Shoshy Ginquitti

Bronx, New York, USA

9/11 Began My Search for God

Hi my name is Soshy. I’m an emergency medical technician for the city of New York and I work in the Bronx. On September 11, 2001, I went searching for God. I found him in a chat room three years later named the life.

My son is a police officer and I thought he was reasonably safe that day because he worked in an office. A couple of minutes after this all started I realized that the office that he worked in was right down there where everything was happening. So out of sheer desperation, I said a prayer. This was totally out of character for me because it wasn’t about me. It was about somebody else, and I prayed that God would save my son. I didn’t know that at the time I said that prayer, my son and his co-workers were walking into that building that very minute.

As they were behind some other people, his boss said, “This is far bigger than we thought. We need more equipment.” So he decided to turn them around and get some more equipment from the van.

In the time that it took them to turn around and go back, the others proceeded into the building and they were killed because that’s when it fell. They never made it out, but Michael and his lieutenant and the other fellows with him were spared.   

I didn’t find out until about 9 that night, so all this time I was thinking, “Well, God doesn’t exist. He probably didn’t answer my prayer anyway. But it was worth a shot.” But then I got a phone call from him—that he was fine and on his way home.

That was the day the journey started. That was the day I decided, “Ok, there’s a God. It’s time to go looking for him.” … So I went looking in churches, lots of them, but got to the point where I had exhausted all of the churches in my neighborhood and finally resorted to this computer I had on my desk. ... So I logged on to Power to Change, and it led me to this chat room for Talking about Jesus. And it’s where I came to know the Lord personally and where I got all my questions answered.

And one of the other chatters said there’s this prayer you can pray to have a personal relationship with God. This person led me in a prayer to know Jesus personally. Then we celebrated that there was now a party going on in heaven.

If you have any questions, I’d love to help you on your spiritual journey. Just send me a message. 

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