Sunday, December 30, 2012

Sister McKee's message to the Missionaries

Dear Friends and Family,
Yesterday we were holding a missionary planning meeting in the hospital room. Sister McKee started participating in the planning meeting while wearing her passy muir valve on her trach. Her insight was so special that I asked her to speak to the missionaries on a quick voice mail. I expected only to hear her say something like , I love you and work hard. You can only imagine my surprise when she shared with them this message. She used all of her energy and spoke as if she was in front of the pulpit. The amazing thing was that her tone and voice came across the telephone as if there was no trach or valve. We are all in awe.  Another miracle and blessing for our missionaries. We hope that you enjoy.

Today one of our techs came in and said, "There is something special about this room and the people here. You all follow the Lord, don't you. I have worked here for 12 years and have never felt what I am feeling when I come down this hallway. I proceeded to tell her that she was feeling the spirit of the Holy Ghost testify in her heart that there was a message here in this room that was true.She agreed with that and took a wonderful book about Jesus Christ and the testimony of a second witness of Jesus Christ and asked if our missionaries would come to her home and teach her. She said, " I love the Lord and worship Him and I know that there is something more that I need to learn and know about Him. The Lord led me to talk to you. What a dear friend LaTonya has become with her four children.

We love you and thank you again for so many blessings and so much faith. We pray that all of you will feel the gifts of the spirit through a loving Heavenly Father. Through all of our trials, His promises are sure.

The William McKee Family


  1. Oh my goodness!!! What a glorious miracle. Thank you for sharing it with us. RaNae, I am so proud of who you are and honored to know you. I send my love and prayers to you all.

  2. It was such a joy to hear both of your voices and especially RaNae's sounding so strong. What wonderful words from a wonderful lady. We pray for your family each day and keep your names on the Prayer Roll here. We love your family so much and remember ALL of the wonderful ways that you have touched our lives and our children's lives. God bless each and every one of you, Love Mike and Tammie Healey and family

  3. I am speechless, and awed by the miracles we are being witness to. RaNae, it was so exciting to hear your voice. I have been giggling since the last post about the broom, get sweeping President!!!

  4. WooooHOooooo! Go sister McKee! Awesome. Love you so glad you are out of the ICU! Be well.

  5. I am Elder Dempsey's mom and continue to pray for you and your family. I am actually teaching a Relief Society lesson next week and using Sister McKee's experience as the main focus part. I am in awe of the love that radiates from your family and especially the valiant missionaries that have been experiencing these small and simple miracles. May the Lord continue to bless your family and the Nashville Mission as you continue your journey down this path. Love to you all Sister Dunham

  6. That was the prettiest sound I've heard today! I'm so happy!
    You are such an example to everyone and I'm so blessed to have you in my life. I love you and continue to pray for you and to be more like you!!!!

  7. Wonderful wonder wonderful...I felt like singing a line from West Side story's "Maria"..."the most beautiful sound I ever heard..."
    I felt like I was on the other end of the telephone - like I had called you up in Idaho - so clear so strong and deliberate! Bless you RaNae you are such a powerhouse of faith and determination and the wellspring of love from our Father that you and Bill (Pres. McKee)and your family share is truly a testimony of the most delicious fruit, the love of God!
    Love & prayers continue.

  8. Oh, what a beautiful day!!! We've been praying night and day and day and night for Sister McKee's continued recovery and for more TNM miracles. We had just added your names to the Salt Lake Temple prayer roll this morning after spending a beautiful session there, and imagine our incredible joy and surprise to return home, pull up your blog after all the holiday rush...and get to hear Sister McKee's beautiful and strong voice for the first time! Wow! It's like Christmas day for us!

    What a powerful spirit and strong testimony in those golden tones! Thank you, Sister McKee, for "coming back"! ... back to your family, back to all of those who are currently serving in your mission needing your guidance, and back to all those who will soon be serving under your watchful & loving care!

    We love you so much!
    Sister Amanda Marie Abel & The Abel Family
    Bountiful, UT

  9. How wonderful to hear Sister McKee's voice and message about are indication that this message was in a hospital with a trach. Amazing what the Lord has done, and that she has accomplished by her faith and strength...and the love of all. Linda Jackson, Tullahoma...