The night it was stolen we reported it to the police, they took me to the station and I spent the night filing reports. While I was there they hauled in two suspects one of which had our 10 passports, my electronic Spanish dictionary, and much of my money on her.
Every day since then I've spent several hours at the prosecutor's office filing reports. I've been asked to help in bringing about justice. When one is dealing with a professional thief and a repeat offender, it is much more serious than one desperately stealing due to hunger. I told them I would do everything I can do to cooperate with justice, but that I would not lie. A lot of people are afraid to take these buses due to things like this as well as violence. So these situations need to be dealt in with in a proper manner or else people become even bolder.
Today I got a call from the prosecuting attorney asking me to come in. When I got there they gave me my briefcase with all of our important papers, my special book, and my messages. This is a miracle. God has given us back just about everything so far except a USB drive with important documents on it. The papers God brought back to us represent years of work and thousands of dollars. I even have my needed electronic dictionary back. All of our Colombian friends are saying that this never happens; that it is a complete miracle. They are right! God is so good!!!
|God's miracle briefcase after getting it back. Praise God!|
But in the meantime, after Christmas we will again try to acquire our lifetime Colombian residency status. Pray for God's will in this too.
Thanks so much,