Our branch mission leader told us how a couple weeks ago, he
was assigned to give a talk in church entitled, "Am I My Brother's Robber?"
Confused, he asked if it was supposed to be "keeper" instead of
"robber," but indeed that was the real topic. Well, anyway, a couple
days later my companion and I were arriving to our apartment and as I unlocked
the gate, I saw this teenage boy jump out from behind and dart away. I shouted
at him and an old tatay from across the street tried to grab him, but the thief
got away. Fortunately, because the dead bolt on our door was locked, he was
unable to get in. Of course, as a missionary, it did make me think about this
incident in spiritual terms. When a person is gaining a testimony of the
gospel, that is a precious thing that Satan would gladly try to destroy and
take away. However if we lock the dead bolt on our testimony by doubting our
doubts before we doubt our faith and following His commandments, when the
robbers do come, they can not access that which is most valuable above all
worldly possessions. Hopefully the thief won't come again, but I'm thankful that
despite this incident, we continue to have miracles in this area!