Posted by: vftmom247 | 2012/03/15

A missionary in Germany? Really?

There are a lot of people who have asked “Why a missionary?  Why Germany?

Let me take these in reverse order.  Germany is about the least “foreign” foreign country my family could possibly go to.  It is fair to say that Germany is in grave spiritual danger.  People don’t go to Mass or Reconciliation as much.  If they do go, they may not believe in the meaning of the sacraments any more.  This genuinely hurts my heart.  Not so much because the sacraments are getting disregarded, though that is part of it.  But it honestly tears at me more that German teens just don’t know the comfort of Adoration or the joy of receiving Jesus.  The utter relief of being able to lay everything – good, bad, ugly – at God’s feet in prayer.  I want to be a part of gradually sharing this.

Which brings me to – why a missionary?  I love God.  I need Jesus in my life, depend on the Holy Spirit, and trust in all three.  I want others to have that same trust.  I feel called by God to love as He does (or try to), to comfort those in distress, and to share the marvelous things unfolding in my life through God.  You have to know Jesus to know God.  I am a teacher – voila  – I want to teach these things.  It’s just the right thing to do.

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