Aurora...we are sure that like everyone else, we wish there was much more we could do...we are wishing everyone God's tender mercies, michael and janice and creedance gose
michael and janice gose
ca USA - Saturday, April 28, 2001 at 21:39:00 (CDT)
*** Dearest Debbie, Dewey and beautiful Aurora ***
....You are all in my thoughts and heart. There is much love and energy here being sent to you all.
We love you.
I'm so happy that you made it to Conway Hall last year, and the image in my mind is of crouching down in the entrance hall with Debbie and Aurora. I don't think I've ever told you this Debbie, but I've always been awed by the light that shines so strongly all around you and fills those near you with peace.
May that light shine on you always
with love
Delagh
xxxxxxxxxx

Delagh
England - Saturday, April 28, 2001 at 19:29:34 (CDT)
The hair do is great!
I think though we need to see Dewey with a chin!!!!!
My pack came through today for the RACE for LIFE which I will do with Iris et al, on July 27th. So I am in training. So picture me running (lurching along gasping for breath)to Caldecott and back three times a week in an effort to make sure that I am not passed by the children and walkers on the day!!!! Well I can dream can't I
Thinking of you all often
Donna

Donna Brian Isaac and Ethan
UK - Saturday, April 28, 2001 at 12:43:17 (CDT)
You don't know me, but I was told about you by a friend, Alex Shepherd,(he presently lives in Australia), and I certainly will be praying for you to make a rapid recovery, and that you, and all of your family and friends receive strength, a closeness, and a growing love that can't be measured,
Sincerely,
Wesley Dieffenwierth
Worldwide Church of God

Wesley Dieffenwierth
SC USA - Saturday, April 28, 2001 at 09:12:05 (CDT)
Hello my dear 'little sis'. You have been on my heart and in my prayers since I heard of what you are facing. I thank God for your faith which is making you stronger through it all. Your friendly disposition and genuine heart is something that was evident since girlhood. I know they are helping you face each day head on. Your family is so beautiful - Aurora so sweet. Do you remember that record of Sleeping Beauty we had in Thailand with the song "Hail to the Princess Aurora!" We ALWAYs loved that name! May her sweetness and beauty give you joy beyond measure. Much love to your parents and siblings too. The Henderson clan is prayer for you in Trinidad, Kenya, and stateside as well. We love you! Pris
Priscilla (Henderson) Jones
USA - Saturday, April 28, 2001 at 08:20:47 (CDT)
Dearest Debbie
I am so sorry not to have written to you in the past few days. Our son is getting married tomorrow and with our family hosting rehersal dinner...shopping for this.....shopping for that.But it is going to be a beautiful wedding and after tomorrow I will write to you more frequently. Please don't think that just because you haven't heard from me that my prayer time will go down..Just the opposite is true...I find may ways every to pray for you. I also share your story....your very corageous story. Now to share something I found encouraging and I know you will also:Jesus' favorite word for His promised pressence in the Holy Spirit----"the One called alongside". Engrave the words of Jesus on your heart and in your mind until they will be such a part of you that during the lowest depression you will know, regardless of how you feel, that He is with you. Debbie, we all are very much with you in mind spirit and prayers. We truly care. And right here I will ask our Lord to interceed on your behalf to our Father. We do lift up the name of Debbie Frankln, we ask Lord that you will be with our wonderful friend Debbie. Bless the doctors, nurses and other workers that minister to Debbie.
Also Lord we call on your to be with Debbie's family.
In His Great and Glorious name we pray. Amen
Thamara
P.S. the wedding is at 1 tomorrow so I may not be able to write....but you will still be in our prayers.

Thamara
ga USA - Saturday, April 28, 2001 at 00:25:21 (CDT)
Dear Debbie,
It's been about 20 years since I've seen you. David and I worked with the youth group you were in and Dave was the director for Exodus at Sunset. I remember how sweet you and the other kids were to me and our baby daughter, Mindy; who is now 21 and married. Can you believe it? I have a son-in-law...Ha. He's wonderful to her. You've grown into a beautiful woman. I just know you have continued to grow into a beautiful daughter for your Lord. I will keep you close to my heart in prayer for your struggle with cancer. Know that many of us are praying continuely for you and your lovely family.
Truly his & your sister in Christ, Michele Wilson

Mrs. David (Michele) Wilson
TX USA - Friday, April 27, 2001 at 23:15:17 (CDT)
Debbie,

You look gorgeous! Wouldn't the gang at Scissors be proud!

Love, Amy

Amy Nelson Jones
CA USA - Friday, April 27, 2001 at 21:37:48 (CDT)
Debbie,
Your hair is gorgeous!! And I can't wait to see Dewey without his beard. Send pictures right away.
It's fun to see Dewey's parents as well. How fortunate you are to have all of your family around you.
We're in Cambria this weekend and Ed is doing quite well after his knee operation.
Love to all of you. You are in our constant prayers.
Angeline

angeline bell
ca USA - Friday, April 27, 2001 at 19:09:40 (CDT)

Hey,there "Pixie Dumpling Debbie Doodle Bug"!

Sherri
USA - Friday, April 27, 2001 at 18:38:16 (CDT)

Dearest Debbie,
I check your website every day for updates, pictures, and
to read the encouraging messages(they even encourage me!).
Your new pictures posted today were great. I love your new
hair style! Check your e-mail for an idea I have for your
hair.
I am joining in on May 8th for the Fast-for-Debbie day!
I love you dearly, and hope to get to come visit you
and your family sometime soon. Please know I am one of the
millions praying for you daily!

Peggy Cooksey
CA USA - Friday, April 27, 2001 at 17:47:41 (CDT)
Debbie and Dewey. I'm so glad that Gloria and Frankie made it to your sides. It's extra strength nad parayer power for you all. Debbie, you still look beautiful with your hair shorter. I think it will help Aurora to the final transistion of very little hair! I must admit, I was disappointed not to see a piccy of Dewey without his beard. It's been years since I saw that fresh faced guy!

We are keeping you all very close to our hearts, and we wish that the Lord grant you peace and love.

Carol Mckeown, Corby, U.K.

Carol Mckeown
Nothants U.K - Friday, April 27, 2001 at 17:40:04 (CDT)
Dearest Debbie,Dewey,Aurora - we are thinking of you night and day. I'm sure you'll look pretty cool with your new hairstyle! I check on your website every day and am certain of the power in all the prayers for you. Kristina sends her love just now- she's upstairs playing her favourite song Tomorrow and singing along in norwegianenglish. You are in our prayers, lovely one!
Maria
Norway - Friday, April 27, 2001 at 13:20:49 (CDT)
Hello Everyone~
I agree with Sherri Nee, let's have a day of uniting in prayer and fasting for Debbie on May 8th. From 7 to 7 sounds great to me!

Sending love, prayers, and blessings to Debbie, Dewey, Aurora and the entire family! May God fill you with His Perfect Peace!


Tracy Seall
TX USA - Friday, April 27, 2001 at 13:04:23 (CDT)
Willard and Bobbie Tate contacted us for prayers on your behalf and you will be in our prayers . We have a peoples prayer during our Elders Meeting every Wednesday at Park Plaza Church of Christ and Debbie's request for prayer will be in that prayer until improvement and health is regained. Please keep us informed. In Christian love , Bob and Wanda Phillips
Bob Phillips
Ok USA - Friday, April 27, 2001 at 11:06:54 (CDT)
Dearest Debbie,
You are in my constant prayer. I pray that the angels over you continue to carry you through. You have always had the presence of angels covering you,protecting you, and within you. I thank the Lord for your precious friendship that he blessed me with as a teenager. All the laughter, tears, singing, growing..........What a wonderful gift to have shared those years with you. Your friendship was and is such a treasure and a highlight. God has continued to use your life to serve Him in all you do. May He hold you, carry you, engulf his loving arms around you as he cares for your every need. I know he hear our endless prayer. I wish I could be closer.
When I take a blast to the past, I am flooded with so many great moments. I see us standing in our pale blue corduroy skirts with matching blue shirts, with a skinny brown ribbon tied ever so carefully around our collars, singing with all our hearts to the glory of God. We need to get together and sing! Wouldn't that be a bit of heaven on earth.
When Darrin was killed you gave me a wonderful book with Romans 8 written on the cover. I still think of you everytime I read that chapter. Those words gave me such comfort. We start our lives here on earth with the hope of the most glorious one to come.
I have enjoyed the pictures of you and your precious family. What an angel you have in your arms. I would love to meet your family.
I love you and thank the Lord for you. May He heal your body as you fight on.

In Him,
Peggy (Hodges) Keeton

Peggy (Hodges) Keeton <pkeeton@esc18.net>
TX USA - Friday, April 27, 2001 at 11:05:46 (CDT)
Dear Debbie,
I come here the first thing every morning and the last thing every night before going up to bed. It feels GOOD to see the messages from you and all your friends, family and supporters. We're all meeting here as one...in love with you! :-)The Lord works in mysterious ways, bringing people together from all over the world. I'm sure you begin this day with many different feelings, but as you've shown thus far, it will be just another day towards the full healing of body and mind. What a trooper you are Debbie Franklin! When your mom and dad left Melbourne, I felt such a void. Judy so wise, always leaning on the Father with every fiber of her being...and, that smile. I miss that smile! Now I know why they had to leave..to be there for you! She told me she had a "longing to be near her children," little knowing what might lie ahead for all of you. I'm sure the hugs abound! This moment, consider yourself hugged and in turn hug your mom for me...tell her, "This one's from Barb Peeler!" Take care sweet girl, and know that we are constantly in prayer for you, Dewey, Aurora and your folks. We pray for the medical staff who attend to your needs, as they are now the minds and the hands the Lord is using to rid your body of its sickness. We pray for this day to be free of trauma and just another "leap-frog" to wellness!!!Hang tough...
Much love to all, Barbara

Barbara Peeler
FL USA - Friday, April 27, 2001 at 08:41:10 (CDT)
Hi! Just logged into the web site. We're at Dad's ransaking the place, snooping etc!!! Debbie, I think with your hair cut you should put in one earring wear some leather gear and terrorise a few old ladies, they will think you are a hells angel. Seriously, I know you will be enjoying Mom & Dad's visit. Reading about your strength is what gives us strength, its like a powerful surge of energy from one to another linking all your friends and family across the world then going back to you again - with that much power around it has to be good!!! Talk to you again when we run out of food and come over to Mom & Dad's to raid the cupboards!!!!
Carol, Kyle and Lewis
USA - Friday, April 27, 2001 at 06:48:39 (CDT)
Dear Debbie,
What a shock it was to here from Sharli last night. I have such fond memories of the years in Exodus. I was very sad to here of your battle with cancer. God has a plan. Its not what our movie is all of the time but it is his plan. The church's in Jacksonville, Florida will be praying for you and your family. Have strength and faith that his will is done in your life. I pray for that every day in my life. I would love to see you and meet your family. Hopefully we could have an Exodus reunion in person or online someday. Get well soon.

Brother in Christ

David Simpson

David Simpson
FL USA - Friday, April 27, 2001 at 05:42:37 (CDT)
Debbie,
it was such a shock to hear that you have cancer, especially because we were expecting you back here in France very soon.
We were longing for your return because you and Dewey are such an encouragement to us in the church here in Poitiers.
We've been praying for God's healing and comfort for you.God's ways are a mystery sometimes and it's so hard to try and understand but I am certain of one thing:the holy spirit is making the face of Jesus shine on you and through your suffering God is using you for his purpose.
Debbie, I want these words to be encouraging. I feel so awkward to tell you this because I am not suffering in the flesh.
It kills me to think that you are going to shave your hair because since I was a little girl, like Aurora, I loved touching it. To me your face will be as beautiful and kind as ever and your hair will grow back to be shinier and stronger.
We love you Debbie and we love you Dewey.
Dewey, you are in our prayers too.
I pray that our almighty God to whom every thing is possible heal you from this evil desease and lift you up in your suffering.
With the love of Jesus,
Caro

One body, many parts in Christ
" If one part suffers, every part suffers with it,if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. " 1 cor12:26

Anne-caroline Baird
France - Friday, April 27, 2001 at 05:14:50 (CDT)
Debbie,
Kari just called me tonight to tell me about your cancer.
It makes me feel sick just thinking about all the pain and emotional crap you and your family must be going through.
I'm so sorry.
I have such wonderful memories of rooming with you (and Dina) at Pepperdine's Knightbridge "campus."
Remember keeping that hard cider outside our window to keep it cold? Remember how we thought the Brits were brilliant for bottling that stuff in convenient 2-liter bottles?
Remember how Kris dragged us up to Scotland to go skiing with some friends she just met for the first time and there were no trees on the mountain at the ski resort, and, well, it was an ugly place and we froze -- your hair froze!
Remember how much chocolate we ate? Remember that chocolate salad Kris made the night before I gave it up for Lent? Remember walking to class through the V&A?
Oh, Debbie.
Tonight, I will begin praying for the cancer to die, die, die. I will pray for comfort and peace for you and your family. I will have my Bible study groups begin praying for you.
Also, if anyone beside Debbie has read this far, does anyone want to join me in a 12-hour fast on May 8th? Fasting would really help me to focus on praying for you, Debbie, on that day of treatment. After an early breakfast, we'd stop eating at 7 a.m. Then every hunger pain would be a reminder to stop and pray for Debbie. Then at 7 p.m. we all eat dinner. Not recommended for those pregnant or nursing. I've only done this once before but it really kept me focused. Just an idea.
Debbie, I know we haven't talked in more than 10 or 12 years, but I love you and you will be in my thoughts and prayers as you go through treatment and recovery. Thanks, Dianne for calling Kari, who called me.
Love,
Sherri

Sherri (Senffner) Nee
OR USA - Friday, April 27, 2001 at 01:11:29 (CDT)
Debbie,

The phone call from Sharli was quite a surprise this evening. So many years have past and so many things have happened in all our lives, that the days of "Exodus" and "Jordan's Crossing" seem as a blurr. Our "baby", Mindy, that you helped to care for on many of those trips is now married herself.

I am honored to have been remembered as someone you would ask to pray for you in this time of trial in your life. I remember your sweet spirit and will pray that God will preserve it to touch many more.

I will not write here all about my family but will just give you our web address and you can see for yourself. You can find us at http://www.davidwilsonfamily.com.

Until we meet again here on earth or in the hereafter, please know that Michele and I will keep you in our prayers.

We love you.

David Wilson

David Wilson
TX USA - Thursday, April 26, 2001 at 22:10:16 (CDT)
Dear Debbie, we miss you and love you, and you are in our prayers daily. Zohra and I were looking forward to meeting with you guys when you were in San Francisco. We had no idea at the time of your medical situation. My sister Phyllis told us she was on her way to see you and we wanted to say how much we care. God has always had a plan for you Debbie, it unfolds usually at the strangest times in our lifes, the good that comes from this will always surpass the bad. We will continue to pray for you and your family, and if there is anything we can do please call or e-mail us right away. Please give Dewey and Aurora our love.

Your brother and sister in God
Chuck and Zohra
909-779-0084

Chuck and Zohra Veach
CA USA - Thursday, April 26, 2001 at 20:53:41 (CDT)
Debbie-
We are thinking of you often. We are praying for your healing and for you to feel God's hand holding yours every step of the way. You have a beautiful family, and my prayers are that longevity is in the future for all of you. It is a huge load to carry. I know the Lord will give you the strength to get through the days, and I pray that you will have the strength to let Him carry the load for you! In Him,
Linly

Alan and Linly, Crawford
tx USA - Thursday, April 26, 2001 at 16:55:17 (CDT)
Debbie,
I just want you to know that I am praying for you and have asked some of my close friends to add you to their prayers as well.

May the peace of God be with you.

Lane

S. Lane Wadsworth
fl USA - Thursday, April 26, 2001 at 16:16:18 (CDT)
Debbie,

Your picture on the T-shirt is GREAT.
Did you have some made up or can we order them from whom ever made up the one on the screen.
The Race for the Cure races are going on all over the country and it would be great if we could wear your picture as we participate in the run/walk.
I am sharing all these updates and messages with Grandma as she asks about you daily. I think she finally wishes she had a computer to keep in touch herself. She sends you love and prayers.
Trust in your redeemer's strength,...and by and by he shall rise upon you with healing beneth his wings.
Hope you are having a GREAT day. I love you, Karen

Aunt Karen
CA USA - Thursday, April 26, 2001 at 14:37:00 (CDT)
Debbie and family,
I recently heard of your battle and am praying that God will heal and strengthen you during these challenging times. I don't know if you remember me but I remember your deep faith in Christ during our time in Deltas at Pepperdine. Our God is an awesome God! Rest in Him.
Love in Christ,
Anne-Marie, Donn, Joshua, John, Brianna and Austin

Anne-Marie (Quinn) Hallman
CA USA - Thursday, April 26, 2001 at 10:07:32 (CDT)
Dear Debby,
I hope you are having some "times of refreshing". I am sure some days are harder than others. One of my favorite artists is Victoria Williams, when I see you et all in a couple of weeks I'll bring you a video and some of her music. Victoria has M.S. and has been fighting the disease for years while doing her unique music. She's a Christian and a real encouragement to a bunch of folks. You continue to be salt and light in an often barren land. I love you and yours. God bless you.
Love Always,
John and Marcie

John Castleberry
TN USA - Thursday, April 26, 2001 at 07:58:39 (CDT)
Hi!
I hope this was a good day for you. God gave us a beautiful day. When we look at a day like today with all of its beauty, and fall in love with God's creation again. I can't help but think of the God that made it and made us. As he as promised that he will keep and tend the earth for us...so has he promised to care for us, like the lillies of the field. And so to has he promised to hear our prayers. We know that he has several answers to our prayers like yes, or no or wait a while my child. I know that we all want that immediate comfort of a quick yes answer...but God has a plan and a reason for everything he does. Just look at the people on this web site. I know many of us have illness or other problems and we can gleen support thru this site for ourselves. Debbie, I know God is blessing you now You can just hear the angel wings around. God sent them to minister to us, and I know God is blessing all the doctors and nurses that work with you. And God has blessed me by letting me get to know a wonderful lady named Debbie
Have a wonderful day tomorrow.

Thamara
P>S> feel free to call me some time if you just need to talk
Just tell me anytime you need something and I will be there.

Thamara
ga USA - Thursday, April 26, 2001 at 01:59:00 (CDT)
Hello Debbie! I just wanted to send you a message to let you know that I am thinking about you and praying for you. It was so nice on Valentine's day to see you and Dewey, and to meet Aurora for the first time! I just spent a few hours over at the Bells again tonight. Of course, you already know, that it was another wonderful visit. You know what Jill always said, "If it's Bell, it's swell"! I am so very glad to know all of you, and I know that your beautiful faith will strengthen and guide you. Take good care!
Love, Jerry

Jerry Lloyd
Ca USA - Thursday, April 26, 2001 at 00:01:58 (CDT)
Dear Debbie,
I am one of Linly Crawfords close friends and she told me
about you today. I have already sent up prayers on your
behave and I will be sending up more. I am so sorry you are
having to fight this battle, but it sounds like you have what
it takes to get through each moment. You have God on your
side and He will provide all you need. Hang in there.
With Prayers,
Kathy Sanderson, Abernathy, Tx.

Kathy Sanderson <kak@esc17.net>
tx. USA - Wednesday, April 25, 2001 at 15:50:54 (CDT)
Debbie, Dewey, and Aurora,

We have been very deeply moved by this battle, your courage, and faith. We love you and wish we could be with you. We hope that you will be comforted and strengthened knowing that we are praying for you daily here in Florence. May God's name be glorified by the complete healing that we seek on you behalf.

Love,

Jay, Alicia, Jonathan, and Adrianna Walls

Jay, Alicia, Jonathan, and Adrianna Walls
Italy - Wednesday, April 25, 2001 at 08:09:57 (CDT)
Bonjour Debbie !

Il est 7h30 du matin et je viens juste de commencer ˆ travailler. C'est drole de penser que pendant que je t'ecris toi tu dors probablement encore, que je te dis bonjour alors que si j'etais avec toi je te dirai bonne nuit !!

Hier matin le temps etait splendide, avec une belle lumiere ; l'air etait si tansparent qu'il en paraissait presque liquide. J'etais en voiture, je rentrais de Tours, et comme souvent devant tnat de beaute j'ai eu un elan de gratitude, un mouvement de joie dans le secret de mon coeur ; et j'ai tout de suite pense ˆ toi, je ne sais pas pourquoi. J'ai voulu partager cet instant avec toi et du plus profond de moi je t'ai dedie cette beaute et cette joie.

C'est aujourd'hui que je vais chez ma soeur. Il faut 6 heures de voiture pour y arriver. Donc j'ai six heures de vacuite, le corps occupe mais l'esprit libre : 6 heures au long desquelles je pourrais "voyager" vers vous, vous accompagner sur votre chemin, prier pour vous.

Ma soeur se joint ˆ moi et nous t'embrassons.

Nathalie



nathalie velia
france - Wednesday, April 25, 2001 at 01:03:33 (CDT)
Dear Debbie, Dewey and Aurora, I wanted to tell you how much I've been thinking of you lately. I want to commend you for your obvious streghnth which I believe has come from your faith.
Our son is getting married in a large wedding on saturday, his fiance's mother has extensive cancer. Her outlook is a very depressed one. She has not wanted to know her prognosis. She knows only that it is terminal. She will not let the doctor give her a prognosis nor will she allow the doctors to share that with her husband, children, twin sister or her parents. Her attitude is so very down. It's amazing to see your upbeat attitude that says " God I know that you can beat this thing alone, but I'm going to stay strong and help you fight it every day."

I am reminded of this story...it's title is Chosen

Whenever I'm disappointed with my lot in life, I stop and think about little Jamie
scott. Jamie was trying out for a part in the school. His mother said that he had set his heart of being in it, though she feared he would not be chosen. On the day that parts were being awarded, his mother went to pick him up a school. Jamie rushed up to her, eyes shining with pride and excitement. "
guess what, I was chosen...mom I so happy I've been chosen to clap and clap and clap and cheer."
This little piece shows that the things we think we want but
God will give us what he wants us to have.

Debbie be encouraged smile a lot better still laugh a lot.

"I can do all things through christ who strenthens me"
In the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus I raise you up, i do pray for your complete healing. I pray for everyone who works with you (doctors, nurses, nurse's aids, lab workers) may the have to tools, knowledge and skills to give you treatments. May they be successful, if it be Thy will. I do proay this prayer in the name of Jesus our savior.
Amen
Thamara

Today find something to be happy about.

In Christian Love











Thamara Howell
Acworth, ga USA - Tuesday, April 24, 2001 at 23:01:25 (CDT)
Debbie & Family
I am thinking and praying for you each day.
Some college students that I work and teach with on Wednesdays want to say "Hello"! The students at Western
Texas College Student Bible Center here in Snyder, TX are praying for you as well.

It is so good to see pictures of you and the family. I miss the times that we had spent together back in high school and on "Exodus" tour.
God has a plan. It will all work out for his glory. He will give you strength each day and for that day. Remeber that we all Love you and know that this is in God's hands.

I am so glad that Sharlie contacted me. We had a great conversation about the old days and how God has blessed all of us. You have been to some amazing places all over the world.
Some day I would like to visit France.

I really enjoyed the visit with you all on the phone when I lived in Breckenridge, Texas.
The company keeps moving me up and around. I am still responsible for feeding meals to students K-12 grade.
I left Breckenridge to move to Lamesa, TX. As of July 2000 I have moved to Snyder. This is close enough that I
can periodically keep an eye on mother who is in Lubbock.
I am singing and entertaining with a group called the "Bluff Creek Edition" on weekends and special occasions. I am going to dedicate a song just for you at our next performance.

God Bless you and your's
"You Hang in There!"
We all are praying for you.

Always Sing'n for Him
Ken Robinson


Ken Robinson <robinsonk@snyder.esc14.net>
TX USA - Tuesday, April 24, 2001 at 18:02:04 (CDT)
Debbie,
Will be thinking of you as I go to England tomorrow. . . I remember you "introducing" me to Bono while staying with you and Dewey in your flat the last time I was there. Lots of love,
Karen

Karen Normandy
France - Tuesday, April 24, 2001 at 15:32:57 (CDT)
Debbie, Dewey and Aurora,
Just a note to let you know I'm thinking about you and I check your website daily for updates. I know they are treating you ok down there in GA, that southern hospitality is the greatest. Hope they are feeding you fried chicken and grits to get your strength up. :)

Beth Bell
CA USA - Tuesday, April 24, 2001 at 15:31:34 (CDT)
Dear Debbie,

I planted my garden now that the herald of spring is here and
quite adamant about making things grow before it's too late.

I thought of your beautiful garden at Les Meurs, of our
work together and all the wholesome advice you've offered.

The seeds you've planted, dear Debbie, are well and growing.
Reading the web page every day is like taking a comforting stroll
in your beautiful garden. I see so much beauty! I pray you feel better
and better as each day passes.

I love you and think of you daily,

simona
MD USA - Tuesday, April 24, 2001 at 14:41:45 (CDT)
Dear Debbie and Family,
I am in continual prayer for you. Thank you for this web site, it is so cool. I especially love allthe pictures that you have included. I am thrilled that you were not nauseous. One answered prayer. Thank God for that. I would love to be able to be with you all, but know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sherri, I loved talking to you. I don't know why I did not ask for your phone number. I would love to have it, so that I could call you ocasionally and keep updated and in touch. I love all of you. May God's peace and comfort envelope you at this time. Love Kim

Kim Anderson
ID USA - Tuesday, April 24, 2001 at 13:06:13 (CDT)
Debbie,you are in my prayers.I thank God that he has already given his Angels charge over you with the resounding words "I shall never leave nor forsake you".May God keep you close to himself during this difficult time,we all love and miss you,and can't wait to see your gorgeous smile back in europe.Huge hugs and kisses to you,Dewey and Aurora.
Love Tiggy XXXXXXX

Antony Mayhew
United Kingdom - Tuesday, April 24, 2001 at 09:53:38 (CDT)
DEBBIE, YOU DON'T KNOW ME, BUT I AM PAM'S SISTER. YOU HAVE BEEN IN OUR PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS FOR WEEKS, BUT GOD WOKE ME UP AT 2:20 THIS MORNING WITH YOU ON MY MIND. PRAYERS WERE LIFTED UP FOR YOU FOR STRENGTH, PEACE, AND A SPEEDY RECOVERY. WE KNOW THAT GOD CAN HEAL AND THAT HE DOES. I HAVE A FRIEND AT WORK WHO HAS BEEN COMPLETELY HEALED OF STAGE IV COLON CANCER. SHE IS NOW BACK AT WORK AND HER OLD ROUTINE. WE ARE BELIEVING THAT FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. LOVE, BEN AND CARLA WHAM AND FAMILY.
CARLA WHAM
SC USA - Tuesday, April 24, 2001 at 08:50:09 (CDT)
Chere Debbie,
N'ayant pas d'ordinateur j'utilise (exceptionnellement) celui de mon bureau pour te dire que la famille cumming pense a toi et que nous prions pour toi et tes proches.
Sache egalement que tu es dans les prieres de l'assemblee de Deodat.
Je suis content pouvoir lire de tes nouvelles et que celles ci soient plutot positives.
Avec tout notre amour Alexandre et Ria.

Alexandre et Ria Cumming
FRANCE - Tuesday, April 24, 2001 at 07:17:31 (CDT)
Debbie,
What an incredible day this has been! It has been filled with many emotions as well as many blessings. Thanks to you, I have cried and laughed and spent my day talking to old friends (including you) that I still hold dear to my heart. I have talked to Peggy, Mary Kay, Ken, Bobby, and Rex (as well as all the people I went through to find most of them). They have all sent their love and prayers.
I regret that it took your illness to inspire this reconnection, but you can add it to your list of good things that come from this bad situation. Thank you so much for calling me.
Every time you come into my life I am blessed, and this time is no exception. Although many years have passed, it is comforting to know that the love we share is unaffected by time. I love you very much, and I wish I could be there to hug you. Since I cannot be there, consider yourself hugged!
You are a precious and beautiful gift from God. I pray that He heals you, comforts you, and gives you the strength to endure everything that you must face. I am so glad that He is in control. You are in good hands.
Love, Sharli

Sharli Crawford
TX USA - Tuesday, April 24, 2001 at 00:49:30 (CDT)
Debbie,
It's been years since we last saw each other :) but I wanted to let you know you and your beautiful family are in my prayers. I heard through Gene Gerard that you had cancer and am so thankful you have this wonderful site to let people know what is happening and give us a chance to bless you with our prayers and encouraging words. You are a very special lady. Thank you for the influence you had on my walk with God.
Love,
Caroline (Bennett) Dewey

Caroline (Bennett) Dewey <deweyj@vcss.k12.ca.us>
CA USA - Monday, April 23, 2001 at 23:54:24 (CDT)
Just a quick line to say I am thinking of you. You and your family are continually in my prayers.

Thamara

Thamara
Ga USA - Monday, April 23, 2001 at 23:07:49 (CDT)
Chere Debbie -

I can't believe it's been almost a year since I first met you and your family in France, on the Pepperdine French language program. Since then, I have thought of you guys many times. I'll bet Aurora is so big!

Debbie, I just wanted to say thank you. I don't know if I ever told you last summer, but your instruction (in life and in French) has made such a difference in my life. Your passion for all things French, and your love for the language, the people - it impacted me in an unspeakable way.

While I'm no longer at Pepperdine (I transferred home to the University of Oklahoma where I'm now an art major), I am continuing in my French studies and I'm now a French minor! I'm planning on going back to Paris this summer to study at the Sorbonne (big gulp!)

I am praying for you and your family in what I know must be difficult days. You are so very dear, and I know God has you in His hand.

love, Rachel.

Rachel Doner
OK USA - Monday, April 23, 2001 at 20:20:30 (CDT)
My sweet Debbie,

Thank you for letting me write to you in french : it will be so much easier and so much closer to my feelings if I do it in my mother language !

J'ai vu Claudine et Christophe ce matin et nous avons parl de toi, et ma petite Claudine tait trs mue. Elle va essayer de venir sur ton site demain... En tous cas, je voulais que tu sois certaine qu'elle aussi t'accompagne de toute son ‰me !

On vous embrasse bien bien fort. Courage mes chris, on vous aime !!

Nathalie (et Claudine et Christophe, et Jzabel et Nessy, et Lon et Lone !)


nathalie velia
France - Monday, April 23, 2001 at 17:22:06 (CDT)
Dearest Debbie,

What a beautiful family you have! It has been so long since we have seen each other. We were living in Oslo, Norway and you popped in for a visit. I was so captivated by your beauty, energy, spirit and fervor for Christ. Though the miles and years have separated our lives, each meeting has been precious. And I feel as close to you all today as I did when Tami and I were six-year-old best friends.

When I get discouraged or question what our Lord can do in our lives, I think back on how He used the openness and acceptance of two little girls to draw both our families close to Him and each other. It is so clear that your life has continued to send 'ripples' of faith, love and the truth of grace around the world.

Debbie, I want you to know that I am praying for you, Dewey and Aurora. I am praying that the will of God will shine brilliantly in your lives each day, and that you will continue to grow closer to Him. I pray for your physical, emotional and spiritual strength through your treatment. I pray that you, Dewey and Aurora will have the peace that only Christ can give, knowing that you are His, He is holding on to you, and that the plans He has for your life are far beyond what we can imagine.

You are so loved, Debbie.

With the everlasting love that Christ gives,

Shannon

Shannon (Morley) Earls
TX USA - Monday, April 23, 2001 at 16:10:58 (CDT)
DEBBIE,DEWEY AND AURORA;GOD BLESS YOU ALL..THE PAST 2 WEEKS HAVE BEEN HARD FOR YOU I AMDSURE BUT BY READING YOUR PAGE AND SEEING THE PICTURES I SEE YOU STILL HAVE THE BEAUTIFUL SUPPORT AS AT THE START...PRAISE GOD..I KNOW AURORA WILL MISS THE HAIR BUT IT WILL GROW BACK AND THEY MAKE SOME LOVELY WIGS..SHE'LL NEED YOU MORE THAN THE HAIR RIGHT NOW..I PRAY FOR YOU DAILY AND WANT YOU TO KNOW GOD IS THE MASTER AND IN CHARGE OF ALL OF THIS..BRENDA MASON{EMORY INFUSION CTR LAB}
BRENDA MASON <AM300GIRL@AOL.COM>
GA USA - Monday, April 23, 2001 at 14:25:51 (CDT)
Dear DebbieandDewey

You are still in our prayers, both as a family and from the Elmhurst congregation in Aylesbury. We used to hear from Emory as our friend Jim Trotter did his Ph.D there. Dewey might remember him. He married an Aylesbury girl (Rachel Tweedie) when they were both at Freed-Hardemann. They then came to work as missionaries in Milton Keynes. This was before Carol abd Andrew moved there and after Carol and I moved back to Aylesbury. (Too many Carols, but Dewey knows who I mean; he can explain.) Bad timing, really and there is still no viable congregation in Milton Keynes. Anyway, Jim returned to his studies and now lectures in Hebrew in Murdoch University, Perth, Australia. So we used to get pictures of Georgia. I think they lived near Stone Mountain and worshipped with a church in Decatur. But it was a few years back so don't trust my memory. What was I saying?

Yes, well, enough of this. We are still thinking, hoping, and praying and not always in that order.

Steve, Carol, and Alice

Steve, Carol, and Alice Whitehead
England - Monday, April 23, 2001 at 14:19:27 (CDT)
Debbie, please know that the church in Leander, Texas (suburb of Austin) is praying for you. We provide a small amount of support for David Walker and have done so for several years. So I get his online bulletin each week.

Our prayer is that God's richest blessings will be yours, if they are not already. I know you know that you grow spiritually by this experience, difficult though it may be. And you grow from letting others minister to you and encourage you. I read several of the messages to you on your web page and know you must be greatly encouraged by the thoughts of love and prayer for you and your family. Please ENJOY each and every message; it's very clear that they come from the hearts of people with great love and great hopes for you during this battle. Let me encourage you to grow in God's grace from this experience; it will better equip you to minister to others.

Our sufferings here help us experience just a taste of what Jesus suffered for each of us; it helps me to always keep that in mind. I've been an insulin-dependent diabetic for 40 years (with many of the typical side effects), my wife has had breast cancer, and we lost a 20-year-old son in a car accident, and the support of Christians like those supporting you on this web page and those who ministered to us face-to-face are all that have kept us sane; by their love and support they helped us understand that only Christians can cope well with our difficulties in this life. Our strong hope in things unseen that we believe to be real sustains us and gives us confidence. I am not saying that your experience is not difficult; of course it is. But perhaps God is using this to help you appreciate your family and brothers and sisters in Christ, to be better able t0 minister to others, and to place your hopes in the only God who rules this universe of ours.

Please know that our congregation and our elders here are praying for you. May the Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you.

Our love in Jesus Christ for you,

Lynn Denton
Austin, Texas

Lynn Denton
TX USA - Monday, April 23, 2001 at 07:36:38 (CDT)
hey Debbie...

it's been quite a while, but i received a message tonight telling me about your battle. it is quite obvious and exciting that you have more than a fair amount of support in this thing (look at all these messages!) you are, of course, in my prayers. remember jer. 29:11 "for I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you... to give you a hope and a future" everything happens for a reason and everything works together for good for those who love God and are called according to His purpose.

because of Him,

matt barnes
London Spring Program 1999

matt barnes
CA USA - Monday, April 23, 2001 at 02:26:06 (CDT)
Debbie-
I am the oldest daughter of Naomi Morley- Savannah. I don't know if you remember me. Your sister Tami and my sister, Shannon, were good friends in Thailand. Your mother visited us here in Paris, TX several years ago and it was great to renew our friendship with her and to hear about all the wonderful things God has done with your family. My mother just told me a few days ago about your diagnosis. Your website is wonderful and it is so encouraging to know there are so many people all over the world praying for you. Please know that here in Paris, Tx we will be doing the same and have asked the members of our church to be in prayer for you as well. Thank you for keeping us all updated so well on your website. Your daughter is absolutely precious. I will be praying especially for her during this time of upheavel for her (I have three sons of my own). May the Lord bless you with continued strength and positive results from the chemo. Give your parents our love and my mom sends her love to you all as well.
Love, Savannah

Savannah Hubbard
TX USA - Monday, April 23, 2001 at 00:46:35 (CDT)
Debbie, Dewey, and Aurora,
I am blown away...I just received an email asking for prayer support from Malia. I miss you guys so much and have thought about you so much this past year. My two months in France were the most amazing two months of my life, due in large part to your family. I was just thinking about Debbie and a very insightful conversation we had about love in the back of a taxi in the middle of Paris yesterday. WOW. Things sure can change quickly. All three of you will definitly be in my thoughts and prayers. You have shared so much with so many people over the years and have obviously built an amazing support network of friends and family to take care of you in your time of need. I have faith that through this network God will work his wonders. I love you and will keep in touch. Hang in there and this too will become a distant memory.
Ashley Mundt

ashley mundt
ca USA - Monday, April 23, 2001 at 00:07:16 (CDT)
Dear Debbie, Dewey, Tami, Fritz, Sherri, Larry, Judy & Earl and the rest of your family. I just want you all to know that we had another special prayer for you today in a ladies class. We lifted your name up, Debbie, for healing, for the family we asked for stregnth so that they will be able to be that 24 hour support for you. We also prayed for the doctors, etc. again, that God will literally infuse them with the knowledge to know the right treatments for you. We also prayed for ourselves, your friends that we may be here for you whenever, wherever and however we are needed. I just feel like God has something very special in mind for you and that your healing has begun. Just keep your wonderful attitude, hold high His name, exault your faith. I think it was Barclay that said.."Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory." Continue to Glorify His Name.
Love,
Thamara

Thamara Howell
ga USA - Sunday, April 22, 2001 at 23:33:08 (CDT)
Debbie,
Just wanted to let you know that you are still constantly in my thoughts and prayers. Also, I ran across this poem which I think is appropriate because it describes the wonderful and enduring qualities of hope.

"Hope" is the thing with feathers-
That perches in the soul-
And sings the tune without the words-
And never stops- at all-

And sweetest- in the Gale- is heard-
And sore must be the storm-
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm-

I've heard it in the chillest land -
And on the strangest Sea-
Yet, never, in Extremity,
It asked a crumb- of Me.

Emily Dickinson

Angela Drury
GA USA - Sunday, April 22, 2001 at 21:57:33 (CDT)
My dearest Debbie,
It is not easy to write to you in english ! Is has been such a long time that we use to talk together in french for you needed it when we met - how long ago? 6? 7 years? - and because you did so well soon !
It is not easy to write in english when I want to let the deepest part of heart talk !
It is not easy to write in english when I feel doing it so bad and when I know that so many people will read my poor words !...
It is not easy but I enjoy doing it when I know I am part of this human chain weaving ribbons of love around you.
I am with you Debbie, always. My heart keeps praying for you even when I'm working, or driving or doing the washing up...
Tomorrow I'll see Claudine and Christophe and I know that when we are together our thoughts will be stronger. We will be together in His name for you.
Loads of love
Nathalie

nathalie velia
FRANCE - Sunday, April 22, 2001 at 16:35:58 (CDT)
Debbie, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Dewey at this challenging time and especially with Aurora. Keep going, keep fighting and God will see you through.

God hath not promised skies ever blue,
Flower strewn pathways all our lives through,
God hath not promised sun without rain,
Joy without sorrow, peace without pain,
But he hath promised strength for each day,
rest after labour, light for our way,
Grace for all trials, help from above,
Unfailing sympathy, undying love.


Kate, Nigel, Helen & Sarah Hardy
Britain - Sunday, April 22, 2001 at 16:23:47 (CDT)
Debbie,
Jill's favorite verse was Matt 17:20:
"if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move and nothing will be impossible for you."
Only believe, my dear friend.
Love you,
Angeline

Angeline
CA USA - Sunday, April 22, 2001 at 15:25:36 (CDT)
dearest Debbie....sending you loads of love and light from London...many friends and healers are sending this radiant healing energy..me included..... with the rest of all your friends in the Praying for the Rain family.....may the angels watch over you and your dear ones...keep strong my dear friend....my prayers and thoughts are with you...much love always domenic
Domenic DeCicco
England - Sunday, April 22, 2001 at 15:11:09 (CDT)
To Debbie, Dewey, and Aurora
When illness casts a shadow
And life's not a lot of fun
It may seem like a battle
but it is one that can be won

You've hit some stormy weather
And your down there in the dumps
But you'll come sailing through
because you always come up trumps

You'll need a little patience
And some strength and courage too
But these are not in short supply to
somebody like you

So if you feel a little down
And life seems so unfair
Take comfort from the knowledge
That so many people care

Each step towards recovery
That you are taking every day
Shall not be made alone
Someone is with you all the way
(by Molly Coddle)
Thinking of all of you Sue & Graeme Morrison
suemor@TFZ.net

Graeme and Sue Morrison
Northants England - Sunday, April 22, 2001 at 14:50:54 (CDT)
Debbie,
It is another cold, gray day in France - I think the sun and warm weather are awaiting your return. . . think of you daily as I talk to God.
With love, Karen

Karen Normandy
France - Sunday, April 22, 2001 at 02:46:55 (CDT)

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