“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare
and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” – Jeremiah 29:11…
Rhema Marvanne. She is a 7-year old girl with an angelic voice. That is not the whole story though. Her mom died from ovarian cancer when she was very young. The disease was not hidden from Rhema and she was there every step of the way until her mom’s passing in 2008.I just turned 8 years old. I want to sing like my mother who battled ovarian cancer and went home to heaven 11/8/08. I want to make her proud and follow in her footsteps to serve and glorify God.
Her dad started taking videos
of their daughter Rhema singing gospel songs and posting them on Youtube. Many people noticed the voice of Rhema which seems to come from somewhere but herself. It is a definite gift from God.
When interviewed for the 20/20 segment, the girl responded as if she wasn’t a child at all. She was there when her mom passed away, holding her hand until her last breath.
I wouldn’t be surprised if she becomes more than just a Youtube star very very soon.
You can download her songs from her website http://www.RhemaMarvanne.com
Here’s just parts of her AMAZING story.
Gospel is her style of choice for a reason.
“God called me to do gospel and I believe gospel can touch people’s hearts”.
Her father, Teton Voraritskul, said he and his wife decided not to shield their daughter from her mothers illness. Instead, Rhema was there for chemotherapy treatments and much more. She was an eyewitness to some of her mom’s darkest days.
“I kept on praying in my heart, God, please help her to feel better. Please, just heal her,” she said.
Rhema said she tried to cheer her mother up.
I held her hand. I smiled at her. I told her that I was going to be OK,” she said. “I did everything I could to make her happy.”
Rhema was with her mother when she died in November, 2008.
“I was sitting right beside her,\” she remembered. \”Then daddy came over and we both saw the last breath she took.\”
Voraritskul said he knows the experience was traumatic for his daughter but added, \”that is a part of life.\”
\”I wanted her to grow up to be strong,\” he said. \”She was able to see her mother in suffering and also courageous.\”