Tuesday would be our final full day in Texcoco. We are looking forward to getting home but our hearts are obviously heavy for what we have seen and experienced here. Bags are being packed, as we get ready for our last day. Today’s adventure would be a trip to the Marketplace to shop for those things that “we really don’t need but have to buy”. Indeed it is time to go and buy our souvenirs. We travelled to the marketplace by car, then bus, then subway. We got to experience all aspects of Mexico City travel. We were told to be very careful on the subway. In fact we created a circle around the girls so they would not be hassled. We spent around 2-3 hours in the marketplace shopping. Karen and I found two ponchos that we just had to have from Mexico. One is a Steelers poncho and the other is a Raven’s one. LOL! We got some other things as a reminder of our first mission trip together. In the evening we heard Adrian’s personal testimony as well as his role with Southern Mexico Missions. We closed out the evening meeting by praying over Adrian, Lula, Justin and Tracy. Most of us went into town afterwards for a late night dinner. Upon our return we found electric had gone out. This would last until sometime after we headed back to the United States. We showered and cleaned up the best we could. Thank goodness for the flashlight app on my Smartphone.
Wednesday was our last breakfast with our hosts. We were on the road and to the airport shortly after 10am. We got to the airport with two hours to go. Checked in and we gave our final goodbyes and hugs to Adrian and Lula. It is really hard to imagine that just ten days ago we did not even know them. Now they are special friends and their ministry will be in our prayers. We leave a part of our hearts back in Mexico. We got into Dallas Fort Worth a little early so we ended up waiting for our gate. Then it took close to two hours to get through customs and immigration. As I write this we are heading east to Baltimore. The journey is ending but the memories and friendships will remain. Karen and I were blessed to go to Mexico with a great team! I hope that many trips like this will continue with our church and I am praying that this will happen. I am not sure if we will return next year as we are planning to return to Honduras for Jeyelly’s birthday celebration however I do know that God willing we will return back sometime in the future so serve again!