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ginnyrose
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 Armed Robber Repents After Clerk Tells Him About Jesus

I found this article inspiring...thought you might want to take a look at it. Here is the link.

http://www.openheaven.com/news/headlines/

OPPS! Forgot to post the link to the article. Here it is:

http://www.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=33545&PN=1&TPN=1


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Sandra Miller

 2010/7/30 23:36Profile
osandoval
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 Re: Armed Robber Repents After Clerk Tells Him About Jesus

Here's a link to the video footage:

http://abcnews.go.com/US/faith-stops-florida-robbery/story?id=11288067

 2010/7/30 23:53Profile
narrowpath
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Wonderful, Praise God. Lord, let this man have a complete deliverance from sin and may he live the rest of his life honoring you.

 2010/7/31 4:46Profile
learn
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Let's pray for this man. Clearly we can see that God is in this whole thing both to protect the woman and to remind the man of God. Surely this deserves our prayers and attention more than the various celebrities that posters here have asked us to pray for when they became broke etc.


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geraldine

 2010/8/2 8:48Profile
ginnyrose
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I am amazed - yet why am I? - with the number of reports that are coming to light of people who have resisted violence with love, compassion for the would-to-be robbers' souls. This is the second report the secular news media publicized in the recent past. (There was a similar incident that occurred in Texas, if I recall correctly, a few months ago.)

A few years ago Focus on the Family aired a testimony of a lady who was kidnapped. She witnessed to her kidnapper who eventually released her unharmed.

Should these incidents not teach us there are better ways to confront violence then with violence?

Clearly, this lady took the situation into her own hand, did not allow this man to control it. But she did it with expressing compassion for his soul...God bless her!


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Sandra Miller

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 Re: Armed Robber Repents After Clerk Tells Him About Jesus

I did see that he committed another robbery shortly after this.

 2010/8/2 11:54
osandoval
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 Re: Turns Out Robber Is Member Of Mega Church

I just read the following account of the incident, which informs that that robber was a faithful attendant of Calvary Chapel Ft. Lauderdale in Florida.

It's the armed robbery turned revival meeting.

This gunman saw the light after the woman he was sticking up started preaching to him.

The stickup happened at a phone store in Pompano Beach, Florida. At first, the gunman posed as a customer.

"I was interested in looking at one of your phones," he said.

But then he flashed a pistol and makes it clear why he's really there.

"I really hate to do this. I want the money in your register."

The manager said, "I don't have any money, I just opened."

Robber: "There's no way you don't have anything in your register."

Then, manager Nayara Goncalves got divine inspiration:

"You can do whatever you want. I'm just going to talk with you about the Jesus I have."

She tried to show him the error of his ways.

Manager: "You have a beautiful life."

Robber: "Talk about making it harder."

Manager: "You know, you don't need ... Jesus has got something way better for you. For everyone that's out there."

Turns out they have mutual acquaintances!

Robber: "I go to Calvary Chapel."

Manager: "I go there too. I love Pastor Bob."

Robber: "Pastor Bob? Pastor ... the latin one?"

Manager: "Mmm-hm, I love him."

Then came a little counseling.

Manager: "I don't know if you have a family, I don't know."

Robber: "That's why I'm doing this."

Manager: "You know, but you know what, I can try to help you try to find a job. I have a lot of friends in church."

Robber: "I have a job."

Manager: "Then why are you doing this?"

Robber: "Because I'm going to be evicted if I don't come up with $300."

Then, it's back to the stickup.

Robber: "I'm not very good at this, obviously. There's no money in the register? Can you show me?"

Manager: "That's all I have."

The manager told the robber she personally will have to make up for the stolen cash:

Manager: "They will charge me for it."

Robber: "They'll charge you for it?"

He has a change of heart. As he leaves he even gives a confession.

Manager: "Thank you so much for not doing anything with me. Thank you."

Robber: "You want to know something? It's not real. It's a bb gun. That's how great I am at this."

Quite a testament to the value of keeping your cool.

Goncalves told INSIDE EDITION, "He didn't do anything, and I'm very thankful to God at first and then him."


 2010/8/2 17:12Profile
Areadymind
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Do you have a link for that transcript Osandoval?


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Jeremiah Dusenberry

 2010/8/3 10:09Profile
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 Re: link to transcript

Areadymind, here are two to the transcript and one to the full video:

http://www.insideedition.com/news/4814/divine-intervention-for-this-store-robbery.aspx

http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20100730/CRIME/100730003/1086/S.+Fla.+store+manager+uses+religion+to+talk+man+out+of+robbery

Video Link:
http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1859729971?bctid=326008524001

 2010/8/3 11:01Profile





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