Hi, my name Johnny Hanley Harmon Jr. and just last year round this same time I had a motorcycle accident. I got laid off from my job as a laborer for a construction company and I ended up losing my home and sad to say, my will to live. I was ready to give up. I was lower than rock bottom — I would have had to jump up just to reach the bottom. It wasn’t what I expected being my third time trying to get things right and trying to live a crime-free life. This time, I had made my mind up for good, I was ready to die for no good reason at all. I was actually looking for ways to do it, but then in my hopelessness, I told myself to pray to God one last time that if he had an answer to all this chaos.
“Please if you’re really the one who knows me better than any of my family and any of my friends and really care about what happens to me, then please, if you are real — just show me what to do, because right now I don’t know. I don’t even know where I am. I am so lost,” I prayed.
Even before I could honestly think about what I had just said, another homeless man with a dog yelled to me. He said, “Come on man! You’re going to miss it if you don’t come on.”
I saw a silver van with red letters on the side and as I walked up I read it. It said Phoenix Rescue Mission Hope Coach. The guy driving said, “Man, you look lost.” In more than one way he was right.
A girl who looked like an angel got out the passenger side and offered me food and clean clothes. I really couldn’t think about nothing else, but that prayer. Not even seconds after it left my lips, help arrived. I was at a complete loss for words and then I told them the straight truth. I was lost I didn’t know where to go or what to do. They handed me a card with a name and address and the next morning I was there.
I stayed for 4 months and served others. I learned about God and about how great it made me feel to help others. It made an amazing transformation in me, one that I had never my whole life ever felt. For the first time, I felt how good it was to give and it has made me a new person. I feel that I have been transformed from inside my mind and spirit and for everything in me.
The only thing that I could think of was that prayer. Only God could have heard that prayer. And from that moment on, with His help I really got the help I needed. He sent real angels — the ladies from the GIVE Girls Foundation were there to pray for me and give me the direction I was so desperately seeking.
If any of them ever needed anything from me seriously — like an organ or an eye or something that serious, I would be the first to sign up. I have never all my life met such giving people.
I will be forever thankful. God bless you all.