Texas officer prays with brokenhearted man who lost everything

A picture shared on Facebook by a Texas officer has gone viral. 

James Barge, a member of Texas Game Wardens, shared the touching photo on Wednesday. He said he was fueling his boat in Deweyville when he was approached by a brokenhearted man who had lost everything for the second time. 

"He asked if he could get back into his home yet and I had to tell him no," said Barge. "He also said that the only thing that he had left to lose was his daughters."

Barge said the man had been living in his truck, but didn't ask for a handout. He just asked Barge for work. 

"He is a welder by trade and has his own truck and machines. He can weld on aluminum or steel. I don't know anything about his work but I have respect for him for wanting to go to work. If anybody has enough welding to help him let me know and I'll put y'all together."

As Barge was talking to the man, he said a fellow officer snapped a photo of them. Barge put his hand on the man's shoulder and prayed with him at the gas station, unaware that the picture was being taken. 

"I ask you to do what I've already done for him and all the other folks in the area. Pray for him and the others just like him. He says he was raised in the church but his faith is sure getting weak. I can't imagine what these folks are going through."

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I was fueling my boat this morning in Deweyville when I was approached by this man. He asked if he could get back into...

Posted by James Barge on Wednesday, March 16, 2016


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