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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.
About the author
Kathryn lives in Seattle, Washington. Her hobbies are ski racing, horseback riding, and playing with her pets (two dogs, one cat, tortoise, tortoise, and a pony).
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