Back in 2016 in Belfast, Ireland, Pastor John Greenaway and his family helped out a homeless man named Melvin Boyd, inviting Melvin to live in their home.
Pastor Greenaway says “I believed Melvin needed a new start in life, we wanted to help him.”
The Greenaway family helped Mr Boyd to beat his alcohol addiction and start over.
Since then, Mr Boyd has stayed at the family home every day and night, and has become another son to the pastor, and his wife, who already have four children.
Last March, he repaid the pastor for his generosity by donating one of his kidneys to him.
Pastor Greenaway had kidney failure and had been on dialysis for almost a year before the operation.
He had three offers from other people to donate an organ, but none of them had worked out. That’s when Mr Boyd stepped in.
Melvin says, “The biggest thing about it was God bringing us together. I believe it was meant to be.”
Both Pastor John and Melvin have recovered from the operation and both are thankful that they have such a unique bond. John ended up with a new lease on life — and Melvin ended up with a new family, filled with love and support.
It sure sounds like God was all over this situation. Sometimes, we just have to listen to God calling us and be obedient to the calling.
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