God Jams a Gun

Dear Friends and Supporters,

I am writing today to share a story about someone whose life was saved in spite of their attempt to end it. Much of this article was originally published and distributed by newsletter from The Life Project.

We often have people reach out to us when they are at a point of crisis in their lives. A suicidal woman wrote in after reading our story on issuesiface.com called Sexual Abuse: Hidden Things.

She connected with a mentor who had journeyed through the long process of finding healing from sexual abuse. In the course of their correspondence, the mentee wrote:

“I just wanted someone to know and understand how bad it has gotten for me. When I sent the last message to you, I was done and was going to end it. I got my gun out, sat there for quite a while, prayed for forgiveness, and then I stuck it to my head. I attempted to pull the trigger but it wouldn’t fire, I couldn’t believe it. At that moment, I knew Jesus was present and he had intervened. I called a friend of mine, told her what happened, and she took me to the hospital.”

They continued to journey together. Later the woman gave an update:

”Thank you for your continued prayers. I am visiting some friends and working very hard to put my life back together again. It has been a hard road, nothing has been easy, each day seems to be another memory to work through, but I’m doing it day by day. Thanks again for your prayers.”

She continued to improve and then wrote that she got a new job that she loves. Then in one of the last messages, she said,

“I want to thank you for being there for me, you are the one who ultimately helped me find my way back to God. I trusted no one but there was something about you that led me to take a chance and reach out for help. I can’t tell you how much it meant to me to see a message from you, words of encouragement, and real concern for me. It meant more than you could ever know. Thank you for your kindness, your time and most of all, your prayers on my behalf.”

Thank you for taking the time to read this and to pray for us as we continue in this ministry. There are so many isolated and hurting people who have no one to confide in face to face. Through your partnership, we can continue to reach those whom God puts in our path. Your gift is used to help people around the world to know Jesus.

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