To receive daily emails from Breaking Christian News to your inbox CLICK HERE


SHARE THIS ARTICLE Printer friendly version of this page

Daughter of Facebook Murder Victim Shares How Souls Are Turning to Christ Because of Family's Forgiveness!

Charlene Aaron : Apr 27, 2017  CBN News

"I heard God say this, He said your Dad's death will cause many to be made free and delivered." -Debbie Godwin

[CBN News] The daughter of the man whose murder was posted on Facebook is sharing how people are getting saved as a result of her family's message of forgiveness. (Photo via CBN News)

Debbie Godwin has been posting messages on her Facebook page from people touched by her and her family's decision to forgive the man who killed their father, Robert Godwin.

"I heard of your fathers story last night but didn't pay mind because I was intoxicated the whole weekend yesterday included. When I [got] up today I started following the story," read one message.

It goes on to say "I'm in tears as i write this and may not be wording my words correctly lol. But all i want to shout is praise Jesus. I wanna scream His name! I'm craving to be in my Father's presence again! Thank you and your family for not being scared and showing God! I viewed the video and only saw Him speaking through you guys."

Another person shared, "I was a back slider raised by pastors, but let me tell you what got me together on Monday!! You and your family interview about your dad and how he forgave ppl and how He gave you all the tool of life!"

Robert Godwin, 74, died Easter Sunday in a random killing that was posted in a video on Facebook.

His family stunned the world with their message of forgiveness towards the shooter, Steve Stephens.

Over and over again, the message has been loud and clear: That anger isn't going to do anyone any good and that forgiveness is the only way to find any peace through such a tragic event.

"It's not just by mistake that we made it here today. God called this meeting," said Debbie, an ordained minister, as she delivered her father's eulogy at River of Life Ministries in Euclid last Saturday. (Screengrab via CNN.com)

"God has gathered all of us here today ... because it is time for the world first of all to know who He is ... to know that he is the true and the living God."

"It is time for us as a nation to forgive," said Debbie.

She also shared what God told her after her father's death.

"I heard God say this, He said your Dad's death will cause many to be made free and delivered."

She also recalled the first time she heard about her father's death and what it did to her emotionally.

"The day that I heard about my dad's death—even with the horrendous way that he died—from that day, I never felt pain in my heart for (Stephens), not one time. I felt sadness for him," she said. "It all starts in your heart. When you hold on to hate and unforgiveness, you are the one who is captive."

"God is changing hearts," said Debbie.

She shared the testimonies of hope as she and her family hold on to their faith after the painful loss of her father.

"Jesus, You are solid, my solid rock."







SHARE THIS ARTICLE Printer friendly version of this page

To receive daily emails from Breaking Christian News to your inbox CLICK HERE

Other Recent Articles from Breaking Christian News

Choices, Not Race, Determine Success in America, Says Immigrant from Zimbabwe, Now an Author, Small Business Owner

'Pray for' America: Christian Leaders React to the Derek Chauvin Verdict

Ted Cruz Exposes Double Standard on Georgia Elections during Committee Hearing on New Georgia Voting Law

'Woke' Simon and Schuster Employees Try to Cancel Pence Book: Publisher Bites Back

Apple Finally Lets Parler Return to App Store Following Republican Letter

Archaeologists Find Site of Harriet Tubman's Father's Home Where This 'Moses' of the Underground Railroad Got Her Start

'It Was A Pretty Powerful Moment': 6-Year-Old Gets Hero's Welcome Back to School after Completing Cancer Treatment

'It's Real!': Arizona Woman's Near-death Experience Confirms Famous Painting of Jesus

Verdict: Jury Finds Derek Chauvin Guilty of Murdering George Floyd

'Stop Killing Our Children': Benjamin Watson Exposes 'Hollow' Apology for Planned Parenthood's Racist Roots

Arkansas Legislature Passes Bill Banning Planned Parenthood from Public Schools

'We're Not Doing Fauci-ism': Ron DeSantis Defends Florida's COVID Response

Latest Episode of 'At Home With The Robertsons' Tackles Tough Questions about COVID-19 Vaccine Safety

WATCH: Arizona Gov. Ducey Declares Border Emergency Because Biden Won't

'Religious Freedom Prevailed': Houston Officials Agree to Permit Synagogue to Meet Following Religious Liberty Lawsuit

'I Heard God Speak to Me': Columbine Survivor Craig Scott Reflects on the Moments That Saved His Life, and How He Found Forgiveness

Biden Admin Axes President Trump's Rules Limiting Experimentation on Aborted Babies

Are Scientists Now Using Human Cells to Create 'Planet of the Apes' Embryos?

Young Pregnant Pro-abortion Leader in Argentina Dies after Legal Abortion

Report: Thousands of Reports of Menstrual Irregularities, Reproductive Dysfunction Following COVID Vaccines



Search the Articles Archives

Keyword:  
Author:  
Words Posted On:  
Day Month Year



BCN Plus

An BCN Paid Advertisement
An BCN Paid Advertisement
Follow BCN on Twitter
Are You Praying for Our Government Leaders?
BCN Staff

Steve Shultz
Steve Shultz, Managing Editor
Founder and Owner


Aimee Herd
Aimee Herd, Editor


BCN Plus
Are You Praying for President Trump?
 
 

All articles on this site and emails from BCN are copyrighted property of Breaking Christian News. Permission is given to link to, or share a BCN story if proper attribution is given to both the original writer and summarizer of the story. Breaking Christian News 2005-2019. All Rights Reserved.


Breaking Christian News is a division of Elijah List Publications, Inc. All Rights Reserved


Disclaimer: Articles and links, as well as the source articles linked to; do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Breaking Christian News.

editor@breakingchristiannews.com