I realised soon after that their underlying problem was not the lack of material things. It was a matter of love. I knew that my stay in Philippines to serve the poorest of the poor has to be for life.
The significance of my participation in ACTS’ mission trips goes beyond helping others, evangelising and sharing the love of God. Those overseas missions changed my life because it introduced me to the Salesian Sisters and played a key role in leading me to discover God’s call.
My dream is for these people to one day return to their own country with dignity and identity. I dream that there will no longer be any religious discrimination or discrimination between rich and poor – where each person will be respected, regardless of whether he is a businessman or fisherman, and live in a family of love.
I was given an image of two different cars – one representing Marriage and the other, Priesthood. It was clear that both cars would lead me on a blessed journey and an awesome ride, yet I could only choose one.
*Linda’s husband passed on six years ago after contracting HIV, leaving her and their son behind. Unfortunately, she discovered that she had also contracted HIV from him. Linda had promised her husband that she [...]
The sisters in the community, as well as those whom I meet or see on the streets are not objects of men’s desire, but they too are God’s creation, made in the Almighty’s image and likeness. As a brother, I am invited to honor the dignity and the person as a sister.