On July 30th, 2010, it was a dark and stormy morning. 20-year-old Nayara Goncalves was working alone inside a MetroPCS store in Pompano Beach, Florida. That’s when a man with a hooded jacket came walking into the store and started making small talk with the woman. He was talking about the rainy weather and asking about a phone, hiding his real intentions and the reason he was there to begin with, ABC News shares.
Then after a few minutes talking, the man says nervously, "I really hate to do this," he reaches in his jacket grabs a gun and asked the woman to give him the money from the register. The woman tells him that the store just opened and there is no money in the register.
What the woman does next is truly amazing.
As she walks to the register, the gunman tells her "not to be afraid." Which she replies with, "I'm not." She then proceeds to tell the man, "I'm just going to talk to you about the Jesus I have."
Shockingly, the gunman was caught off guard by this, but then says, "God bless you for that." The gunman expresses that he was embarrassed and really didn’t want to rob her, but he had no choice; this was something he had to do.
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Nayara continued to share God's love for the man and talk about Jesus. As she did this, the man began to look defeated as he slumped over the counter. She continues to talk to him, telling the man he didn’t have to do what he is doing and that he is better than that. He needed to go back to church because he needed God in his life.
After pleading for this man's life choice, the man seemed to walk away in defeat, but what he said next was pretty shocking.
The man before leaving the store tells the woman that because of what she did that day, good was coming her way, and to top that off, just as he walked out, he told her that the gun he had was a BB gun.
This woman showed how important it was to stand up for her faith and how powerful the name of Jesus is.
When she was interviewed by WPBF 25 News, Nayara stated that she believed it was the Holy Spirit that really made her want to tell him about Jesus. She truly believes she touched the man with what she said, and she hopes that she planted a little seed in his heart.
If you were in a hard situation, would you be able to stand up for what you believed in?
That does it for today's amazing God story, until next time, God bless.
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