Finding Torterra

One day I put my tortoise Torterra out in his sunning pen to have some time out in the summer sun. I was having a friend over. Her little sister let Torterra loose in the garden while I was playing with my friend. When we came outside again, I realized that Torterra was missing. I was very upset. I went to find my mom, and we started to look for him in the yard. My mom began to pray right away, and I did too. We prayed that God kept Torterra in his right place. In God's care, he could not be lost.

We looked everywhere, but could not find him that night. My mom said we should keep praying. And we did. Mom said the thought kept coming to her that Torterra was having a wonderful time in the garden, and that we would find him when it was the right time. We looked in the yard from time to time. But we just prayed and trusted that he was OK and God was watching over him.

Some weeks went by. It started to get cold, and I knew it would not be a good time for Torterra to be outside. I prayed that Torterra was surrounded by God's love and God would guide him to some place warm. Then a neighbor mentioned that a workman had found a tortoise stuck in a pipe a couple of yards away. My mom immediately called the workman. He said he had given the tortoise to a pet shop. and they might have given it away. Mom and I kept praying that God's creation is always in its right place. We called the pet shop. We found out they still had the tortoise, and a worker at the shop was fostering him. We were so excited when we talked to the salesperson because we knew it must be Torterra.

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