GREENVILLE, S.C. - Law enforcement officers sign up to serve and protect and one deputy arms himself with faith.
Greenville County sheriff's deputy Matt Holman starts his day with Scripture and prayer and keeps extra Bibles in his trunk.
Armed with a gun and handcuffs, Holman also arms himself with what he believes is the most powerful weapon - a Bible.
Deputy Matt Holman of the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office shined his spotlight on a homeless man walking down the road. The man was Robert Morris and together, the two walked to the nearby church and struck up a conversation. Robert said his tent in the woods washed away in the flood. He lost his family and got addicted to drugs and alcohol, which ruined his relationships with his existing brother and sister.
And after a meal, and a conversation about Christianity, Morris was filled with hope.
"If you're still breathing, God is not done with you," Holman said.
Inspired by Robert’s story, Deputy Holman began rummaging through his trunk to find the extra Bible he kept in his car. He couldn’t find it, so instead he gave Robert his very own personal Bible which contained his scribbled notes and highlighted scriptures from over the years. Deputy Holman then offered to get Robert some food, then refused to accept the few crumpled up dollars that Robert offered him. “Go sit on the steps and I’ll be right back,” the officer said. He returned with a plate of hot food, which Robert gladly accepted.
"That man's a hero and he saved my life."
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