I'm leaving in 15 minutes (probably 45 Latin time) for an overnight retreat with Sierra and the girls in her Bible study. There are 4 of them between 19 and 26, 2 single, 1 a single mom, 1 married with 2 kids. The kids are staying home, which is fairly remarkable in this culture I think. I know all these women, but I think at this point they know me more as an idea than a person. I'm a young female missionary. I hope that on this trip I get to know them better and get to actually enjoy my time with them. And I hope also that somehow I can be a gift to them. Their lives are not easy, and I get the impression that they could use some love. I don't have much on my own, but I'm praying I can be an open passageway for the love of God.