Nananawagan ngayon ng panalangin ang mga anak ng OPM legend na si Ray-An Fuentes at ng wife nitong si Mei-ling matapos magpositibo sa coronavirus disease o COVID-19 ang kanilang pamilya.
November 27 umano nang magpa-test ang kanilang mag-anak na ibinahagi pa ng Canada-based evangelist na si Ray-An sa kanyang Facebook post that day.
Aniya: "Fam’s gonna get tested for Covid19 today. Hope it’s negative.
"Also The Voice In The Wilderness will not cry out this Sunday. It’s gonna be difficult focusing with this virus present in the home.
"Will resume when it’s all clear."
After two days, on November 29 , lumabas na ang resulta ng kanilang test at doon nga napag-alamang positive sila sa kinatatakutang respiratory illness.
"The results are out! Except for my eldest son, we all tested POSITIVE for Covid19!" pahayag ng singer-turned-pastor sa social media.
Dahil dito, tuluyan nang hindi umere ang online worship program nilang “The Voice In The Wilderness” sa Facebook.
Sa kanyang sumunod na post, humihingi ng gabay at lakas mula sa D'yos ang dating OPM singer para malagpasan ang kinakaharap na pagsubok ng kanilang pamilya.
"At 68 and 66, my wife and I are high risk for this virus," he wrote. "I really need the LORD to fight this battle for us because I don’t know if I have the strength to do so.
"I have been fighting battles left and right - not just mine but my family’s as well - and at this point I am tired. Just being honest..."
Nagbigay pa si Ray-An ng update last November 30 hinggil sa kanyang kondisyon matapos nga ma-diagnose as COVID positive.
"The bad & the good of Covid: The bad is my body is so weak and in such pain that I cannot even find the strength to pray. I haven’t prayed since we all tested positive.
"The good is that even though I could not, there has been an outpouring of prayers, support, encouragement and inspiration ‘coming out of the woodwork’ even from people I don’t know.
"The Lord has even sent people I haven’t seen in ages to come bring us food supplies. And for that I am grateful."
Nang sumunod na araw naman, December 1, nagsimula na daw s'yang mawalan ng panlasa na isa nga sa mga sintomas ng sakit.
Noong December 3 naman, ang anak ni Ray-An na si Daniella—along with Miguel and Julio—ang nag-post sa FB upang ipagbigay alam sa mga kaanak at kaibigan na isinugod na sa ospital ang kanilang mga magulang.
Humingi na rin ito nang patuloy na panalangin para sa kanilang lubusang paggaling.
"Please continue to intercede for my parents as they are currently in hospital being taken care of for their covid symptoms," panawagan ni Daniella.
"Please stand in agreement with us for doctors and nurses who are compassionate, alert, and led by the Holy Spirit.
"We are believing for complete victory and wholeness in their health — we shall stand and see the salvation of the Lord!
"The victory belongs to Jesus, the name above every name, and in the name of Jesus, covid must bow down.
"Thank you all for your intercession!"
Kinahapunan, nag-share naman ng dasal ang former OPM hit maker at update sa kanilang kondisyon.
"Dear LORD please don’t let this be the saddest Christmas for the Fuentes family.
"COVID STATUS: Both Mei-ling and I have been admitted in the hospital with Mei-ling being the hardest hit. She has difficulty breathing and had to be intubated at the ICU."
Kalakip din ng post ang message ni Ray-An for his wife upang ipaalam dito kung gaano ito kaimportante sa kanya.
"I am sending this note to my wife. I don’t know if she can read or respond," panimula ni Ray-An.
"Sweetie, I know how difficult this must be for you. You definitely are the anchor of the family. But the virus has stolen life from us.
"IF you feel that you don’t want to fight this thing anymore, just 'whisper' in my spirit and we can both go home together. Without you, my life is meaningless," pagpapatuloy pa n'ya.
"We’ve lived a full life - 42 years of God’s amazing grace. My only regret is I didn’t treat you much better than you deserve. That’s on me. But through the years one thing became increasingly clear: You are definitely God’s gift to me."
Ngayong araw, December 4, ay inilipat na si Ray-An critical care unit.
"I am now moved to the critical care unit with an oxygen tank, being given antibiotics and steroids plus insulin shots."
Si Ray-An Fuentes ang nagpasikat ng OPM classic na "Umagang kay Ganda" with Tillie Moreno.
Iniwan n'ya ang show business noong 1988 at nag-migrate naman sa Canada ang kanyang pamilya way back 1999.
Prayers for your full recovery, Sir Ray-An and Ma’am Mei-ling.