Thanks for the e-mail. I can’t believe more than 10 weeks have passed since I left home to embark on this marvelous and amazing work of God.
This week has been rough. I got into a huge fight with my companion, but don’t worry, everything is settled now. I think it was a very growing experience for both of us. “It does not matter who is right, but what is right.” I just have to think that what I do is in accordance to the Lord’s standards and I am not authorized to lower them down to please other people. One of the challenges I found in my mission is that you have the chance to meet and live with other people from different background and upbringing, and sometimes you just clash because it’s chaotic all over again.
Personal peace is very important to be receptive to the Spirit. Divine light does not develop in drastic places and in haste words. I am reminded of the hymn very close to me:
Where can I turn for peace?
Where, when my aching grows,
Sometimes I encounter plenty of distractions in my mission. Distraction so great that it wavers the progress of missionary work. Sometimes I find myself uncomfortable in every situation I am put in. But God will never be contented to see us in our comfort zones. He will find a way to push us, to grow, to take a step forward for our eternal progression.
Sleepless nights. No appetite. Empty gazes to the window. Busy streets and traffic lights. Somehow the world is too busy to pause for a moment and look inward, to know if we are still have true happiness within ourselves.
Philippines San Pablo Mission