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.
John Paul leading praise and worship
Frank, Gennie, and Joseph Summers
Over the next week we enjoyed being all together before everyone left for the holidays.
back porch at the Big House
We spent one morning at the Nursing home visiting and singing
Our friend visiting from St. Lucia led songs with Esther
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
And a couple of pictures from the Village. At night everything is covered with Christmas lights.
A Blacksmith comes and gives demonstrations
16 pairs of shoes lined the hallway
Little Alvarez boys
Isaac checking out what is inside his shoe
Each of the kids received Christmas stockings. This is the 10 girls.
For St. Nicks every year we eat pineapple, egg casserole and fried potatoes.
Waiting for prayers
Woohoo time to eat!