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Sunday, February 22, 2009

By Bonnie Black
Two large buses headed out this morning for the Granada boat tour at 7:30am. Only one person had signed up for the volcano, and they were ok with going on the boat tour. Eight others had chosen not to take the tour and most of them attended Mass at 9am.

After Mass, the van brought those 5 people to lunch and then to the market. Two stayed behind and visited their sponsor families.

Sister had mentioned that each June there is a Bazaar at St. Peter’s where we auction off artifacts, art, etc. She suggested that if anyone saw something that they wanted to buy at the market on Sunday to donate to the auction, they were encouraged to do so – but, to be careful about breakable items.

The boat tour group also went to the market at the end of the day with everyone being back at Nino in time for our last ‘native’ dinner at 4:30pm. Then it was a “scramble” to get packed and ready, try to sleep and then get up, and leave the compound at 4:15am on the big yellow bus heading to the airport.

And, so, Mission 31 comes to an end here in Nicaragua. But, as we have been told since our first group meeting last Fall, our mission begins when we set foot on terra firma back in Plattsburgh. The group should be back at Seton around midnight Monday, if all connections go well. See you all soon!

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