We were privileged to attend the "despedida" (farewell) of some of our favorite missionaries with whom we've worked this past year. We began our adventure with breakfast at Mis Viejo Ranchito which is a quaint restaurant close to the Masaya Volcano.
Pictures with our missionaries, the President and Sister Poncio with their daughter Yoslin. We were at La Catarina which is a small, old, beautiful town overlooking Laguna Apoyo (volcano crater), the city of Granada, and Lake Nicaragua.
We got a little crazy with the president...I don't know how to act my own age which is a good thing.
We had lunch at a nice hotel in Granada where the missionaries were able to bear their final testimony as a missionary and receive their certificate of honorable release. It was a phenomenal experience to spend the day with them and hear their powerful testimonies. We will always cherish the experiences we had with them sharing the gospel. They all hold a special place in our hearts.
On the way home we passed the Masaya Volcano which was really smoking.
We had a special birthday lunch for Elder Hughes who is Elder Mower's new zone leader companion in the Estelí zone. Thanks to Elder Hughs' mom for sending the birthday decorations. We look forward to working with them both.