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A Hitch-Hiker's Angel

Updated on August 29, 2014

This hub came to be at the request of another hubber.

I haven't shared this story with many people at all. Many of you have read many of my other hubs and know a lot about me. When I was very young; 15-16 I was hitch-hiking a lot too. I was hitching rides all over.

There was a time when I was doing that from Denver, Colorado back home to Iowa where my Mom and step-dad were. I was stuck way up in northwestern Nebraska on a road that had maybe one car every 2-3 hours. It was terrible. I would walk and walk and I finally couldn't anymore and it was getting dark. I hadn't ate or drank anything and I was in terrible shape.I went out in the cornfield and laid out my sleeping bag and slept as well as I could. I was up at sunup walking and sticking out my thumb again.

My Prayer

I just couldn't go on. I sat down for a bit and looking out to some cattle I said a prayer.

What is amazing about that is I really didn't believe in God at that time. I said," God, if you are really there now is when I need you. I am asking for help."

What happened next many people have tried to write off as coincidence, but not me!

I turned around and there sat a car. I never heard it or anything. The car was a small box type car. The driver was a very large man; probably near 300 lbs and his head rubbed the roof of the car. The man asked if I needed a ride and with tears in my eyes I exclaimed,"Yes!"

When I got in the passenger seat I noticed in between myself and the driver was a large Bible. He asked me where I was going and I told him Ft Dodge, Iowa. But I would take where ever he could get me. He told me that it was wonderful because he was scheduled to speak in a Ft Dodge church that very next day.

I was amazed. I knew this was our Father God at work.

The man told me his name was John and he was a missionary. He fed me and gave me water. We were approx 500 miles from our destination. John shared a lot about Jesus and God and the way to salvation that day. He took me to my parent's doorstep and asked me to come to the church the next day. I vowed that I would.


Mom was happy to see me, step-dad wasn't but Mom ruled so I got to stay. I made a promise so I set my alarm clock and awoke early. I walked to the church which was only about 8 blocks away.

I sat through the sermon which seemed directed towards me the whole way. I felt the love of every one around me. John wasn't there. I asked the preacher after the sermon about him and he told me he didn't know such a man. He did tell me that there was a traveling missionary that had stopped at the church years before whose name was John but that he was murdered in Denver years before.

John was my angel; I know It! I can't deny it.

I wasn't the "perfect" Christian after that, but the seed was planted and growing. I'm still not a "perfect" Christian but I accepted Jesus in my heart years back. He is our redeemer.

For those of you that want to say this is all made up or put it down, that is your choice. I know the Truth and any good gambler would know that the best bet is with Jesus. The odds favor him infinitely.

In my opinion, Angel's Exist Among Us!

© 2008 Greg Boudonck


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      8 years ago

      thank you for this website its lovely and comforting as my daughter has just left sheffield england to hitch hike to budapest on a charity expedition with university. i do believe there are angels helping her along

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      9 years ago

      I was at school in Florida 3 states away from home. I was in the National Guard at the time and my friend had dropped me off at the armory that morning. I was on the other side of the city from the school without a ride home at the end of the day. I had no phone. I was new to the city so I didn't know where I was at all, except that we had driven a long way to get to the armory. I sat there on the sidewalk and prayed, "God I have no ride. I have no phone. I have no money. I have no way of getting back to the school because I don't know which way to start walking even. And I'm hungry too." I looked up and there was a car there. I didn't hear it drive up. It was the head cook from the school and he said he was in the neighborhood and heard I was in the Guard. He thought he would swing by and see if I needed a ride. He drove me back to the dorms and just as I walked into the dormitory I said with a smile, "Yea but I'm still hungry." There was a note on my bed from a friend. "There is a pizza in the fridge for you."

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      Bennett C Garrett 

      9 years ago

      My miisonary firned, Greg and I had spent our lat cent to make the long trip to the "Good Ship Grace", which was anchored in a small deserted cove on Chiloe Island in Chile. We had gotten aboard and had started thanking God for getting us there. She was the miisionary boat that I built which had been lost. We were hungry and there was no food on the boat. A few minutes later we heard a noise of someone knocking on the hull. My friend went out and brought back fresh baked bread, cheese and milk. He said that 2 men in a rowboat gave it to him and then rowed away. Pastor Ben Garrett

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      10 years ago from America

      Enjoyed your story. I don't know if I have ever ran into an angel but I do know they are among us. Maybe just humans we run into in our life are our angels.

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      10 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Thank you for sharing your atory as I was born in Fort Dodge , you should read my story about midwestern hospitality!!! That was a messenger sent by God!!!

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      Greg Boudonck 

      10 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Thanks my friend Adam--and thanks Mike thank you for sharing your story!

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      10 years ago

      Hi Froggy!

      Great story....Brief story..I was in a small town in michigan one evening and with my wife and 9 month old and we where shopping in a local store...It was snowing out side . As we pushed our cart on to lets say Isle 7 I noticed a very tall women pushing her cart right towards us. I could not take my eyes of of her..she stopped looked right at us and said ..Get going now ..its going to be a white out..( Blizzard) ..we thanked her and turned to talk to each other about it and looked back and she was gone, i searched the Ilse`s quickly and then we left the cart and drove home and just made it, as the blizzard was the worst in years..

      Welcome to the family froggy ,I love how God looks out for us..Ok I have another angel story but I will write about in a hub...Thanks again for your response!!!

      love in Jesus Mike :0)

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      10 years ago

      What an awesome story Froggy. That definitely gave me goosebumps! God is so good! It is amazing how he works sometimes.

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      Greg Boudonck 

      10 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Of course you can post it here ripplemaker, I'm about to go read it. Thanks all. God has been good to me! May He also bless all of you!

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      10 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      What a touching story Froggy. I too believe in Angels that are among us, I wrote about them too...may I post the link here?

      God bless :)

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      10 years ago

      thats amazing

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      10 years ago

      Well written Froggy. I am so glad that you found Jesus through a revelation that was so personal to you.

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      Debra Allen 

      10 years ago from West By God

      Yes, they do exist. All You have to do is speak to them like they are right in front of you. Just like there is a person in front of you--talk out loud. They do hear and see you and they do talk back and yes they will help you if you ask them.


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