Mississippi Moments

Monday, June 26, 2006

The Jonestown Jericho experience...we meet at the corner by Benny Brown's store at 7am each morning and we pray. Then we walk around the long block, praying and greeting anyone still up or getting up at that time of day. Mr. Burnett, one of the pillars in the community was laughing this morning, saying that the last time he marched like this, he got "whupped" by the police and he was glad we didn't have to worry about that on such a fine day such as this! There was a bit of a bonfire on the sidewalk and Sr. Teresa said not to worry. Mr. Frank likes to clean up up the community and he burns garbage every morning, including Sundays. Tomorrow when we walk, we are to bring holy oil to anoint the buildings as we go by...

A lovely Sunday dinner at the yellow SNJM house with all the sisters. Some of the sisters and volunteers are moving on to other places and ministries. It was a touching, warm evening but with a hint of sadness. They have been together here in Jonestown for 24 years and that all changed today. Now it will be Sr. Teresa and Sr. Kay.

We took the little ones up to swim in Tunica to swim this morning but the pool was closed because someone had thrown up in it. Bummer! We ended up going to play at one of the parks in Tunica (N.B. There are lovely, clean parks and there are NO property taxes in Tunica or car tag fees either-brought to you courtesy of the casinos!)and havin g Miz Sr. Teresa treating the kids to MACdonalds. Had a quick Science lesson
with the older children when we came back to the Learning Center. Off to soccer, cheer, basketball, and adult fitness class later this evening. I can't quite get into the swing of today...maybe tomorrow...

2 Comments:

  • At 9:29 PM, Blogger Mark said…

    Oh my precious Sister. Thank you for the work that you do and the miracle that you are. Keep spreadin' the erl on them bildins. XO

     
  • At 10:41 AM, Blogger MihErn said…

    Will do, mon frere!

     

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