Tuesday, March 19th 2013…10:35pm

Ryan asked me to let you know that Annie is with the Lord. He took her peacefully home this evening at 10:30.

Tim (Annie’s brother)

30 thoughts on “Tuesday, March 19th 2013…10:35pm

  1. Dear Ryan. Watching and listening to these videos of you and Annie’s baptism has been the most compelling expression of Christian hope and faith. So moving, life-giving and faith-strengthening. We just wanted you to know we are praying and remembering you at this time.
    Thank God for encouraging us with these powerful hope and resurrection promises, particularly this Easter weekend.
    Lots of love from Tim and Rachel x

  2. Thought of Annie today when we sang From The Squalor Of A Borrowed Stable especially the lyrics below, praying for you Ryan, Ruthie, Tim, Joy and Tabitha.

    Then the skies will part, as the trumpet sounds
    Hope of heaven or the fear of hell;
    But the Bride will run, to her Lover’s arms,
    Giving glory to Immanuel!

  3. Better is One day in His courts than thousands elsewhere.
    Believing that this is true.

    I will miss Annie. My heart aches for you Ryan and for Tim and for all her family that is left behind. I’m so grateful she is with our Saviour and free from all pain and suffering… but I’m sad for all left behind that will be missing her joyful smile and sweet spirit. So thankful to have known her and loved her and been blessed to have her in my life.

    I love Jesus better because of her.

    Praying comfort and peace to each of you and asking God to sustain you and empower you now and over these next few days, weeks, years and decades.

    Blessings from across the pond,

    Jennifer Wratten Napier

  4. Dear Ryan. I met you and Annie in November 2011 in a jacuzzi! We talked and you shared your story, and I learned about Broken Chariots. I haveprayed for you both and followed your blog since that time sharing every moment with you. I watched the baptism video and was so happy that Annie had been e to do it. Thank you for sharing. I will continue to pray for you Ryan. you will know this word but when I had my cancer I was given this. Hebrews 13 verse 5. It helped and still does. God bless you mightily. With my love and His.

  5. ……….this will stay with me for the rest of my life……god bless you all………….xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  6. I’m very happy and touched to be able to read this here in Vienna, Austria. I think it could be a book. We are all going to pray for you, Ryan, and we are all sorry. Love from Emil (Fran & Philippa’s nephew, 10 yrs old).

  7. Thank you for the privilege of allowing us to be a with you in this part of the journey. We are thankful that Annie is with the Lord and free from pain, but we are fully aware that a new part of the journey begins for you Ryan, dear Ruthie, Tim and Joy, and everyone who was close to Annie. We are praying, asking the Lord to bring comfort in the midst of grief. Love Gill and Mark.

  8. Ryan,
    We attend the Ark Bible Chapel (in Pennsylvania) and met you and Annie a couple of times when you were over to visit. We live 2 doors down from Karl and Charlotte and have been getting updates from them and lifting you and Annie up in prayer. We were deeply saddened when we heard from Karl and Charlotte today. We were moved and blessed upon watching the video of Annie’s baptism. We are praying for you and all Annie’s family.
    In God’s love,
    Jesse, Andrea, and Moses Mast

  9. Praying for you all. Thanks so much for sharing everything – i am really encouraged by Annie and her baptism and the blog. Lots of love to you Tim and to Ryan and family. xxx

  10. Our thoughts are with Ryan, his family and Annie’s. No more suffering and peace at last for Annie. From everyone at Lickhill Primary.

  11. Thank you for your constant witness through your blog; I have learned so much from you both. May Jesus be with you, Ruthie, Tim and Joy, as well the rest of the family. What a difference when the one you love dies a believer! Knowing you will see them again one day! I thank God for that. How blessed we are even when times are SO hard.

  12. You are now in glory Annie and free of earthly struggles. I give thanks for your life and pay for Ryan and your family during this period of sadness. Ron God be the glory.

  13. Ryan, Hearts over here are heavy with the great loss, rejoicing that she is with Jesus, praying for you. Annie is resting with Jesus; I pray you can get some much needed rest. You have been faithful. You are dearly loved.

    Uncle Karl

  14. It’s hard not to have mixed feelings right now – great joy for Annie that she is now with the Lord she loved so much, and deep sorrow for Ryan, Ruthie and family, the church family, and all those who loved her so dearly.

    “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord, that they may rest from their labours and their works follow them.”

    With our earnest prayers that you will know great comfort, even in your sorrow.

  15. The earthly world is an emptier place without dear Annie, but the heavenly world has gained a huge heart. Thoughts and prayers with you Ry, and for Ruthie and Tim. Much love, Andie and Simon. xx

  16. We continue to lift you up in prayer, Ryan, Ruthie and Tim. Mark and I were encouraged with our reading this morning in Song of Songs, chapter 2 from verse 8
    8 Listen! My beloved!
    Look! Here he comes,
    leaping across the mountains,
    bounding over the hills.
    9 My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag.
    Look! There he stands behind our wall,
    gazing through the windows,
    peering through the lattice.
    10 My beloved spoke and said to me,
    “Arise, my darling,
    my beautiful one, come with me.
    11 See! The winter is past;
    the rains are over and gone.
    12 Flowers appear on the earth;
    the season of singing has come,
    the cooing of doves
    is heard in our land.
    13 The fig tree forms its early fruit;
    the blossoming vines spread their fragrance.
    Arise, come, my darling;
    my beautiful one, come with me.”
    14 My dove in the clefts of the rock,
    in the hiding places on the mountainside,
    show me your face,
    let me hear your voice;
    for your voice is sweet,
    and your face is lovely.
    15 Catch for us the foxes,
    the little foxes
    that ruin the vineyards,
    our vineyards that are in bloom.
    16 My beloved is mine and I am his;

  17. Its been a very hard 18 months but God has shone through it all and done amazing things and there has been a wonderful testimony to share the love and Power of Jesus and we can continue to share that testimony. We know that Anne is doing what it says in God’s word – Isaiah ch 35 v 10…”They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them and sorrow and sighing will flee away” Anne always loved singing and she will be able to do it now with full strength. Much love to you Ryan, Ruthie and Tim and the family, we bring you now before the LORD. x

  18. To be with Jesus is better by far! Thank you both for your testimonies and evidence of the work of God in your lives. Praying for our Lord to wrap His hands around you, Tim and Ruthie and give you peace. We’ll all be together forever one day. X

  19. Thank-you Jesus for showing us who you are through the powerful love of Ryan and Annie. Thank-you that Annie is now giggling and full of joy with You. Please wrap your arms around Ryan and hold him close, and all of us who held Annie dear. Amen.

  20. I am pleased that Annie is no longer suffering, My love and thoughts are with you all as your miss your lovely Annie. May you feel God uplifting you at this time of sadness. Love to you all Ruth

  21. My prayers are with you all…and thank you Anne for allowing me you to witness your journey.thank you Ryan for being the channel…

  22. I understand now why the presence of The Lord was so strong yesterday as I watched Annie’s baptism In my kitchen.
    The song I can only imagine keeps ringing in my heart. ‘Surrounded by your Glory, what will my heart feel, will I dance with you Jesus or in awe of You be still, will I stand in your Presence, or to my knees will I fall, ….. I wonder what Annie is doing?
    You are an amazing man of God Ryan, may He fill you to overflowing with all that you need at this moment.
    Annie has left an amazing legacy with the way she lived her life beit healthy or ill. I don’t think either of you will know how many lives have been touched or changed because the way you have both lived yours. Praying for you x

  23. Praying for you all tonight. So glad I came across this blog to learn about beautiful Annie. Her baptism was amazing, thank you for sharing it.

  24. Ryan, Ruthie and Tim, I had just watched the video Ryan had posted of Anne’s baptism as I received the email while at work and wanted to wait to watch it and was just telling mike how amazing it was a what an inspiration Anne is, at least she is where she wants to be and at peace with her Lord, I will forever cherish mine and Anne’s friendship
    and all the many memories I have of us growing up together, may The Lord comfort you all in this time of sorrow, much love and prayers, Sam xx

  25. I’m so glad Annie is no longer suffering and is at last no longer in pain, feeling nauseus, or short of breath; Her astounding testimony has urged me to be more proactive in sharing our glorious news with patients I see. My prayers are with you all x

  26. it’s hard to know what to say….i am so glad for annie. i know she is no longer suffering and so joyful to be with Jesus. but i am sad. praying for you all that you will feel the peace and comfort of Christ.

  27. Ryan, I am in Toronto and will have SLCC, Heritage Bible College pray, as well as Johnson U, Lincoln Christian U, Toccoa Falls CC, and Clear Creek Bible C in Kentucky pray for you and the family. Barbara and I are praying.

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