Our team of four left St Johns UMC late afternoon on Tuesday and traveled through Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York and on into New Jersey. The traffic jams we expected from rush hour never materialized and apparently we drove around the heavy rains that soaked the NH seacoast that evening and into Wednesday.

We arrived at our host church, Old First UMC in West Long Branch NJ, and were greeted by Peter and Diane. They gave us a quick orientation and got everyone settled for a well deserved night of rest.

All of the team were looking forward to our first full day of work on Wednesday.