I went out to several places today. One of the places was a little Christian bookshop ... I did not even know it was there! "Librería Emmanuel", 2702 Market ST, (956.508.7209); it is run by a short elderly lady "Hermana Ayala".
She has had it going since 1990. Basically, she had her garage converted into a room. So she brought in some shelves and counters and what not, and she finished with a little store. I am amazed she is not even on the digital grid, yet people still know about her and buy from her. Her best products are Bibles; she has some good ones in stock. Her little Spanish Christian bookstore left me with a greater impact than two others I visited this week ... plus the one I work at! I could sense it in the air that she is proud of her bookshop and she tends to it with a cheerful heart. God bless this Sister in Christ Jesus!
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Update: "Hermana Ayala" passed away in the late fall season of 2017. She stayed true and faithful to the bookshop as long as she could do so. Her son helped manage it to the end. Thereafter, it was closed down. My she rest in peace with our Lord Christ Jesus, we need more people like here in Laredo, TX.
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