Thursday, November 18, 2010

Goodbye Cartagena

William was transferred this week. With only two more transfers left in his mission and the last one being his transfer to Texas, most likely Monteria will be is last area. I looked up the city on our map of Colombia and have to admit that I wasn't thrilled with what I saw. I haven't worried about William's safety while he has been in Colombia...he's been fortunate to serve mainly in the coastal areas where there are a fair amount of tourists. Monteria is a more interior region...Grant asked if William was near the "forest". It's no secret that the jungles of Colombia are the problem areas. He is equal distance from both the mission home in Barranquilla and Medellin (the once infamous drug capitol of Colombia). Nevertheless, I am certain that William will continue to be kept safe. He has spent much of the past several months with only Latins so serving with a gringo will be a change of pace for him. He mentioned to Christine that he was going to an area "where the sun always shines and it's HOT". Sounds like heaven to me :) We are counting the days until we see our Sweet William again...83 to be exact!