I really enjoyed my time in Thailand – ‘the country of the smile’.
After a time of retreat in Chiang Mai, I arrived in Ranong with a big desire to share and show the love of God among the Burmese Migrants.
My time with Marist Mission Ranong made me feel that I really needed to do something. I need to share all that I have and the gifts that I have.
One of the biggest parts of my journey as a Marist volunteer with Marist Mission Ranong was the time I spent in the refugee camps.
Being with the people there, and especially the young people, my soul asked me to be
- deeply involved with the poor
- those that do not have a voice
- those that do not have freedom.
Only with freedom can people really have a voice. And only with a voice they can have a dream to continue their lives.
I realised I could help these people with my voice and my freedom! And I hope I can do this deeply in the future.
This experience of service and love in Thailand with Marist Mission Ranong has encouraged me as I choose to make my final profession as a Marist. Thanks to the community and team at Marist Mission Ranong!