Welcome to Laredo. This girl has been transferred. My heart was broken to leave my comfort zone of Port Is. It's funny, I feel like I'm in a whole different mission. This about Laredo I bet you didn't know:
- Everyone is a truck drvier or on boarder patrol... or is married to someone who is.
- The sisters in 303 (that's our apartment) call Laredo "the Ghetto". Apparently when you come you have to be "ghettofied". My new name in the apartment is Hundysen.. like hunna-dolla-bill-sen.
- The Mormon Halloween tradition exsists in Laredo. Friday night was the branch trunk-or-treat and chili cook off party. It's like I never left Sioux City.
- The neighborhoods here are beautiful.. I hate it, haha, jk. But I haven't seen one trailer! I am definately not in Port Izzy.
Ok. Introducing Sister Cano! A tiny 5'2'' redhead raised in Minnesota, and then her Freshman year of high school her parents decided to move to Spain because they felt like it. What a blessing she has been to help me make the adjustment to Laredo. She loves astronomy, playing the cello, finding pictures in clouds, and telling stories. We are getting along really well and actually made some crazy connections.
- My Sister Training Leader (STL) in the CCM was her best friend in college at BYU.
- She has a friend from Spain who is on a mission in Sweden and knows Spencer!! (Shoutout to Aldste Van Alfen!)
Well, I don't have much to say this week. Everything is so new still. I guess I'll just share some little mission miracles.
- We walked around for 3 hours without talking to someone for more than 30 seconds on Thursday. It is a bit discouraging. We decided to stop and say a prayer to ask for guidence. After finishing, we walked aroudn teh corner to find three 8th grade girls sitting on the curb of the street discussing why there was so many bad things happening in the world and what happens after death... umm, we can answer your questions!
- Saturday Sister Cano mentioned that she was hungry and literally 5 seconds later a cute little old lady came out of her house and asked if she could give us apples and yogurt. Random.. God is so aware of even our littlest needs.
So I'll admit that I am homesick for Sioux City, Rexburg, and now Port Isabel. Change is hard. But I'm going to find the purpose of why I am here. There's a reason God wants he in Laredo. If you're struggling with being happy in your life, I challenge you to do the same. There are no coincidences in life, figure out what the Lord wants you to do in this point in your journey.
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Les Quiero Muchisimas!
Isaac Faldmo. It's his birthday today!!
Camille for getting married Friday!
All those little kids getting ready to imitate missionaries, knocking door-to door.. except you get candy. Lucky ducks. BE SAFE!