So I began my mission months ago in Valencia, which is the most southern part of our mission, and am now being asked to serve as an STL in the most northern part of our mission. Tuesday, I took a 12-hour train ride from Valencia to Bilbao (pronounced bilb-ow). I thought I was going to pass out all day, I was so tired, but it was worth the trip. People kept telling me how pretty the north was, and it is GORGEOUS! I am here now with Hermana Mendez, and she is just precious! President Pace was right though … this is going to take a lot of faith and hard work from me, but I´m am so excited for the challenge and ready to get started with the work; it’s going to be great!