“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

Monday, August 17, 2009


We had a "bad" day on base yesterday.. again. My laptop and blackberry were stolen along with 2 other laptops, another cell phone, an iPod, and one of my juice boxes.. averaging about $3,500.50 worth of goodies. The again part is because the first weekend we were here some belogingins of the guys were stolen from their dorm. So the thief knew we would be at church and took advantage of that and intruded into our dorm room and took our belongings. Normally, I hide my valuables... but I was rushed yesterday along with all the other girls to get to church and ran out of time. The thief got lucky... we took a trip to the Panama police station and filed a report and the police are (hopefully) working on finding the items/thief. Pray for justice in this situation. I am trying very hard to turn the other cheek and forgive the thief.. it is not an easy thing to do. I worked very hard for my Macbook and paid for it myself, so it was a major downer for it to be stolen. Also I had a lot of documents, music and many picture on there that are hard to replace. I know that God will work for the good in this situation but it is hard to see that right now. We are going to start locking the gate part of our door (which we didn't know about before).. and we are locking it even at night while we sleep. Alot of us feel very violated and it freaked us out a bit.. the thief went through our suitcases and threw some things around.. so it was a bit scary. So my blog posts may not be as many- but I am going to try and continue to post.. my laptop being stolen will give me more time to spend with the Lord.. so there is a blessing in it.. sigh.... love you all, it's time for dinner! Chow.


Stephanie said...

At least your seeing the blessing in the stolen items.. Hope you have a good week.

Rosemary said...

Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Luke 12:32-34

Good thing you have treasure that will not be exhausted or stolen! Don't forget where your real treasure is, Brennen! May God continue to show you the blessings of contentment. I'm praying for you!