What does it mean for me to be a missionary in East Timor then and now? Being a missionary to East Timor was a dream for me then, to help the suffering Timorese during the Indonesian time. A dream which was realized. The time I arrived in East Timor was a time when the young people especially males were being persecuted by the Indonesian military, a difficult time for them
When COVID-19 entered the world, it has amassed put everyone’s life in danger. There are thousands and thousands of cases that World Health Organization reported daily. What is even more fearful that even on this eighth month there is no medicine nor vaccine assured, or that is confirmed as a discovered cure. There are only precautionary measures and protocols to follow in keeping us safe. I am anxious especially with
The missionary sending emanates from a faith act and trust in God and conducts the human desire of supporting others in “something.” This “something” takes us to the coasts and mountains in an adventure and an unexpected experience that will remain in the heart forever. As missionaries, we are ready to listen to and to look with our eyes wide open our surroundings. We are available for going and
“When the Lord closes a door, He opens windows.” There are many things that the “lockdown and quarantine times” crafted and reinvented our lives with. It was a long stay then, for the three of us from the South, meant only for a quick and important reason in going to Manila. Yet, we were caught up with quarantine lockdown and made us stay more days, into weeks, months and eventually
The year ending 2019 was a year of thanksgiving to God. Lots of blessings had been received from Him in various ways, such as: success in our work, difficulties overcome trust in Him is graced in times least expected. We are confident that God is journeying with us, challenges to live a life with full vigor and enthusiasm in our mission, to share love and life especially for those who have
And you were gone No byes, no farewells, no lingering looks Before even we realized you were gone You as if seemed to be in haste. Your warm smile Your encouraging words Your impatience, your eagerness Sorely now we miss as days pass. To God we prayed to take away your suffering He answered rather and took you away from all sufferings. God, we believe, whatever He does, does best
LOCKED DOWN OF THE MARKETS & VARIOUS FACILITIES; BUT NOT OF HUMAN LIFE AND THEIR BASIC NEEDS (a personal reflection).
INTUTION FOR PREPAREDNESS: Hearing about a new Virus “Corona” from January 2020 tried to learn something about it . When 19th March a “Janata Curfew” was announced by the Prime Minister on behalf of the same, somehow I felt it is something to take seriously and I was inspired to give information to the Children and staff in our Centre. During the class on the 18th of March collected all
Introduction Texts, Internet, social networks are “gift of God” if used wisely – Pope Francis “Emails, text messages, social networks and chats can also be fully human forms of communication. Social networks can facilitate relationships and promote the good of society, but they can also lead to further polarization and division between individuals and groups.” said the Pope Francis in his message on the World Day of Communications in 2016.
Behind the mask is a patient in fear, unsure what will happen after being brought here.Behind the mask is someone special who, was born for this moment to take care of you.Behind the mask is someone’s son or daughter, guiding you through these unchartered waters.Behind the mask, someone comes to you in prayer, full of mission and faith, guiding your care.Behind the mask, someone is leading the way, planning and
The intention of the Holy Father Pope Francis for the month of March was to pray that the Church in China may persevere in its faithfulness to the Gospel and grow in unity. This statement is printed in the 2020 calendar at least six months in advance. The Holy Pope might have been inspired or he sensed of the calamity that was going to take place in China. Similar calamities