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Friday, April 6, 2012

Stations of the Cross

We let everyone sleep in a little today to give them a break. However, by the time the students get home, parents, they should  be pretty used to 5:30 - 6 a.m. wake-up calls.  Breakfast was scrambled eggs, refried beans, bananas, and cereal today.

At 8:45 we headed for church and the beginning of the Stations of the Cross. It's difficult to describe what we witnessed this morning. I'd say it's as close to the real thing without actually being real. We watched Pilate ask the crowd to release Jesus, Jesus being whipped (complete with fake blood), walking the complete path all over Esquias, actually falling on the pavement while carrying the cross. all the other actors participating, wailing by the women, and nailing in the cross. The last few Stations took place in the rock quarry with the stripping his clothes, nailing to the cross, dying (with him speaking to God), taking him from the cross, and they even had a burial spot in the gravel with a cross made of rocks and a tomb cover made to look like various sizes of rocks. It lasted just over 3 hours and the heat took a toll on all of us. AND, we still had to walk back to the compound from the edge of town.

At this time we are awaiting our lunch. We'll have a little more church this afternoon with veneration of the cross at 3. The rest of the day is to be spent in reflection, laundry, visiting, prayer, and rest.

I am requesting that today's student blogs begin by stating why they're glad they came to Honduras. These will be the final student blogs for this group. We'll see all of you at the Omaha Airport on Sunday, I expect.

Mya, I heard you kept Seivert busy for a while. Good for you! I can hardly wait to see you when I return on the 15th. Jay and Miranda, it would be nice to get one message from you with information on Paige.

10 comments:

  1. Ali, I am glad you had a good time shopping! I have your graduation invites done and even went and ordered your prom flowers! Calla and Emma are wondering what you got them, they hope something cool! Josie is upstairs raiding your closet again! I got to talk to Katie last night! She is VERY happy to be back in San Diego. I am sure she wants to hear all about your trip! I hope you have taken lots of pictures! I bought you some Dove chocolate for the ride home from the airport. You have to let me know if you want anything else.
    Love you! Mom

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  2. It sounds like a powerful day already this morning. I can only imagine.
    Joe we are very excited to see you Sunday.
    Dad went over to work on the house with Grandpa, I am baking Easter cookies(crosses, eggs and bunnies) to decorate, Chris and Madeline went with Rhonda to plant potatoes, and Jacob, David and Sarah are playing Bey blades-- haven't had those out in a while:) If you think of it could you pick up a rock or two for Grandma B? She likes rocks.
    Be safe and have a great next couple of days
    Love and miss you!
    Mom

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  3. Hi Lauren, can't wait to see you!! Since you will only be blogging once more before you come home please tell me if you would like me to bring you anything you have really missed along with me. I'm not sure if stores or restaurants will be open and it's a two hour ride home. Hope you had a great time and enjoyed all the new experiences. We will be waiting for you at the airport. Love ya!! Mom

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  4. Carolyn- Mya was Seiverts little buddy for a few minutes yesterday :) she got a hair cut today so she can now see again:) Fabio has been busy playing living room soccer with Nate and Collin. They spent a few nights at our house the last couple of days. Hope you are having fun and we can't wait to see you next week!

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  5. Britt- I cleaned your room today so Adri can sleep there. I took all the clothes that wouldn't fit in the closet or dresser to Goodwill. Don't worry, most of it was just the stuff you piled on the futon. JK (I did clean your room for her though.) Love you. See you Sunday.
    Mom

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  6. Megan - Guess what i'm doing right now? coloring eggs by myself:( this is a first in over 18 years - Your room will be ready for you on Sunday night! So remind me as to what you want me to bring again - I've have three things - and one has been charged:) any food you want me to bring?
    Enjoy the rest of the Easter celebration; it sounds pretty awesome so far.
    Take care and see you in a couple of days!!
    Love and Miss you!
    Mom

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  7. Lauren, sounds like you had a great day. Hope you took pictures. See you Sunday. Safe travels.
    Dad.

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  8. Joe and Chad - The Stations today sounded very meaningful. You will think of this mission trip every Easter for the rest of your life! We look forward to your final blog and meeting you at the airport in two days! Can't wait for all your stories. Miss ya.
    Love, mom and dad

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  9. Hi Austin,
    Well I bet you enjoyed sleeping in a little bit this morning. I suppose by the time you get home you will never eat refried beans or tortillas again, right? Hope you had a very memorable Good Friday. Cant wait to hear all the details. Hope your able to still take lots of pictures. Tyler and Dad cut trees down in the fencelines tonight. Dont worry, Tyler says he left some for you to cut down and haul away too. I havent seen your blog tonight yet so let me know if there is anything special I can bring Sunday..Besides the phone.

    See ya at the airport
    Mom

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