Family and friends gathered to see me open my mission call. Many of them made guesses about where I would be serving, but no one guessed Mexico! When I told my Grandma Velasquez that I was going to go on a mission, she said "Okay, that's okay mi ija, but just not to Mexico... I don't want you to go to Mexico because its not safe there anymore..." So, now I had to figure out a way to tell her that I would be going to Mexico! From all the research we've done, it sounds like Merida will be a very safe, wonderful place for me to be.