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Hero says God showed him the way to missing girl, 11
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20100413/NEWS02/704139738 ^ | April 13, 2010 | Bianca Prieto

Posted on 04/13/2010 10:13:40 PM PDT by Between the Lines

WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. — James King said it was an act of God that led him to find Nadia Bloom in a thick swamp early today.

“God directed me to her,” King said hours after finding the 11-year-girl alive.

A day earlier, the 44-year-old University of Central Florida alum was part of a volunteer search crew that had been unable to find Nadia.

But at first light today, King, a military contractor, entered the woods armed with two cell phones, his shoes taped to his feet and some food and water to give Nadia if she was found. He prayed, quoted Scripture and looked to God to direct him to Nadia.

Then he called her name repeatedly as he ambled through the woods.

“I knew the Lord wanted me to go back in as soon as it was daylight,” King said. “I needed him to direct my path. I asked him, would he guide my path?”

The path led him to the middle of the swampy area between state roads 434 and 417 and the girl's gated subdivision, Barrington Estates.

“I said, ‘Nadia!' and she answered, ‘What?”' said King, recalling a moment about 8:30 a.m.

The missing 11-year-old was sitting calmly on top of a log. She didn't appear to be injured but was “polka-dotted” by bug bites, he said.

He scooped her up gingerly, praised God and then called 911 from the phone he knew was equipped with GPS.

King fed Nadia trail mix — she was disappointed it didn't have M&Ms — and she munched on an apple as they waited for rescue crews to arrive. They talked and prayed while they waited, King said.

(Excerpt) Read more at heraldnet.com ...


TOPICS: Current Events
KEYWORDS: jamesking; miracles; missing; nadiabloom; rescue

1 posted on 04/13/2010 10:13:40 PM PDT by Between the Lines
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To: Between the Lines

This man’s story does not pass a smell test ...


2 posted on 04/13/2010 10:20:38 PM PDT by OldNavyVet (One trillion days, at 365 days per year, is 2,739,726,027 years ... almost 3 billion years.)
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To: Between the Lines

Gods been working a LOT recently.
Things are happening -
Thanks for the great link!

God Bless-


3 posted on 04/13/2010 10:21:21 PM PDT by humantech ("No one wants to live to see such evil times. Its what you do with the time you are given")
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To: Between the Lines

I still cannot believe how this little girl stayed alive in that alligator infested swamp! As my daughter replied to my remark earlier today — ONLY GOD! Looks like He was watching over not only her, but has allowed this to be an experience in Faith for more than a few.

SO glad this story had a happy ending!


4 posted on 04/13/2010 10:22:18 PM PDT by LibertyRocks (http://libertyrocks.wordpress.com ~ Anti-Obama Gear: http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: OldNavyVet

From the article:

King was quickly whisked away by law-enforcement officials, who debriefed and questioned him. Later, King said investigators acted professionally and that it was their job to check into things.

“The police need to make sure that she is found, but also under no circumstances that are dubious,” he said.

Investigators asked him how he got to the woods, how he found the child and how he knew where to look, King said.

Law-enforcement officers checked his car and looked into his background, he said. But they did not ask him for a DNA swab or to take a lie-detector test, King said.

Residents in the King’s old neighborhood praised their former neighbor.

“He’s a good, honest, Christian man,” friend Lewis Lineberger said. “He’s a believer in prayer. He really does believe in all of that.”

When asked about her husband’s heroic feat, Diana King said, “This is James King. He is who he is. He’s got great faith. He’s an instrument used by God.”

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I do note however that the above information was provided to the press by King himself, and that there are NO comments from Law Enforcement directly.


5 posted on 04/13/2010 10:27:49 PM PDT by LibertyRocks (http://libertyrocks.wordpress.com ~ Anti-Obama Gear: http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: OldNavyVet
This man’s story does not pass a smell test ...

My first thought when I saw him on the news.

6 posted on 04/13/2010 10:27:55 PM PDT by Oliver Boliver Butt
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To: Oliver Boliver Butt

It is a shame to consider any ill doing, but such are the times. The police have to be thorough.

I am just grateful the child is found alive and apparently unharmed.


7 posted on 04/13/2010 10:29:03 PM PDT by Persevero (Ask yourself: "What does the Left want me to do?" Then go do the opposite.)
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To: Persevero

Agree. I just found that his TV interview set off alarms for me.


8 posted on 04/13/2010 10:36:10 PM PDT by Oliver Boliver Butt
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To: OldNavyVet
This man’s story does not pass a smell test ...

We should all rejoice at the miracle of this little girl surviving five days in the most alligator dense area in the world when even the professional rescuers had failed and seemed to be ready to give up. The man who found her was given the great gift of being a direct instrument of God's divine mercy.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36462501/ns/us_news-life/


9 posted on 04/13/2010 10:38:27 PM PDT by Ronaldus Magnus
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To: Between the Lines

He went and searched the backside of the densest part of the forest, a part the cops themselves admitted they had not searched and were saving till last as it was considered a very remote possibility that an 11yo girl could make it back there herself. As it was, after she was found it took 40 LE carrying Nadia in a litter two hours to get back to the CP in the neighborhood. A distance that probably is around a mile.

And remember that he was part of a volunteer search team just the day before he found her. He went home that night and decided that the Lord instructed him to go back out that very next daybreak. He did and he found her. He found her after most of us had already committed her to the gators as Lake Jesup which borders this forest to the north, is the most heavily infested gator lake in the US.

Sometimes a duck is just a duck.


10 posted on 04/13/2010 10:45:01 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Alfred E. Neuman for President! Oh, wait a minute ...)
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To: humantech

God never gives up on us. We give up on him. He is always anxious to help us.

I have to say, we need him now more than ever.


11 posted on 04/13/2010 10:53:15 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Bye bye Miss American Freedom. When did we vote for Communism?)
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To: VeniVidiVici
If you look at the center of this map you'll see a heavily wooded area bordered by White's Landing on the West, Jones' Landing on the East and Lake Jesup on the North. She was found not far from the lake shore just to the right of the toll bridge, 417. The water is high this year so much of that wooded area is swamp too.

And there is no way King could have kept her somewhere squirreled away and then changed his mind and brought her back. There was an IR chopper above practically 24/7. Some folks who didn't belong back there were caught and escorted out. Plus there were cops on each side of the search area.

I suppose we'll find out if King is a bad guy in the next few days, but it looks to me that everything that has been side is on the level.

12 posted on 04/13/2010 10:54:08 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Alfred E. Neuman for President! Oh, wait a minute ...)
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To: Between the Lines

How come God directed him to get her out of there, but didn’t help her guide herself out of there? I mean, she got in there by herself, right? (Okay, I just had to point that out).


13 posted on 04/13/2010 11:22:29 PM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: OldNavyVet

Huh?


14 posted on 04/13/2010 11:30:48 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck.)
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To: historyrepeatz
That's not really a question is it?

Neither is this, duh!

15 posted on 04/13/2010 11:33:15 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck.)
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To: OldNavyVet

why...be specific

i’m not up on the details


16 posted on 04/13/2010 11:38:03 PM PDT by wardaddy (Will adobe ever fix shockwave to work consistently?)
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To: historyrepeatz
How come God directed him to get her out of there, but didn’t help her guide herself out of there? I mean, she got in there by herself, right? (Okay, I just had to point that out).

Because God wanted her to be found by King. I mean, that's what happened, so that's what God wanted. (Okay, I just had to point that out).

17 posted on 04/13/2010 11:46:17 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: historyrepeatz

You’ve got alot of God headed to you. Just hang in there, the tow-truck is on the way.


18 posted on 04/13/2010 11:54:03 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: historyrepeatz

Read the Bible and ask why God just didn’t skip to Revelations and save a bunch of trouble, especially for Jesus.


19 posted on 04/14/2010 12:43:24 AM PDT by chuckles
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To: LibertyRocks
Thank goodness she was found alive and safe. But if this is true, it almost makes you not want to get involved for fear of the third degree treatment.

And elderly man fell ill while in the fields behind his home running his hunting dogs. He was diabetic. Anyway, some of us in the neighborhood started looking for him while the search and rescue people were getting assembled and organized. Right about the time they all got there and had their search plan coordinated (1.5hrs), the man was found by a neighbor.

I understand there is a reason and method to the way they conduct their searches, but it's really not a reflection on their abilities if someone else finds the victim first.

20 posted on 04/14/2010 12:46:27 AM PDT by TNdandelion
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To: LibertyRocks
I live in an alligator / eastern diamondback / skito / tick / redneck infested swamp.

It's not as bad as it sounds unless you forget to bring a mosquito net and a gallon of deet. In fact, right now it is downright pretty and while the no-see-ums are just starting the skeeters aren't that bad yet and the deer flies which are the WORST aren't out yet either.

21 posted on 04/14/2010 12:54:42 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: OldNavyVet

Someday you may find that GOD will get into the smallest part of our lives, if we would let him!


22 posted on 04/14/2010 1:07:42 AM PDT by factmart
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To: LibertyRocks

I love what his wife says about him, I pray the same can be said of me.

“This is James King. He is who he is. He’s got great faith. He’s an instrument used by God.”


23 posted on 04/14/2010 2:31:07 AM PDT by Ferndina
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To: piasa

“I live in an alligator / eastern diamondback / skito / tick / redneck infested swamp.

It’s not as bad as it sounds unless you forget to bring a mosquito net and a gallon of deet. In fact, right now it is downright pretty and while the no-see-ums are just starting the skeeters aren’t that bad yet and the deer flies which are the WORST aren’t out yet either. “

ROFLMAO - only a Southerner would write that and this Southerner clearly understood every blessed word! ha ha


24 posted on 04/14/2010 3:34:11 AM PDT by NurseZac
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To: NurseZac

“Thank goodness she was found alive and safe. But if this is true, it almost makes you not want to get involved for fear of the third degree treatment.”

No different now than in the days of the Good Samaritan.


25 posted on 04/14/2010 4:57:18 AM PDT by BenKenobi ("we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be")
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To: BenKenobi

It sickens me that this guy is a suspect. My sickness is misdirected, though. It is our immoral society that actually sickens me. We are so jaded that a hero automatically is a perp. It is the first thought of many of us. I do not blame those of us that had the thought. I blame our sick culture that made the thought “normal and expected”.


26 posted on 04/14/2010 6:29:28 AM PDT by I Buried My Guns
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To: OldNavyVet

This man’s story does not pass a smell test ...

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Too funny and a crying shame at the same time ...

On GMA this morning, George Stephonopolous (sp?) gave the guy as much time as he wanted to sing the praises of God, and how He alone is responsible for helping him find the girl. A rare sight indeed on network tv.

And here we are, doubting the guy.


27 posted on 04/14/2010 9:15:04 AM PDT by dmz
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To: I Buried My Guns; BenKenobi

God Bless the Rational Ones, when they come to the forefront on FreeRepublic!
Your words give me hope there is still a chance for sanity!


28 posted on 04/14/2010 9:40:57 AM PDT by GOYAKLA (Flush Congress in 2010 & 2012)
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To: GOYAKLA
Well golly, it has been about 9 years since anyone called me rational on FR. Thank you for that.

There indeed is a chance for sanity in our Nation; I have a master plan. However, my plan does not belong here, but rather on a CWII thread. It involves B.I.T.S. and B.L.O.A.T.

29 posted on 04/14/2010 9:52:27 AM PDT by I Buried My Guns
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To: GOYAKLA

Thank you. Blessings to yourself as well.


30 posted on 04/14/2010 12:35:19 PM PDT by BenKenobi ("we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be")
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

Amen and Hallelujah to that.
I agree on needing him now, but am of Good cheer and strangely calm and ready to see what comes next.
Remember- We fight not against flesh and blood but powers and principalities.
Larger things are afoot than what we see.
And I know how it all turns out.
God Bless you and yours, and peace be upon you.


31 posted on 04/14/2010 12:51:57 PM PDT by humantech ("No one wants to live to see such evil times. Its what you do with the time you are given")
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To: historyrepeatz

Well then, the Lord wouldn’t have been glorified nationally and proclaimed would he have been?
Or, it could have been a couple of other things.
In any case, I’m pretty certain he had his reasons. Always does.
Maybe its just to get you and I discussing him right now.
:-)


32 posted on 04/14/2010 12:54:03 PM PDT by humantech ("No one wants to live to see such evil times. Its what you do with the time you are given")
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To: Between the Lines

If this is true, then Praise God!

If this guy is lying, then I am beyond ticked (RF rules).


33 posted on 04/14/2010 12:57:58 PM PDT by reaganaut (Ex-mormon, now Christan - "I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see")
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To: OldNavyVet
This man's story does not pass a smell test

Well, I believe the James King version.

34 posted on 04/14/2010 1:07:39 PM PDT by tnlibertarian
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To: Between the Lines

I can hear the gnashing of teeth in this thread.


35 posted on 04/14/2010 1:31:03 PM PDT by rsobin
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To: humantech

God bless you and your family as well.


36 posted on 04/14/2010 7:52:44 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Bye bye Miss American Freedom. When did we vote for Communism?)
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To: Between the Lines
HeraldNet
37 posted on 04/14/2010 9:03:26 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: OldNavyVet

No it doesn’t pass the smell. The 911 call is creepy...


38 posted on 04/15/2010 7:34:27 AM PDT by FTJM
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