My hero, my dad

Dear praying friends,

My hero, my dad, D. John Richard, just entered heaven to receive his eternal reward for a full life and fruitful labors (Saturday, February 3, 2018), just 17 days shy of his 95th birthday. It happened very fast. He fell last Sunday, and five times since then. We’re grateful and sad.

I’m headed to Syracuse…just arrived in Dallas last night after 16 nights away. I wrote memories of him on my 15+ hour flight home, having just talked the exact streets and places of youthful life with him.

Please pray for all of us. We have our Christ’s Resurrection hope for His believers-followers…or we would be of all people most miserable!

I borrow from John 1:6: “There was a man sent from God. His name was John.”


ramesh richard

14 thoughts on “My hero, my dad

  1. Ramesh – I’m glad I met him even though briefly. I’ll look forward to knowing him one day. Praying this over your family today:

    “I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.” – Romans‬ ‭15:13‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    Making Disciples of All Nations,

    Bill Zukoski 214-629-1835


  2. My Dearest Brother Dr. Ramesh and Rajiv I am very sorry for this news , and my condolences, he is not only your father but I felt when I met his 3 times in Dallas that he is my father my tears today, because I will miss his passion and spiritual touches will meet him with our Lord Jesus Christ soon may the Lord Comfort you and your blessed family

    *Rev. Dr.Radi A. Iskander * * الدكتور القس راضي عطالله اسكندر *


    *MAHATIT MASR Alexandria, Egypt Cell: (+2 0 )122 913 3317 Fax : ( +20 ) 3 392 8045 skype name: rev.radi.iskander*

    On Sat, Feb 3, 2018 at 8:41 PM, pray4rameshrichard wrote:

    > pray4rameshrichard posted: “Dear praying friends, My hero, my dad, D. John > Richard, just entered heaven to receive his eternal reward for a full life > and fruitful labors (Saturday, February 3, 2018), just 17 days shy of his > 95th birthday. It happened very fast. He fell last Sunday,” >

  3. Dear Bro. Ramesh and the rest of the family
    I am sadden to hear the news and at the same time I am gladden too. For no eye has seen nor ear heard what God has prepared for those whom He has called – where there is no more sorrow or pain or falling but the fullness of joy in our eternal home with the Father
    My condolences, thoughts and prayers are with you all

  4. He was a father to everyone whom he knew and he memorized almost the whole Bible by heart.
    He will be missed by all of us.Our sincere condolences to the Richards familyy

  5. So sorry to hear about your precious father. He was such a godly and delightful man. We. Will be holding you and your family in our prayers. He is in the presence of our Lord.

  6. I am sorry for your loss, Ramesh. No matter how old a loss like this is never easy. Our minds and hearts are filled with memories, appreciation.

    With love,


    Sent from my iPhone

  7. Dear Dr. Ramesh,
    Our prayers and condolences. Dr. John was a tremendous blessing and an incredible leader touching thousands and I’m one of them. May God’s peace be upon you all in a special way at this time.
    Shavez Williams

  8. Dear Brother, Dr. Ramesh, Rajiv and Family, We as a Family are joining you all at this time of grief and sorrow. Praising God for the Beautiful life of Sir. John Richard. Right from the time I met him in 2009, he has become my Inspiration. I still remember his words about how he prayerfully chose my name for the GPA Academy 2009 Batch.
    We as a family are praying the (Prayer for my Family) prayer of Sir. John in our family devotions.
    We are comforted with the hope see him with Jesus in our appointed days.We are covering you all in prayers. May His peace that passes all understanding be available to you at this time of need.
    Take Care.

  9. Richard Uncle,was a giant amongst christian leaders in India. Humble. Patient. Mature. Teacher/Preacher of the Bible that I always valued.
    Praying for Ramesh, Ravi, Rajini & families.

  10. Dear Ramesh,

    We are so sad to hear of your father’s sudden death. How wonderful that you had just walked the streets of your youth with great fondness and wonderful memories of being with your dad. A sweet gift from the Father.

    We are praying for your comfort and for your family.

    We are so grateful for Jesus, the Resurrection and the promise of life everlasting. With love, Charles and Heidi

    Sent from my iPhone


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