Before we headed home, we stopped over in Progresso, MX to explore the Market. It's a tradition for our group to go there and eat Lonches - the best lunch EVER.


Instead of driving, we walked across the Rio Grande Border line.


I don't think I've met anyone who doesn't LOVE the Lonches in Progresso! They are so yummy! Look how happy we all were to be at the Taco stand!


Progresso is also a great place to get interesting souveniers... like these... haha


And finally, here's a group photo of the team. I love every team I take down, but this one was really great because almost everyone had never been before! It was so awesome to hear about their experiences!


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After the Market, we began our 18 hour van ride home.  As you can imagine, that long of a ride can get quite boring. Well, not in our van!  Someone had a Truth or Dare app on their phone and well.. I'll just show you the pictures.

Michael, tied up and showing his "Angry" face... not that angry if you ask me


Poor Christopher had get a bow drawn on his face and walk to dinner with a purse haha


In addition to that, we had prank calling, my leg was painted like a candy cane, and we learned some interesting things about eachother!

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Lastly, I wanted to tell you guys about Karla. You may have noticed her in my pictures throughout the week.
I've known Karla since I was a little girl (not that she is old!)  She was a teenager and basically my idol!  She has the most amazing voice and I would sit in awe when she took the stage at church.  In college, she and her husband took us college kids on and led the college ministry.  I spent several weekends at their home. Her husband even gave me my first job!
We've always remained close, even as they've moved all over the country.
Karla is a missionary kid. Growing up in Africa and mostly The Phillipines until 17, she always had great stories of God doing amazing things overseas. 
When I found out that she was coming on the trip I was so excited.  I felt like my mentor/inspiration was going to see me in action - taking teams into the foreign mission field.
It was so great to have her there to encourage me and just spend time together that I miss so much! Her son Christopher came too, and I can speak for everyone when I say he's a laugh and a half, not to mention a total sweetheart.

It's really amazing to see how life goes round.
One thing I heard from God today is how to write my story. We talked in church about how each of us are writing the story of our lives. We were encouraged by 2 Timothy 4:5-7

"But you should keep a clear mind in every situation. Don't be afraid of suffering for the Lord. Work at telling others the Good News, and fully carry out the ministry God has given you.
As for me, my life has already been poured out as an offering to God. The time for my death is near. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful."

They pointed out that when judging a story, it's the ending that has the greatest effect.  Where is my ending headed?  What is the goal?  How I am writing my story? 
I felt God saying to me that I don't need to write my story.  I'm all the time trying to do that. 
Instead, I need to write His story with my life.

So, now, that is the goal. To write His story with my life.  To tell His story with my life. It's a challenge, and I'm sure I'll fail again and again, but my prayer is that He will continue to remind me, like He does with so many other things.


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