I met Mayra at my first summer camp because she was my team leader. She was not a candidate yet. I thought she was really nice right from the start. She was very happy and got along with you because of her simplicity, youthfulness, joy and enthusiasm. From the start I liked to be with her. I was 16 at the time. I wasn’t familiar with the Home of the Mother yet, and the fact that she was my team leader helped a lot. When Mayra saw that the team was having problems, she never got angry when she had to correct us, but instead did everything with a lot of joy and at the same time with firmness. She corrected you, but her correction helped you a lot.
Because Mayra was from Chone, I only saw her when she came to the Home’s activities when Chone and Playa Prieta got together. I remember that she was always easy to get along with. I loved her a lot from the very beginning. In a get-together during the Carnival [Break], they put us in the same group. It was very beautiful. I always wanted to be with her and learned a lot from her. She could be feeling very bad, very bad [spiritually], but she never showed it. Even though she might have been feeling badly because of [her struggles with] her vocation and not responding to it, she would always help you with so much joy if she noticed that you were not doing well, and would encourage you a lot.