Sunday, March 9

Ran across this quote embedded in one of Ann's first blog posts.
everything must balance.
if i want to love deeply,
i should expect to suffer deeply.
this means i more or less choose
for myself what i want to put in
and take out of life. nothing great
or noble comes cheaply.
We all thank God for Ann and the legacy she left us.

Please continue to pray for Ann's family as they mourn her loss.

Friday, March 7

Ann's Memorial Service Streamed Live on Saturday


Wanted to make sure that you all knew that Ann's memorial service will be streamed live tomorrow (Saturday) at 2pm Pacific Time at http://www.BearCreekChurch.com.

Wednesday, February 26

Please feel free to visit Ann's Caring Bridge Site to leave words of encouragement and testimony.
Information on Ann will be posted to her FaceBook Site and her Caring Bridge Site.
http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/annkiemelanderson

Monday, February 24

Excerpt:  "I'm Out To Change My World"  Ann Kiemel, 1974

June

one day a girl came in on her bicycle.
she had another friend with her
and this friend's father was president of the city college.
and she was an agnostic.
but i loved her anyway.
i wrote poetry with her;
i laughed with her.
i arm-wrestled with her on the floor;
i jogged with her;
i rode a ten-speed with her.
i shared Jesus with her everytime i got a chance.

she would call me some nights
and in the middle of of a conversation
she would slam the phone down in my ear.
i don't know how often the phone slams in your ear
but i didn't exactly appreciate it.
i mean after all,
she was the one who called me.
but i loved her.
although, i really shouldn't say so
because sometimes i really wanted to give up.
and sometimes i really wanted to smack her in the mouth.
but Jesus in me loved her
through thick and thin.

and then one day seven months later
the phone rang.
she was sobbing and crying,
"ann,
i don't know how to tell you
but today at school,
in an unexpected, obscure moment,
it came to me --
God has to be.
because no one in my life loved me the way you loved me.
if anybody can love me through my moods
and the drugs
and all my mess the way you loved me,
there has to be a God.
ann,
in an obscure moment today
i found Him."

just about a month ago,
i got a letter from June.
she has Bible clubs everywhere.
Jesus is Lord of her life.
she's out to win her family to Jesus.
she believes.
just because somebody loved her
through thick and thin
and you see, you can't stop love.
love finds a way through.

Sunday, February 23

Ann asks that you would especially remember her in your prayers tomorrow afternoon as she is scheduled for a PET Scan.  As you know, she's recently been through a battery of tests and needs God's peace to envelop her as she faces this scan tomorrow. 

Ann is so very appreciative of all your love and prayers.  They mean so much to her.

God bless you,

Team Ann

If you haven't checked out Ann's Caring Bridge website, created yesterday, please take a minute to visit. 
The website address is: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/annkiemelanderson.
This address is also posted on Ann's FB page.