So lately I have been feeling better all around as a missionary and that I have been looking more outward and not being so self centered. As I have done this I have found more joy and success in the work of the Lord. This night, however, was a little more special.
We were going to do some visits and we had some success in contacting people. We even had a lesson and set a return appointment with a new investigator, Eric Ledezma. As we were going around, I had the idea to go and get some Pete's Fish and Chips to get some Orchata to give to the Garden Lakes/Crystal Gardens sisters. They have been having little work and I figured that it would cheer them up a bit. As we were going to drop off the drinks, I noticed something in my pocket on my rain jacket. It was funny because I had worn it many times before and hadn't put anything into it prior, nor had I noticed anything being in there. As we were walking away from the apartment to the car, I decided to take a look to see what was in my pocket.
As I reached in I felt something rectangular and I thought it was maybe a set of keys or something. However, when I pulled the object out of my pocket, I found something else. I was so shocked I had no idea how it got there. It was the iPod my parents gave me back when I was with Elder Vidal! I had it with me occasionally outside of the apartment and one day it just disappeard. I literally looked through everything I had. I legitimately have no idea how I could have overlooked it or have missed it in nearly 10 months. I have worn that raincoat multiple times as well. The only explanation is that it was a modern miracle in that God answered prayers almost a year ago in response through my selfless service to others. In that I am left without words as to how this came to be. But I will be forever grateful for this blessing He has given me to answer my prayers and to show his love for me. This is truly the biggest penny I have found on my mission. (I will explain the penny on the ground communication from God to me)
🌅 Elder Nathan Benson 🌅