Suicide? Homicide?

It was an unusually busy afternoon at the beach.  Many stopped at the table.  Some were asking for prayer for numerous concerns. Others wanted guidance and direction about marriage, etc.

One such man, about 50, was feeling depressed.  He was looking through our book section for books dealing with rejection.  He said his girlfriend suddenly wants nothing to do with him.  She won’t even pick up when he calls.  Although she’s quite a bit younger than he is,  he didn’t see it as a problem.

He doesn’t know what to do.  He said he has thoughts of suicide and also thoughts of homicide.  I asked him his first name.  I also asked him what his girlfriend’s name was and our team joined with me in praying for both of them. He seemed grateful and thanked us.

I took time explaining the plan of salvation and how God loves him and will never reject him once he comes to Jesus for forgiveness and salvation.  I also explained that just because he loves a girl,  he can’t expect her to love him back.  She is free to choose whom she will love.   He left us with a new Bible, books and tracts.  But I was feeling uncomfortable.

I later called the non-emergency number for the police.  I was able to give the detective the girl’s name and the guy’s first name.  I was put on hold for less than five minutes.  Then… “We’ve located the girl.  She’s 32.  How old do you think he is?”  I told him around 50.

He thanked me and said he’d call back if they needed more information.

That was it.  Please pray with me for the girl’s protection, for the man’s salvation and that he will receive the help he needs.

  • And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.   John 14:13-14
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About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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