In questo video del 23 Luglio 2010, si vede un uomo che entra in un negozio di telefonini per fare una rapina. La manager del negozio è una giovane ragazza credente, di nome Nayara Goncalves (che, se non ho capito male, da quello che dice al ladro verso la fine pare che si sia convertita proprio il giorno prima guardando dei video su Youtube sul ritorno di Gesù), che frequenta una Chiesa Evangelica Pentecostale (delle Assemblee di Dio), e quando capisce che si tratta di una rapina, comincia a parlare del Signore Gesù al ladro, e lo persuade a non derubarla. E il ladro lascia il negozio scusandosi e senza niente.
Quello che colpisce è la calma e la sincerità con cui parla la ragazza al ladro desiderando la sua salvezza e il suo bene, e poi il fatto che il ladro, davanti a quelle parole di quella ragazza, si scusa per quello che sta facendo e decide di non rubare niente. Certamente Dio ha protetto questa credente.
Due ore dopo circa, questo ladro – che gli investigatori definiscono un ‘ladro seriale’ – ha fatto una rapina in un negozio di scarpe. E due giorni dopo lo hanno arrestato.
Notizia tratta da: http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/07/30/1753002/jesus-saves-a-storekeeper-from.html#ixzz0vCJ4ytaQ
La trascrizione in inglese di una gran parte del dialogo tra i due:
Nayara Goncalves, the manager: Morning
Robber: Hello. How are you?
Goncalves: (at same time): How are you? Goncalves: Good.
Robber: Trying to keep dry. I’m interested in looking at one of your phones.
Goncalves: Okay, sure. You have a Metro account already or no?
Robber: Uh, yes I do, my wife does, and I wanted to know — how much is this?
Robber:109, that’s it? That’s with service and everything?
Robber: Oh you no longer do buy the phone, get it free?
Goncalves: Uh uh.
Robber: So how much is the first month?
Robber: $45. You don’t suppose you’re gonna be very busy today huh?
Robber: Not with all this rain.
Goncalves: I don’t think so.
Robber: Okay–I really hate to do this, um– (unintelligible)…register.
Goncalves: I don’t have any money, I just opened.
Robber: There’s no way you don’t have money in your register honey.
Robber: Don’t get scared.
Goncalves: I’m not.
Robber: Okay, all right. Nice and calm
Goncalves: Know what? I know — (unintelligible)…I’m just gonna talk with you about the Jesus I have.
Robber: The what?
Goncalves: The Jesus I got before you leave
Robber: May God bless you for that.
Goncalves: I’m Christian and —
Robber: Just know in mind that I absolutely hate doing this.
Goncalves: I know.
Robber: I do. I’m embarrassed I have to do this and I have no choice.
Goncalves: I was born in church and that had never happened to (unintelligible) before.
And you know what? You’re young. You have beautiful eyes–
Robber (interrupts): Talk about making it harder.
Goncalves: You know you don’t need this. Jesus got something way better for you. For everyone that’s out there. I’m not blaming you, I’m not judging. I don’t know what you are going through, but all of us are going through a hard time right now — a very hard time right now.
Robber: That’s why I refuse to do anything to anybody out in the streets. I’ve never done this before.
Goncalves: You know Jesus, he has beautiful–
Robber: This is so ironic
Goncalves: (unintelligible) in heaven. I’m not trying to bullsh– you.
Robber: No, I–
Goncalves: You know I mean you have a gun. Robber: I, I…go to Calvary Chapel.
Goncalves : If you wanna come in I’m never and ever gonna—
Robber: I go to Calvary Chapel.
Goncalves: See, I’ve gone there too, I love pastor Bob.
Robber: Pastor Bob, pastor the Latin one —
Goncalves: Mmmmm. I love them.
Robber: I’m so sorry.
Goncalves: I go to Assembly of God.
Robber: I’m so sorry, you poor child.
Goncalves: Every day I pray to God to protect us and to protect people on the streets that may be. I don’t know if you have a family, I don’t know what you have —
Robber: That’s why I’m doing it.
Goncalves: You know but, you know what? I can try to help you try to find a job, I have a lot of friends in charge.
Robber: I have a job.
Goncalves: You do?
Goncalves: Then what are you doing here?
Robber: Cause I’m going to be evicted if I don’t come up with $300.
Goncalves: You mean you don’t have a friend that could loan you —
Robber: I’m so sorry to do this to you.