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Agape Flights delivers Christmas dinners and gifts to struggling families in Freeport, Bahamas

Posted at 7:25 PM, Dec 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-17 19:25:36-05

FREEPORT, Bahamas — This week Agape Flights and local Bahamas ministries hand-delivered Christmas dinners and gifts to people who are living in poverty and still struggling from Hurricane Dorian damage.

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Mano Lewis is blind. Along with food, his church brought him a turn-nob microwave to help him cook.

"It was probably a $40 microwave but to him it meant everything," said Allen Speer, Agape Flights CEO.

Lewis says it was a delivery just like this that saved his life on Christmas Day, 19 years ago.

"I got a rope to hang myself," said Lewis.

He was going to take his own life, but right before he went through with it, he was interrupted.

"I hear my door knocking, at 4 o’clock in the morning," said Lewis.

He says it was a church bringing a box of food, much like the boxes being delivered this week.

They told him how much they loved him, and that God loves him. He says he knew it was a sign from God.

"God saved my life. All that I've been through, I know that God loves me," said Lewis.

Lewis may be blind and his home the size of a shed, but he has more joy in his heart than most people you’ll ever know.

"I tell everybody don’t give up, if anything happens to you, don’t give up," said Lewis.

Like Lewis, the people were very grateful for the food and gifts but the greatest gift was people coming to their homes, to show them they cared.

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