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Former Samaritan’s Purse employee is now street pastor in London for the Queen’s funeral

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LONDON, UK (WBTV) – A former employee of Billy Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse organization is out on the streets of London today, tending to those coping with their emotions following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Mike Freeman trained in North Carolina for disaster relief.

“I was with the Billy Graham organization, and I was doing Samaritan’s Purse and doing international relief work,” Freeman said.

This week, Freeman is in London as the coordinator of a group of street pastors. They spoke to the thousands of people who lined up to view the Queen’s coffin inside Westminster Hall.

‘We’re with street pastors and response pastors and it’s a ministry that goes out into the streets and we’re around people, mostly listening to their stories and that’s what we’re doing in London at the moment, going into the queue and listening to people. Freeman said. “Quite often for them to line up for that lying state it brings more emotions to the forefront of maybe their past losses and they want to talk about it and we’re a listening ear with compassion we have time to do it, and then we can encourage them to continue and if we have the opportunity, we can also share the faith with them.

Just before leaving on Sunday morning, Freeman and another group of street pastors stopped to pray near Westminster Abbey where the funeral will take place on Monday.

“People say you know I queued 12, 15 but I queued twice as long just for the privilege of paying homage to the Queen which is really great because it helps personally and also as a nation we respect for what was in our lifetime our greatest monarch.