Pastor Ron West And His Journey With God!
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My Story Pastor Ron West ~ Part One
Pastor Ron West Faith Indeed
Praise God for his victory over cancer! Pastor Ron West was my former boss when we worked together for a ministry called Faith Indeed.
Ron and I built wheelchair ramps and helped the elderly and disabled in the Milwaukee and Waukesha, Wisconsin areas.
To this day, we have been good friends for over two decades. Ron’s faith in God pulled him through a terrible fight with cancer.
He is an honest, God-fearing, God-loving man who works hard and is a wonderful husband to his wife and an excellent father to his children!
Not long ago, Ron became pastor at his church Grace Bible in Oconomowoc Wisconsin, Ron attended New Tribes Bible College. His knowledge and love for the Lord have made him an excellent pastor for his church. ~ Bill Greguska
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Pastor Ron West A Friend Of Mine For Many Years!
Co-workers at the Elmbrook Church, and later at Faith Indeed.
Ron West was my boss as we built wheelchair ramps for the elderly and disabled in the Milwaukee/Waukesha area for ten years.
He is a very down to earth guy with a big heart, very motivated and hard-working, with a strong faith in God.
Pastor Ron West is the kind of guy who would do almost anything for you. Ron faithfully taught Sunday school at his church for many years and had been very active with his family, at church and work.
Ron was my boss for Faith Indeed, where we built wheelchair ramps for the elderly and disabled in both Milwaukee and Waukesha, Wisconsin. In our ministry in about 15 years, we built about 500 wheelchair ramps at no cost to the clients. Ron did both the organizing, and he also did many of the ramp construction too!
Ron’s Faith Carried Him Through His Cancer!
He has had a long-standing relationship with God and has been a man of integrity and faithfulness throughout all the cancer treatments that he has had to endure.
Dear Family and Friends; 12-23-13
Just a short note to update you on our situation. If you can believe a year has gone by since I had my stem cell transplant.
Time for my one-year appointment, so I had a PET scan and bone marrow biopsy on the 16th of Dec. Jean and I went to the Dr. today and found out that my bone marrow was clean, and my scan was clean also. I am officially cancer-free. All of my liver numbers were normal too.
They are going to be taking me off all the medications I am on over the next few months, including the insulin. I have quite a few restrictions yet, but I am OK with that. But, I haven’t quit smiling all day, and I got permission to use the snowblower this year, which has made my wife euphoric. She hasn’t stopped smiling, either.
Thank you for your faithful prayers for us. I believe it has made all the difference in the world. Thank you for standing with us and being an encouragement to us. Please praise the Lord with us. To God, be the glory.
Jean and I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
We have a lot to be thankful for. Will 2014 be the year our Lord returns?
To God, be the Glory!
Every Person Has To Make Their Own Choice!
Pastor Ron West Loves The Lord!
Death is inevitable, but we can decide whether, on exiting this world, we will enter eternal torment or the everlasting beauty of God’s presence.
People will be judged by Romans 2:1-4, not by their attitudes but by the truth of His Word.
Scripture declares there is but one way to heaven—through faith in Jesus Christ. It is my prayer for each one of you.
Our world needs Jesus.
To God be the Glory;
Ron West Elmbrook Church
God Can Heal You As He Healed Me!
Dear friends and family; 2-19-14
Just a short note to update you on my situation. My Dr. visits are now getting farther apart. I am seeing the Dr. once a month and getting blood work done twice a month.
So info now is coming slower, PTL. My Graft vs. Host is getting better, they have taken me off one of the drugs over the last month, and my liver counts were still healthy. That is a real answer to prayer.
My liver is doing its job again. I am no longer a diabetic. 3 John 1:2-4, I have been taken off all insulin, and my sugar readings have been average for a month now. Another answer to prayer, PTL. I am getting my energy back slowly but surely.
I have been walking on a treadmill that has helped my endurance a lot. The Dr. feels if everything goes as it has been going, it will be ten weeks, and I will be off most of my immune suppressant. I have been working four hour days, which has been excellent.
Thank you for standing with us in prayer, we have a lot to be thankful for.
My Story Pastor Ron West Part 2
Ron Was Grateful to Share His Testimony With Others.
The Lord has taught me a lot through this. PTL.
Psalm 103:1-4 Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits. Who forgives all my iniquities; heal all thy diseases; redeems my life from destruction; crowns me with loving kindness and tender mercies;
Some days we awaken with aching joints and dull spirits and wonder how we can shake off our lethargy and make it through the day.
Here’s an idea: Like David, try lifting up your thanks to God. Use mind and memory to rekindle thankfulness for all God’s “benefits” Psalm. 103:2. Gratefulness will lead to joy.
Thank God for His forgiveness. He “forgives all your iniquities” (v.3), and “has cast all our sins into the depths of the sea” Mic. 7:19. Thank Him for healing your diseases (v.3). God uses infirmity and disorders to draw you more deeply into His love and care.
And, one day, when your Lord comes for you, He will heal all of your diseases. Thank Him for redeeming your life from destruction (v.4). This is more than rescue from premature death.
It is redemption from death itself. Thank Him for crowning your life “with loving kindness and tender mercies” (v.4). Each day, He renews your strength and vigor. Then your spirit can rise and soar like an eagle. “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits” (v.2).
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To God be the Glory
Ron West’s Obituary
Ron was born on August 19, 1958, to Connie and Ronald West, Sr., in Auburn, NY. While attending college at New Tribes Bible Institute, Ron met Jean Van Ryzin, and the two were wed in 1978. He is survived by his wife Jean, their three children, Holly (Jon) Blankenship, Joel (Erin) West, and Eric West, their five grandchildren, his parents, Connie and Ronald, Sr., and his sister Denise (Jeff) Ellis and brother-in-law Kirby Huseby. Ron was preceded in death by his sister, Deborah Huseby.
He oversaw the Print Shop located at Elmbrook Church, in Waukesha, for nearly thirty years before accepting the pastorate at Grace Bible Church in Oconomowoc, where he faithfully served for the past four years.
Ron recognized his need for a Savior at 10 years old, understanding that there was no way for him to be right with God by his own efforts. God, by His grace and mercy, providentially called Ron to put his faith in Jesus Christ and in His death and resurrection for the payment of his sins. Ron grew in his love for Christ as he walked with Him and served Him throughout his life, sharing the good news of the great hope that he had with those that God saw fit to bring into his life.
“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9
“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Psalm 73:26.
Ron had a love for the Lord Jesus Christ and desired everyone to know Jesus too. He knew that apart from putting his faith in Jesus’ work on the cross and resurrection, he could never enter into heaven. In John 14:6, Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father but by Me.”
A visitation will be held at Grace Bible Church on March 6th from 10 am-1 pm. Due to COVID, a private service for family and close friends will follow. Service will be available through a live stream at https://gracebibleoconomowoc.org.
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