EAO Good Night Talk (48)
Indonesia – Sumba Island
March 1, 2018
How do you whisper the Gospel?
Dear Friends and Salesian Family members,
Receive my heartfelt greetings from one beautiful island of Sumba! This is the last of 7 SDB communities of Indonesia Delegation, very promising presence composed of the prenovitiate, vocation training center and junior high school, where you can really experience the Valdocco of Indonesia! Greetings from the 10 Salesians and eight prenovices of Sumba mission frontier!
As you already (probably) know, this year the whole EAO Salesian Family has a special chance to deepen our missionary spirit thanks to the Salesian Mission Day 2018 by ‘Whispering the Gospel’. This year focus is on the initial proclamation of Jesus in Asia, especially in the context of vocation training centers. This year we learn how to accompany the whisper through our life witness and education accompaniment our love for Jesus to the soul of our young people!
As for past 30 years (1988-2018), we have available also this year four attractive missionary video stories (Laos, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Nepal), one inspiring animation booklet (44 pages), beautiful poster and the following short prayer for this Salesian Mission Day!
Almighty God, Maker of heaven and earth,
who revealed Yourself to Elijah
neither in the violent wind, nor in the earthquake, nor in the fire,
but in the whisper of a gentle breeze;
Make us docile to the whispering of the Spirit
to announce the heart of the Gospel
to the heart of the Asian continent.
May the harmonious and joyful sound
of an education that leads to employment
dignify the lives of our young people
and lead them to an encounter with Jesus,
the Carpenter of Nazareth. Amen.
How are you whispering today the Gospel to the young people? Don’t’ miss the chance to learn, how to witness and whisper the Gospel as true son or daughter of Don Bosco!
Yours in Don Bosco,
Fr. Václav Klement, SDB
EAO Regional councillor