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Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

By Bonnie Black
Although most of Mission #29 were in the air today traveling back to you, the A Team of Marty Mannix, Bill Calmbacher, Beverly Gogola, Darcie Black, Kasey Garrand, Bonnie Black and Oscar Flores were still on the ground closing Nicasa and delivering many of our goods.

Most of the IV sprockets that had been stored at Carlos’ were delivered to Bertha Calderone Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Managua and the optical supplies and the rest of the sprockets and lancets were taken to MINSA’s Central Ophthlamological Center in Managua. Our Lady of Guadalupe received the balance of their donations and we returned the rented van to the airport.

By Bonnie Black
Although most of Mission #29 were in the air today traveling back to you, the A Team of Marty Mannix, Bill Calmbacher, Beverly Gogola, Darcie Black, Kasey Garrand, Bonnie Black and Oscar Flores were still on the ground closing Nicasa and delivering many of our goods.

Most of the IV sprockets that had been stored at Carlos’ were delivered to Bertha Calderone Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Managua and the optical supplies and the rest of the sprockets and lancets were taken to MINSA’s Central Ophthlamological Center in Managua. Our Lady of Guadalupe received the balance of their donations and we returned the rented van to the airport.

Sister Theresita from El Crucero Orphanage was still experiencing truck problems and was not able to pick up the large load of goods we have here at Nicasa for both the main orphanage and the baby orphanage. She hopes to make it to Caritas tomorrow as well as here in order to obtain all of the wonderful donations we have brought for the children.

A pictorial inventory was done of the supplies our group loaded into Carlos’ on Saturday: sports equipment, toys, bedding, clothing, chairs and tables for distribution in the future.

Meanwhile, during the distribution of the above, the other 5 were working through stripping Nicasa down to how we find it each time. With the efforts of the full group the day before, it made today easier – especially before the torrential afternoon rain which lasted quite a while, bringing to a close our activities in all but the kitchen area.

There is a bit more to do before the inventory is entered into the database tomorrow morning and, we hope, to be done by early afternoon, allowing for a dinner out – as we will have shut down the kitchen!

A Team will be returning quite early Thursday morning to the airport and spend close to 22 hours (if all connections go well) traveling back to Burlington. See you all soon!

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