Do you enjoy scavenger hunts?
Is it thrilling to follow leads and search for clues?
Maybe you have a future
as a missionary!
When we traveled to Trujillo for language school we were given a mission: obtain a ciborium, a small monstrance and a pix necklace bag. Our mission came complete with the following message,
"Trujillo is a big city. You shouldn't have any trouble."
"Trujillo is a big city." We "shouldn't have any trouble" finding what we needed.
|The Archbishop's office is the blue building. |
The door we needed to find open is right in the middle.
The nun suggested that we have them made and sent to Trujillo. Having gold vessels hand crafted and shipped from another part of the country seemed a bit over zealous given our time restraints, but realizing our options were limited we agreed. The nun contacted the man, described our mission, provided him with our email address and assured us that it would all work out beautifully.
Saturday morning (6 days before we left Trujillo) I walked to the bank, stood in line for almost two hours and then explained, in my limited Spanish, that I needed to deposit a large sum of money into a stranger's account.
Each time I began to second-guess our decision I glanced down at the shirt I had purposefully worn:
Keep Calm and Trust in God
It was Thursday. We were scheduled to leave on Friday. Still nothing. Ugh!
Finally we received notification that the items were done and ready to ship. Please Jesus, make clear the path between the craftsman in Lima and the Archbishop's office. Please Jesus, hold open the exterior door of the Archbishop's office which appears to close/lock at random times. Please Jesus surround this whole situation with a legion of angels, that we may return to San Hilarion with the items we need for our church.
Thursday night we packed all our bags in preparation for our departure the following day. We left room for the ciborium, the monstrance and the pix necklace bag trusting "that it would all work out beautifully" just like the nun assured us.
|Here is the hand crafted ciborium and monstrance |
for our church in San Hilarion.
Friday morning Chris went to the Archbishop's office and sure enough, there was a box waiting for him.
We found all the clues and solved all the riddles. Our scavenger hunt was successful. Mission complete!!
Thank you Jesus!!
A great big "THANKS" to all our prayer warriors. When you pray for our mission to be successful, you may not know exactly what that entails on any given day, but still your prayers are heard and answered.
Go TEAM CARMODY!!!