Stories from the Ground
Wife, Mom, Missionary
I woke up just before the dawn’s early light, and saw a message from my good friend, Bai Linda Eman, reminding me that it was the start of Ramadhan for our Muslim brethren. This could not have been more special as it also coincides with the commemoration of the anniversary of St. Ignatius of Loyola, father of the Jesuits and the person behind the famous Prayer for Generosity, which has guided generations of missionaries like me.
It is indeed a special time, especially as I look back at the GK Peace Conference in Butuan last weekend. It marked the seventh year anniversary since that historic caravan of courage to Datu Paglas, when brothers and sisters from all over Mindanao broke barriers and came together to form what we now call the Highway of Peace, a string of GK communities strategically located in former conflict areas and war zones.