I awoke in the hotel room and slept in! I missed the 6:30AM Mass. :(. I decided to make the best of what had been given to me, and rested in the hotel room until check out time.
Scattered storms weaved across LA 1 throughout the day. I stopped at a truck stop for lunch and it started pouring! I thought about trying to find somewhere to stay in Labadieville. I put a call in to the church in town with no success. I decked the poncho and tarped the buggy, and headed north.
I made my way to St. Annes, a church I found on the map.
5 minutes of seven, people were trickling into the church. I put on my cleanest shirt and entered within.
The place was packed! Fr. Robert was leading the church in song. I wondered what I had stumbled upon.
Turns out, it was a healing Mass, and it was about to start! I joined everyone in prayer.
After Mass and the service, I spoke with the pastor, Fr. Paul, seeking permission to stay on the property through the night. He gave me permission!
I met John. He is part of the healing ministry. He invited me over to the parish hall for a meal. The healing ministry was all there enjoying a late night dinner! I met many friends: Carolyn and Steve, Jessica, Russell, Jo, Darla, and many others!
Everyone was so nice and welcoming. The bread pudding was great! John and Jo invited me to stay at their house! It was so overwhelming in a good way. We left the buggy at St. Annes and headed back to their house.
I fell asleep shortly after midnight on a cot in their prayer room. I fell asleep at peace.