I Just Need Someone To Talk To

Somebody called the church office yesterday just to talk. I didn’t know them, and they had never been to our church. This person found the number for a church somehow and cold called us. To talk.

I kept waiting for the plea for money but it never came. Instead there was a brief story breathlessly told several times over about abuse and rejection from family, about unemployment, about a breakup, and the absolute lack of anyone to talk to. “I just need someone to talk to. I just need someone to talk to. Every day.”

I listened for over 30 minutes. I offered to pray that God would provide someone to talk to every day. We prayed. The conversation was over.

I don’t know where that person was calling from. I don’t know if they will call the church again today (or ever). I don’t know what else the church can do to minister to that person. I don’t know if listening on the phone and then offering a prayer did any good.

So much of ministry is things you don’t know.


3 thoughts on “I Just Need Someone To Talk To

  1. Josey says:

    Presbyterian Outlook 9/16/14 – “Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by the accident of time or place, or circumstances, are brought into closer connection with you”

    That is exactly what you have done. It is in those times, places and circumstances where God is present in a most meaningful way.

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