Well I got e mailed another JW urban legend...er experience. Maybe you have heard it before but if not...
I received this great experience, well worth sharing.
My son had one of the best ever experiences today with Informal
Witnessing.Let me tell you in detail. My youngest son (16) has only recently
got serious with the truth. This past fall, it was as if he came to maturity
and realized the seriousness of the truth and privilege to tell it to others.
He has gotten serious about his personal study and now looks forward to our
weekly studies.He told me this past week he has prayed in earnest that
Jehovah use him to help someone.
Apparently, Jehovah has answered his prayer.This afternoon, my son was
walking in the city park with his teenage friends from the Hall. There were
numerous persons in the park. My son says he saw a man in his 50's or 60's
with his small dog. He was not there in the park to Witness, but for some
reason he felt he must go Witness to this man with the small dog. Despite
being with a small group of teen friends he approached the man and started up
a conversation focused on the Paradise Earth with the hope of everlasting
life promised by Jehovah God. He witnessed to the man for some time on the
positive hope under God's Kingdom.The man responded with interest and my son
told him to wait so he could go to the car and get some tracts for him to
read when he goes home tonight.
When my son came back with the tracts the man asked him, "Why had he picked
him to Witness to and Testify about Jesus?". "Why did you Witness to me
today, the man asked?"
My son said he did not know, only that he felt that he should.The man then
went on to say he had been deeply depressed by all the bad things that were
happening in his life. He said that he had come to the decision to kill
himself right then and there in the park. He said his gun was in the car and
he had decided to go sit in the car, shoot his dog and then shoot himself.He
was in awe that this young boy at this very time came over to him for no
reason and gave him a positive hope about the Paradise and a time when there
would be no more pain and suffering. After much discussion he assured my son
that he would not kill himself, but would go home and read the Bible tracts.
My son got his phone number and said he would call later that evening to
check on him.
Shortly after my son arrived home and told us about the incident, I
telephoned the man myself and the man tearfully confirmed the story. He told
me he went back to the car and dismantled the gun and threw it into the
water, because he said he now knew he did not want to kill himself.Previously
that day when he left home, he had already thought that he would probably
kill himself, so when he left the apartment, not caring less, he left the
front door standing wide open. Upon arriving home, he had found that his
apartment had been robbed, even groceries had been removed from the
refrigerator.He called the police about the robbery.
In the police investigation he admitted that he had left the door standing
open and even related how he had decided to kill himself in the park. The
police asked him why he did not call the suicide hotline. He told them he did
not have to call the hotline because he met an Angel in the park that stopped
him from killing himself. (my son the angel )During our phone call we
arranged to start a Bible study early next week. He said he had been reading
the Bible tracts my son had given him and was joyful for what he was learning
from his Bible as he looked up the Bible text. I encouraged him not to be
discouraged from further searching into the truth if others condemn him for
talking to Jehovah's Witnesses. He said if anyone spoke harshly of Jehovah's
Witnesses, he would stand up for them from now on and let them know that
Jehovah's Witnesses had saved his life.Somewhat emotional, the man asked me
to please say a prayer before we hung up the telephone. I said a short prayer
and the man said he will be looking forward to meeting me soon.
Jehovah does work in wonderful ways, he answered my son's prayer today and
helped an honest hearted man see there is still hope for mankind.