Through social media and no shortage of prayer, a stolen Bible has almost unbelievably found its way back to its original owner in Winkler. Let us set the stage for you... Earlier this year, Jake Goertzen (who is from Winkler).. his truck was broken into during a trip to Winnipeg.
Of the stolen items was a family heirloom, a Bible his mother had given him many years ago.
While the motives of the thief are unknown, and it's unclear whether their conscience kept them from destroying or discarding the scriptures, they eventually abandoned the Bible at a Winnipeg convenience store. It was there Vivian Ketchum spotted the Bible, and felt compelled to seek out its original owner.
While initially frustrated at having to repair his vandalized vehicle and mourn the loss of a priceless keepsake, Jake says his attitude changed towards the thief.
Instead of being angry, Jake started praying for the person that stole the Bible. He shared with us, even though the theft was traumatic, God can still use the situation for good.
Now ultimately Vivian’s post was shared hundreds of times across social media, and she eventually found a phone number Jake. She says connecting with him was a meaningful moment. And that meaningful moment will become a little more real today when it’s expected the two will meet in Winnipeg, so Vivian can return the Bible to Jake.
Just an amazing story, and thank you to Steven Sukkau of our Golden West News Team for doing all the leg work, so we could share it with you on the Morning Show!