Time until we are in Honduras: 13 hours, 50 minutes
What a gorgeous Send-Off ceremony Seivert put on this afternoon! Everyone who was there had to get some sense of the importance of our mission - bringing clean water to the village of La Florida. Sara sang beautifully. Watching the kindergarten group carry in the cross and the senior and junior students bringing in the rest of those bags and placing them around the cross was quite touching to me. In fact, I was so entranced by what was happening in the moment, that I forgot I was to start the group moving our bags inward to the cross. It was just a super beginning to our mission.
We've have since loaded the bags onto the trailer and ridden the bus to Omaha. We ate supper at the Golden Corral, eating American for the last time until our return to the States.
After returning to the hotel, Seivert had a meeting to go over all the last-minute details of our trip. There are so many things to remember, but we always seem to pull it off. The students have been polite and attentive. I look forward to working with them over the next ten days.
We all have 3 a.m. wake-up calls. That call is going to come very soon. We'll be at the airport by 4 and in the air by 6. (Aaron is watching to make sure I make no errors.) Hopefully, there will be someplace I can blog tomorrow, but if not, a call to Seivert will have to suffice. He will carry on the blog for us.
Please keep all of us in your prayers.