Im going to kill myself

Posted: June 2, 2015 in Uncategorized
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Twice a week I travel around to many locations from the same franchised chain, and pick up a donation of their old pastries. Last Tuesday I was doing my rounds and I got to the last location. They are in our downtown area and because of this has no parking. I have found out through our “parking meter people” that I was allowed to park on one side of the street and not the other, as I was pulling up to the place I normally park there was no room, so I had to drive around the block again.

I found a spot, grabbed our rubber made bin (this is what the business puts the donation in) and walked into the store. I waited at the end of their counter for about 5 min, there were only 3 people and they were very busy. I decided to go and wait in their line up, so that when it was my turn I could ask someone to go get it.  Taking a long time can sometimes be frustrating, but after leaving with the donation I discovered why I was held up. It was for an appointment that God was setting up for me.

I turned the corner, and If you know me you know how I love to talk, and I love to strike up conversations with complete strangers. I was walking past this man and I gave him the manly head nod indicating I said hello, and I asked him how he was doing.

“I could be better” he said. So I stopped and we started to talk.

“I don’t know what to do. My girlfriend got cut off welfare, she isn’t allowed to live with me, and she is staying with family out of town. I don’t know what to do any more I just want to kill myself.”

“Jesus loves you so much, and I can guarantee He does not want you to kill yourself.” I informed him. He had not eaten anything for a couple of days so I offered him some of the donation that I had in my hands from the business I just left.

“Let me help you, I work for a local shelter and if you stop by my office I can help you by contacting Social Development, and we will find out what is going on with your account.” I found out that he owed over $900 to NB Power, and they were in the works of shutting off his power very soon.

“I don’t know what to do; I just want to kill myself.” He said this a number of times. I was trying to have him commit to meeting me in my office. He finally agreed, but he didn’t show up the next day. He had someone call me, and we set up a meeting for the day after that. He has not harmed himself, and he has our shelter and another organization in the city helping him to keep his power and his place.

Pray for him he is still very upset about his girlfriend. I have informed him that when I speaks with her I am willing to be a third party so they can try and work out some issues, but I informed him that my main priority is that he is safe, and that he has somewhere to live.

Pray for the peace of the Holy Spirit to pour over him, and that he cries out for Jesus. We are currently working with him, to help him pay off his debt to the power company and keep him in his home.


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