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For my safety and for the repentance of the bandit
« on: November 08, 2016, 10:48:40 PM »
For one second today I thought I'd join the departed forum members section. A crackhead pushed a big knife onto my belly and, impulsively, I grabbed him by the shirt and pushed him away, but thank God he kept calm and just asked me to hand my stuff to him. Eventually some pedestrians beat him up and took him to the policemen nearby. On one hand this is good because I got my stuff back, on the other I fear he recognises anyone involved and reacts, so please pray for the peace and safety of ours: myself (Raphael), my friend who was with me (Bárbara) and the guys who helped us (one of them is called Kleber, I don't know about the others). It was outside the university and we're all students in this area so we'll keep finding the crackhead again. Do pray for him, too.

Lord have mercy. Ss. Raphael, Barbara and Dimas, pray for us.
« Last Edit: November 08, 2016, 10:57:23 PM by RaphaCam »
"Behold, the mystical sacrifice, fully accomplished, is ushered in. In fervent faith let us draw near, that we may become sharers in everlasting life. Alleluia."

Please pray for myself, my family and my friends.

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Re: For my safety and for the repentance of the bandit
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2016, 10:50:22 PM »
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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2016, 12:23:02 AM »
Lord, have mercy. Keep Raphael and his friends safe.

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Re: For my safety and for the repentance of the bandit
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2016, 09:57:13 AM »
For one second today I thought I'd join the departed forum members section. A crackhead pushed a big knife onto my belly and, impulsively, I grabbed him by the shirt and pushed him away, but thank God he kept calm and just asked me to hand my stuff to him. Eventually some pedestrians beat him up and took him to the policemen nearby. On one hand this is good because I got my stuff back, on the other I fear he recognises anyone involved and reacts, so please pray for the peace and safety of ours: myself (Raphael), my friend who was with me (Bárbara) and the guys who helped us (one of them is called Kleber, I don't know about the others). It was outside the university and we're all students in this area so we'll keep finding the crackhead again. Do pray for him, too.

Lord have mercy. Ss. Raphael, Barbara and Dimas, pray for us.

Rio is quite unsafe these past years right?

Lord have mercy.

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Re: For my safety and for the repentance of the bandit
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2016, 10:55:32 AM »
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Re: For my safety and for the repentance of the bandit
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2016, 11:09:28 AM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: For my safety and for the repentance of the bandit
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2016, 12:50:57 PM »
For one second today I thought I'd join the departed forum members section. A crackhead pushed a big knife onto my belly and, impulsively, I grabbed him by the shirt and pushed him away, but thank God he kept calm and just asked me to hand my stuff to him. Eventually some pedestrians beat him up and took him to the policemen nearby. On one hand this is good because I got my stuff back, on the other I fear he recognises anyone involved and reacts, so please pray for the peace and safety of ours: myself (Raphael), my friend who was with me (Bárbara) and the guys who helped us (one of them is called Kleber, I don't know about the others). It was outside the university and we're all students in this area so we'll keep finding the crackhead again. Do pray for him, too.

Lord have mercy. Ss. Raphael, Barbara and Dimas, pray for us.

Rio is quite unsafe these past years right?
It is! Specially middle-class neighbourhoods, as paradoxal as this may sound... I had been robbed in the exact same spot before (maybe a couple metres ahead), but they only took a little money I had with me and I didn't see any knives, although they allegedly had one.
« Last Edit: November 09, 2016, 12:54:32 PM by RaphaCam »
"Behold, the mystical sacrifice, fully accomplished, is ushered in. In fervent faith let us draw near, that we may become sharers in everlasting life. Alleluia."

Please pray for myself, my family and my friends.

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Re: For my safety and for the repentance of the bandit
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2016, 12:52:55 PM »
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« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2016, 02:41:16 PM »
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« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2016, 03:01:04 PM »
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« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2016, 05:23:38 PM »
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Re: For my safety and for the repentance of the bandit
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2016, 08:55:26 PM »
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« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2016, 12:39:10 AM »
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Re: For my safety and for the repentance of the bandit
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2016, 01:45:26 AM »
Lord have mercycon Ralph's, and the bandit

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Re: For my safety and for the repentance of the bandit
« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2017, 10:10:49 AM »
Happened again, now from a group with a gun, I was walking on the beach with my girlfriend when they ambushed us. I almost thought they'd shoot her, they had a gun and she couldn't find their phone, it was really scary. She's an only child so her family is having a real overreaction, please pray for them and for the bandits, I'm fine. Her name is Maria. Lord, have mercy.
« Last Edit: March 18, 2017, 10:12:32 AM by RaphaCam »
"Behold, the mystical sacrifice, fully accomplished, is ushered in. In fervent faith let us draw near, that we may become sharers in everlasting life. Alleluia."

Please pray for myself, my family and my friends.

Check my blog "Em Espírito e em Verdade" (in Portuguese). Last article: Fontes de fé da Igreja Ortodoxa

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« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2017, 01:33:34 PM »
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« Reply #23 on: March 21, 2017, 11:09:02 AM »
Lord, have mercy on the people of RaphaCam's city.

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Re: For my safety and for the repentance of the bandit
« Reply #24 on: March 21, 2017, 04:42:00 PM »
They somehow managed to empty my bank account using my blocked credit card!  >:(  I really can't lose this kind of money, this is terrible. But our lives were spared under extreme conditions (I haven't told the whole story), so I'm at profit, it seems...
« Last Edit: March 21, 2017, 04:44:21 PM by RaphaCam »
"Behold, the mystical sacrifice, fully accomplished, is ushered in. In fervent faith let us draw near, that we may become sharers in everlasting life. Alleluia."

Please pray for myself, my family and my friends.

Check my blog "Em Espírito e em Verdade" (in Portuguese). Last article: Fontes de fé da Igreja Ortodoxa

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« Reply #25 on: March 27, 2017, 12:15:29 PM »
Happened again, now from a group with a gun, I was walking on the beach with my girlfriend when they ambushed us. I almost thought they'd shoot her, they had a gun and she couldn't find their phone, it was really scary. She's an only child so her family is having a real overreaction, please pray for them and for the bandits, I'm fine. Her name is Maria. Lord, have mercy.

Gee, how do you still live in Rio?

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« Reply #26 on: March 27, 2017, 01:22:25 PM »
Happened again, now from a group with a gun, I was walking on the beach with my girlfriend when they ambushed us. I almost thought they'd shoot her, they had a gun and she couldn't find their phone, it was really scary. She's an only child so her family is having a real overreaction, please pray for them and for the bandits, I'm fine. Her name is Maria. Lord, have mercy.

Gee, how do you still live in Rio?
This last one was in Vitória. I learned how to manage Rio violence, but in Vitória we were just unprepared and took a walk around a dangerous beach.
"Behold, the mystical sacrifice, fully accomplished, is ushered in. In fervent faith let us draw near, that we may become sharers in everlasting life. Alleluia."

Please pray for myself, my family and my friends.

Check my blog "Em Espírito e em Verdade" (in Portuguese). Last article: Fontes de fé da Igreja Ortodoxa