"Do you want to die?"




Tuesday, March 29, 2:00 pm Annie was in a back room doing some cleaning at the internet cafe that she and her husband owns when she heard two men walk in. Thinking it was just clients needing to use a computer she calmly came to the desk to take care of business. That was when they drew out a pistol and waved it in her face and said to hand over the money. Her children were there with her, fearing for their lives she quickly told them to hide in a nearby bathroom. As the children waited inside crying, the men continued to demand money. Annie began to pray out loud asking God to cover her with His blood, to help her this very moment! The two men began opening the droors to the desk looking for the money. It was laying in the droor in plain view but they could not find it. The men began to get very nervous. Annie continued to pray and plead for God´s mercy.
A young man came to the cafe to use a computer, stepping inside and seeing the situation he quietly left and ran for help, the burglars never saw him. Getting somewhat frustrated, one of the men pointed his gun at Annie and said " Do you want to die?" Annie responded, " You can go ahead and kill me, I´m ready to die, if you shoot me I´m going to heaven". The thieves continued searching for money to no avail. Finally just to get them out, Annie reached into the droor and handed them the money. They turned to leave the building with Annie following behind them to quickly shut the door when they were outside. Upon reaching the door the man turned back to her once again and said, "Do you want to die?" he then grabbed her by the hair pulled her out on the sidewalk and made her kneel with the pistol at her head. Again Annie fervently began to pray. " Oh God protect me, cover me with your blood, Lord help me right now, send your angels!" By this time a nearby gate guard was alerted and was on his way to the scene, he began to fire his gun to warn them to stop. The children who were still hiding in the bathroom heard the gun shot and thought for sure their mother was dead. The other man had grabbed a young girl by the arm as a hostage and was walking her down the street. Annie, no longer thinking of her own life but rather for the life of the young girl ran up behind the men praying aloud for the safety of this young girl, that God would release her unharmed. God did just that. They released the girl and fled, thankfully nobody was hurt. The thieves did escape with the money after several gun shots, but most importantly God kept his hands on all those involved.
We often visit this internet cafe just three doors down from our house. We were shocked to hear the news. Thankfully we were running errands and came home late in the afternoon, if we hadn´t been away, there would have been a good chance we would have been there checking our email. We often visit about this time of the day. If we would have been there God only knows what could have happened. He truly is keeping His hand upon us. Thank God for His protection.

4 comments:

lizzie said...

WOW!! God is so AWESOME!!! that would have been soo scary!!! I'm sooo glad you guys were running errands!! God is so Good!!

momzalwayzhere said...

Praise the Lord! Yesterday as I was reading in my devotions, I turned to Psalms 91, I don't know why but I started praying and putting your names in certain passages,such as Eric, Hannah and Joseph, "He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under His wings shalt thou trust: his truh shall be thy shield and buckler."And ............so on. Read it and get another blessing, I did. Thank you Lord.

JB said...

Wow.......I can't believe that. Its amazing how the lord works..and we can only be thankful and continue to live for him. I am glad everyone is okay.....

becky said...

How amazing! God is so good!