We've officially been out of our home in Alabama for one week. We arrived in south Texas on Wednesday and have been running around checking things off "the list" ever since. We did get to spend two days in Mexico so far, so that our family members who came with us to help us move could either see it for the first time or visit once again. Wade's mother hadn't been in about 5 years and it was such a blessing to see her reunite with the not-so little girl that she connected with on her first trip.

We of course also made sure to see our mama Sylvia, who of course cooked us all a terrific meal. Her husband's pollo asada is better than any restaurant meal I've ever had. I must get him to relinquish the recipe.

It's been a week of ups and downs, that much is certain. And tiring. Wow has it been tiring! But, we're pretty much done with the tedious to-do's and are now sitting down and relaxing (as I attempt to write up a few posts to schedule for the week). Wade is following a job lead and we hope to have a work schedule soon so that we will be able to get into a rhythm.

Oh! and we have a mailing address! If you would like to send letters or packages to us or to anyone on the canal, you can do so at this address:

Kerrie Williams
PO Box 1973
Pharr, TX 78577

Here are some lessons I'm already learning as a missionary:
1. Pride = out the window. Or at least it will be. Already I've had to just deal with the fact that I was re-wearing dirty, sweaty clothes... to CHURCH. Oh well.
2. Lice treatments will most likely be a weekly thing. Twice I've been warned of children who have it, after I hugged on them all day. The hugs aren't going to be stopping, so it looks like the lice treatments are my answer to that predicament.
3. I'm going to have to make a plan, daily. Oh, and it will need to be realllly flexible. My small moleskin notebook is my new best friend.
4. God is the ultimate provider. He provided us a PO Box when the postal worker was telling us all of the reasons we wouldn't be able to get one, and he has given us a home to stay in both in the US and in Mexico for the next few months as we settle in, and we trust that He will provide the next place for us too. Oh, and did I mention it was free? God is so good. Plus, He used others to introduce Wade to a man who owes several pharmacies and just so happens to be looking for a pharmacist with an active Alabama pharmacy license. I mean, come on, God. That's just showing off ;)

Many people have asked me to let them know of specific needs here in Mexico and I've already got a small list of them for you to look over. You can make donations to my paypal email address thewilliamspost{at}gmail{dot}com.

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