Back at Big Woods

What an incredible two weeks we had in Louisiana.  Coming back has made us realize just how important community is for us.  We arrived the day of Mission Formation.  Every Wednesday, friends in the area come for mass or praise and worship,  fellowship and reports from FMC missionaries. 

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John Paul leading praise and worship

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Frank, Gennie, and Joseph Summers

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Over the next week we enjoyed being all together before everyone left for the holidays.

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back porch at the Big House

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We spent one morning at the Nursing home visiting and singing

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Our friend visiting from St. Lucia led songs with Esther

Mark’s Birthday

What a blessed day for Mark.  This morning, Monsignor (our priest visiting  from St. Lucia) offered the intentions of mass for Mark and afterward gave him a blessing for the his next year of his life. Then by chance we (the missionaries on base) received free tickets to Acadian village. So we all met together for pizza and birthday cake

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And a couple of pictures from the Village.  At night everything is covered with Christmas lights.

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A Blacksmith comes and gives demonstrations

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