I am concerned about a special friend who seems to be much too interested in playing poker, going to casinos, doing pull tabs & bingo playing & then also getting side tracked w/ women who seem to be of questionable character. This is a particular concern since he already had 2 bad ex's which ended in divorce & he has raised 3 children by himself & now has custody of a grandchild due to the mother being a drug addict & his son not a responsible father ( but who he still forces the child to spend time with him though the child objects). He seldom goes to church anymore which concerns me cause I feel it has been affecting him negatively though he claims he depends on the Lord's leading in his life. He is just in the process of changing to a new location for a similar job with the same boss & I am hoping & praying he can find some male mentors & break his old bad gambling habits & the not taking his grandson to church because he is so difficult to watch. The grandson did not even know that Christmas was about the birth of Jesus & not just about getting presents.
He is trying to sell his house & find a different one to buy in his new location but so far has to settle for a house to rent which could become costly if he cannot sell his house for a while etc. He also needs much healing since he was the black sheep of his family & his father had been an alcoholic & hated him to the extent that he left him out of his will & still expected him to take care of his mother when he died, which he did way beyond duty & she did not treat him the best either & expected him to pay her rent when he was already paying for so many of her expenses. He of course also needs much healing due to the bad x's & should really get those "marriages" annulled, but he is not Catholic & for some reason has some very strong prejudices against the catholic church which he wants to pass on to his grandson. Please pray for
all of his spiritual,emotional,physical needs etc.& that he accepts the things I had to say to him recently in a letter that I sent to him. And so God's will may be done in his life since he really is such a wonderful person in soo many ways!!!