The family of Fr.

John

Fr. John getting ready for the motorcade to his parish

The motorcade is led by a police escort paid by the parish

The parish church of Fr. John in Waiklibang

The reception of the people on the streets going to Fr. John’s village

One of the young villagers who was happy to see Fr. John

Preparing to ride the boat to the island of Basira, Fr. Johns home village a hour boat ride

At the front is island where we are going

The party that welcomes us at the island of Basira mostly cousins of Fr. John

The makeshift port of Basira

The passengers being ferried to the beach from the big boat

The village of Fr. John

The village people waiting for the arrival of Fr. John

The ceremonial entry of fr. John and me to the village while the elders of the village performs the ceremonial chants

Fr. John cutting the ceremonial ribbon that will give us access to the village

Pre-schooler’s performing the tribal war dance in honor of the new priest and visitor

The choir practicing before the adoration as a welcome sacred ceremony

The solemn exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament led by Fr. John

The chapel built for the Thanksgiving ceremony of Fr. John Koten

The village people busy preparing the food for the feast

The road to the house of Fr. John Besi Koten, a Barnabite

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