The original plan was to leave early Friday morning but when reports from Texarkana and other areas between here and home showed bad weather and dangerous roads out driver chose to wait it out.
I got up early to say goodbye to Julie Martin and to get stuff done until we were called out to leave to get some lunch. Bro. Mike Flowers lent us his Suburban to use for going shopping and going out to eat. We were so grateful for it since the only vehicle we have is the motor home and it's not really available to take everywhere we want to go.
We ate at Rudy's, then went to several shops. It was so much fun and relaxing in a weird way.
I believe the Lord has His hand in keeping us here longer so that the driver can get rest, as well as the rest of us. And also that I'd be able to fellowship and spend more time with family since I hardly ever get to see them.
My cousin's wedding was on Saturday so I got to attend, along with 4 of my friends from KY. It was so funny going to the first Mexican wedding I've ever attended with 4 white girls, the only ones that were there. They had fun though and loved meeting some of my family.
My Uncle Rolando has been such a blessing and help to me on this trip. He took me out several times and let me use their car for the weekend. Loved being able to be independent again and go out whenever I need to run an errand.
On Sunday, I joined Tio Caesar and his church for morning service. It was a new experience but enjoyed it. Afterwards, I had lunch with Tio Rolando, his family, and my cousin Abigail at Luby's, an awesome Cafeteria Restaurant, where I ate way too much! They're bound to send me home fat!
I stayed in Donna for the evening service, which was a good time of singing and testimonies and got to talk to Bro. Flowers about going into Mexico when I fly down for the Princess Conference next month. So excited about the chance to return so soon!
The young and unmarried in our group stayed up all night ,after playing Pit, to clean and pack. We had a fun time with our new Mexican friend, Frankie, who's been hanging out with us the last few days. It's hard saying goodbye to this place and the people. It's been a wonderful experience!
Sonia E. Vargas
Sonia's desire and hope is to write for the purpose of inspiring this generation, especially young woman.
Hannah Helm is a fun and outgoing young woman who loves to bring laughter and joy to anyone she comes in contact with. She is 23 years old and is a leader of Girl's Exalting the Master Ministry.
Paula is a passionate follower of Christ and loves to encourage others around her to do the same. She is 27 years old and is currently attending Free Gospel Bible Institute. She was a part of the Guatemala GEM team in 2014.
Kristyn is a sweet and gentle young lady from Trinity Holiness Tabernacle. She is 19 years old and is currently attending Free Gospel Bible Institute. She plays the piano and sings beautifully. She was a part of the Guatemala GEM team in 2014 and Honduras team in 2016.