Looking at the photos of the mission it is difficult to imagine how the Sacrament of Penance can take place under a tree, or the Holy Mass in a church made of grass and clay. But that is our daily pastoral. At the beginning of my missionary work in Africa it bothered me slightly but now after 25 years I don't pay attention to it anymore. What is more important is the ability to trust people and get them involved in evangelism. What they appreciate in us is our opennes, joyfullness and the willingness to be with and live like them.
In the life of a missionary, as in the life of every human being there is always something happening. On this website and especially on my blog, you can follow my daily missionary happenings. I worked for three years in the deep bush, where now is the end of the nineteenth century. 90 km further is where the twentieth century begins, and after further 150 km, you can experience something from the twenty-first century. Working in three different worlds earned me a holiday but the three-month rest quickly came to an end. It is true that my face has changed greatly, because the beard was gone, but was replaced by some gray hair on my head. So some did not recognise me when I came back. However, later the joy was even greater.