NC Woman Forgives Her Kidnappers

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A Kernersville, North Carolina woman has chosen to forgive the abductors, who kidnapped her at gunpoint.

Susan Patrick told her remarkable story over the weekend at Kernersville's Calvary Chapel.

Three months ago, two men walked up to her while she was unloading goods from her car. Police later said one of the men had a gun.

"They proceeded to make me walk down my driveway, down my street and picked me up and put me in my trunk and took me away," Patrick told the congregation.

The men had planned on robbing her. But she quickly called 911 and was rescued by law enforcement authorites within minutes.

Police have charged three teenagers in connection with Patrick's kidnapping.

Incident Still Haunts Her

Patrick called the incident "the longest 15 minutes of her life," and months later she says it still haunts her.

"It's not how great your sin is or how bad you messed up, but God has grace and mercy for everyone," she told Winston - Salem television station WXII.

"So the same kind of grace and mercy that He shows to me for the little things I've done, He shows to people who have done much and far worse," she explained.

While the teens were waiting for their trial to begin, Patrick said she sent all three of the men a copy of the Bible to read during their incarceration.

Her persistence and her prayers may have been answered. One of the men is now attending weekly church services held at Calvary Chapel of the Triad's satellite prison ministry.

"I think it's awesome because that means that God is working in that person's life," Patrick explained. "There's no question about that."

Source: The Associated Press

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