Fr. Effener made rest and shopping stops in St. Marc and took the team to meet his parents at their home in Gonaives.
Everyone enjoyed the daylight drive through the many small towns on market day and were a little awestruck as they entered the gates of St. Anne's.
Evette, the same cook that prepared meals for last year's travel team, greeted them as she was busy making a light supper for everyone.
It's a gorgeous breezy evening and the church grounds are brightly lit. Fr. Effener is already busy hearing confessions as the community prepares for tomorrow's 8 am Sunday mass.
After warm greetings by so many of our friends from prior years, our travelers are walking the beautiful grounds feeling happy but very tired. Tomorrow they will attend 8 am Sunday mass and begin to meet parents, teachers, and many of the eager students.
They deserve lots of rest tonight as their 8 pm arrival at St. Anne's was a 16 hour journey from Nativity's parking lot at 4 am this morning.
We pray that the travel team gets a good night of sleep to help prepare them for the important work they will do this week.