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Four members of FMS Class XXV departed for mission in Bolivia on January 5, 2010. Nora Pfeiffer, Clare Lassiter, Joel Vaughn, and Lynn Myrick flew to Miami, and then to La Paz, arriving early in the morning of January 6. From there they flew to Cochabamba, where they will be attending Maryknoll Language School for the next several months before moving on to their mission sites.

We’re going to miss them; their joyful presence has been a constant inspiration, and we know it will serve them well as they serve others. Please pray for them and check up on them often via their blogs.
The Missioners and their well-wishers at the airport:

The Missioners with FMS staff:
Clare Lassiter was excited:

Joel Vaughn had been up all night packing, but was also excited:

Professor Lynn Myrick couldn’t resist a literary reference:

…and I forgot to get an interview with Nora.

The admonition for this picture was “Be Franciscan!”:

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