I have been changed from the experience in Madagascar.
As a seminarian, I have looked for what kind of priestly image I want to have some day. Now I see more clearly that I have been called to be a light and salt in the world. There have been many ways to do this, for instance, working in the third world, volunteering to the non-profit organization, and so on. Yet, after my experience in Madagascar, I have realized what I can do in my place. I can promote global solidarity by selling Work of Human Hands, Divine Chocolate, and Fair Trade Coffee. That is not all I can do. I can engage a parish speaking or presentation.
Next month, all seminarians at St. Mary Seminary are going to have a vocation talk at a parish in the diocese of Cleveland. I will definitely speak of my change and vision of the Gospel value from my experience of CRS Fellow Program and invite young people not to be afraid to follow the way of Christ.And I have prepared writing an article in the newspaper called “Catholic Times” which is a national Catholic newspaper for the Koreans in United States. I am supposed to write 7 series of article about my experience in Madagascar. I sent many pictures with my first two articles. They said that first article will be on Oct. 9th.
This is a first small step. But this step won’t stop as long as I am called Christian!
Since I came back to United States, I have really enjoyed the new relationship with the people whom I met in Madagascar. I have been connected with a Missionary sister, a Missionary brother, a woman waiting for giving a birth to 10th boy, CRS officers in Madagascar. It has been such a great blessing! I really thank you CRS and its great workers for letting us have this great experience.
I think many seminarians at St. Mary seminary in Cleveland are already waiting for the next visitation from CRS Global Follows. I know that Mikaele will bring another wonderful and creative chance to let us experience the world of God. God bless those who work for peace and justice!
Global Fellows Member