Please Help Me!

It is my honor and privilege to be an online missionary for Global Media Outreach — http://www.globalmediaoutreach.com/  Some people write with challenging questions.  Then there are others.  Recently I received a letter from a troubled 21-year-old chemical engineering student from an African country.

Joseph wrote, “Please help me!  I have a very big problem.  I just transferred to a new university that has strict rules.  Students here are forbidden to be in a relationship until after graduation.  I don’t know what to do!   I have a girlfriend in another city and we plan to marry.  This problem is stressing me.  I can’t study or sleep.  Please help me!  Please pray for me!”

I said, “Joseph, Why don’t you tell her.”

Joseph wrote,  “Tell her what?”

“Tell her the university forbids you to be in a relationship until after your graduation.”

Joseph: “Tell her THAT?”

“Yes.  If she loves you she’ll wait.  If she doesn’t wait you are probably better off.”

“WOW!  Okay, I’ll do it!  Thank you!  Wow!  You don’t know how much you just helped me.  I’ll sleep better tonight!”

I wrote out a prayer for him and he was most grateful.

Afterward I thought about Joseph’s “very big problem.”  Perhaps engineering students think on such a high level that it’s difficult to transition to simple issues.

  •  For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.      Jeremiah 29:11-13
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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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4 Responses to Please Help Me!

  1. Kristy says:

    That was interesting. I’m glad you were able to help him.

  2. Goldie S says:

    Dear Kathleen,
    Your quick succinct response made him whirl around to see reality. What rest came upon him and he can now do better in his studies. Thanks so much for being there.

    • Kathleen says:

      Thank you, Goldie. I too am glad I was there for him. I do believe that as we get older in the Lord, we begin to see these “very big problems” as very simple indeed.

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