I have been living the missionary life for the past 12 years. Many times, I need to "die" to myself, face persecutions with humility of heart, and submit completely to the will of God. Being a missionary is not a perfect life. But no matter what, it is a life worth living. Today, World Mission Sunday, I honor all the missionaries around the world, who have selflessly devoted their life to spread the Good News about God, transform lives and inspire more people to strive to be living witnesses of God's unconditional love. Significantly, it is also an honor for me to witness a fellow Filipino and Missionary canonized to sainthood - Saint Pedro Calungsod. Reading more about his life, I am deeply inspired by his courage, loyalty, humility, and faith. A young boy, with so much of life ahead, committed to serve God in a foreign land. A choice, which not many young people his age would dare to make. But it was a choice that will change many lives forever.
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