First off when i entered Intake (which is the formation that every missionary goes through) it was very tough for me and it was a real everything tester! It was an intense time, but a time for great growth, experiencing missions, and being purified.
The way missions has formed me as a man, and continues to form me is probably just the day-to-day stuff, the issues, sacrifices, people, weather, trips, public transportation, and the list goes on and on. The fight against the evil one on a daily basis, having my time with the LORD i have come to see is vital to my life on a daily basis without it i will FAIL! I have come to see how much i relied on material things and less on GOD, as compared to now i rely more and more on JESUS everyday, he is my food daily. Taking it day-by-day rather then thinking too much about the future, which i think is the most helpful thing i have decided to change in me!
Thinking of my call to missions i remember going to a come and see and being overwhelmed by all of the commitments that i was required to make, and obviously keep.
I hope whoever reads this thinks about joining FMC, it will change your life, and you will not regret it!
This is a call to all men everywhere, be radical and complete GOD's calling to be his servant fully!
JESUS told his disciples when he appeared to them in the upper room, peace be with you, and assured them that he was a human! GOD wants to send out humans to minister to his people! People with flaws, people that are broken, hypocrites!
Bring GOD your trials, your pain, hurt, and insecurities and answer when he calls you!
BE A MAN, answer the call you have in your life!
"Be not afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity. Put your nets down for a catch!"
Pope John Paul II