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Very hard to take in but the reality is a nightmare, I worked in the UK for 24 years designing and selling security systems, I was offered a job in South Africa which at the time seemed a good idea, my mum and sister were living there so I packed up everything and moved there with my wife.

We moved in with my sister for 2 years whilst my new house was built, I started my own security company again and started to make money, life was good, the only issue was crime; living in Glen Austin which is about 2 Kilometres from Tembisa (township) had serious armed robbery problems I was shot at to many times to remember at night out in my garden with people trying to break in.

We lived there for 9 years, the end came when my wife opened the gate to let in a delivery (she said later she did not know why she opened the gate) armed guys jumped out and attacked her, gun to the head, knife at the throat continuous life threats, they tied her arms behind her back with cable ties threw her on the bedroom floor and dropped the wardrobe on top of her, the men started loading everything on to their van, she managed to get free and waited until they were all outside and managed to lock the security gate and press the alarm. They left very quickly, security arrived then the police but a total waste of time.
 This obviously affected my wife badly, it caused serious problems between us and she said she was going back to England and then left, divorce followed.

2 years later I met a lady from Zambia her name is Malambo and in 2009 we got married, in 2010 my wife gave birth to our son Dale, one year later we had a daughter we named her Chloe.
Work carried on for a few years but got very hard to Black Economic Empowerment and work being given to black people not white (my wife is black but not South African big difference, Xenophobia), very difficult to get contracts unless your company had a large South African black shareholding and also you had to be very well connected.

In 2015 I was head hunted to design security systems in Kenya, I moved there with my family, the first year was great, my wife gave birth to another boy called Marc, then problems started, work dried up, I had designed many security systems for the Kenyan government, border protection, cellular base stations, financial institutes, Hotels etc, it is now 2019 and we are still waiting for any of them to come to fruition, lots of promises, lots of meetings and still waiting.

In March 2019 my work permit ran out and we had to leave Kenya, my wife suggested I stay with a member of her family in Switzerland and she would go to Zambia with the kids because she was not allowed to go into Europe on a Zambian passport. This is what happened.
I have been looking for work for nearly three months without any luck; I have knocked on hundreds of doors, hundreds of emails and phone calls.

My children can come to Switzerland no problem they have British passports, the problem is my wife with a Zambian passport, I either have to have a job then I will get a work permit or very simply have around 15 thousand Euros’ in a bank account and she can come tomorrow.
At this time I am at breaking point so is my family, little or no money same for me, can’t the pay rent here or Zambia, school fees, food very sad for my kids.

My family desperately wants to come here to be with me or in any country we can be together and time is running out quickly, I need to somehow get hold of enough money to pay for their flights here (2000 Euros’) and enough money  in the bank to satisfy the government regulations around 15 thousand Euro’s.
I need to find a very very caring soul who has a great understanding of the terrible situation of being apart from your family and also who has spare money that they would be able to assist us with, I will pay them back when I get a job (hopefully) but my family is in a terrible situation and at this time no way out. So maybe there is a caring person or persons who can get us out of this mess, or find me a job where I can support them. I would be totally indebted to you, it is a terrible thing when you get to 60 and no one wants to give you a job, I have more life and energy in me than 40 year old but it comes down to a piece of paper showing my age then oops sorry.
Country: Switzerland

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This is one of the nicest e-mails I have ever seen !!
I dreamed that I went to Heaven and an angel was showing me around. We walked side-by-side inside a large workroom filled with angels. My angel guide stopped in front of the first section and said, 'This is the Receiving Section. Here, all petitions to God said in prayer are received.
I looked around in this area, and it was terribly busy with so many angels sorting out petitions written on voluminous paper sheets and scraps from people all over the world.
Then we moved on down a long corridor until we reached the second section.
The angel then said to me, "This is the Packaging and Delivery Section. Here, the graces and blessings the people asked for are processed and delivered to the living persons who asked for them." I noticed again how busy it was there. There were many angels working hard at that station, since so many blessings had been requested and were being packaged
for delivery to Earth.
Finally at the farthest end of the long corridor we stopped at the door of a very small station. To my great surprise, only one angel was seated there, idly doing nothing. "This is the Acknowledgment Section, my angel friend quietly admitted to me. He seemed embarrassed.
"How is it that there is no work going on here? I asked."
"So sad," the angel sighed. "After people receive the blessings that they asked for, very few send back acknowledgments."
"How does one acknowledge God's blessings? "I asked.
"Simple," the angel answered. Just say, "Thank you, Lord."
"What blessings should they acknowledge?" I asked.
"If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep you are richer than 75% of this world.
If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish, you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy, and if you get this on your own computer, you are part of the 1% in the world who has that opportunity."
"If you woke up this morning with more health than illness.. You are more blessed than the many who will not even survive this day."
"If you have never experienced the fear in battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation... You are ahead of 700 million people in the world."
"If you can attend a church without the fear of harassment, arrest, torture or death you are envied by, and more blessed than, three billion people in the world."
"If your parents are still alive and still married.... you are very rare."
"If you can hold your head up and smile, you are not the norm, you're unique to all those in doubt and despair......."
"Ok," I said. "What now? How can I start?"
The Angel said, "If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing in that someone was thinking of you as very special and you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world who cannot read at all."
Have a good day,count your blessings, and if you care to, pass this along to remind everyone else how blessed we all are..........
ATTN: Acknowledge Dept.
"Thank you Lord, for giving me the ability to share this message and for giving me so many wonderful people with whom to share it."
If you have read this far, and are thankful for all that you have been blessed with, how can you not send it on?
I thank God for everything, especially all my family and friends.

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