PIC: With some students of St. Edmund’s Higher Secondary School
The Brothers from the East Africa District arrived in Shillong last night. What a joy to have an African presence for the OP. They were in good spirits except for Kelvin and Isaac who were complaining of feeling feverish. The following day, 22 April, we gathered to begin the process of getting to know one another. We also had a rehearsal for the Ceremony of Welcome which will take place tomorrow, Sunday, 23 April. While this was going on, Kelvin and Isaac went to Nazareth Hospital. We hope they recover from their illnesses, the exact nature of which is yet to be determined.
Following the rehearsal, some of the Brothers from India acted as guides to the Brothers from Africa to see downtown Shillong.
In the afternoon, the St. Edmund’s welcomed the OP group to visit the campus and to be entertained by Khasi and Arunachal traditional dancers. The dancers were pupils of year 12 and we thank Tommy Samuel for arranging this cultural event. Abundant refreshments were available later thanks to Lenny Lobo’s generosity.