Jul 4, 2018 | East Asia, Mission Alive, The Claretian Mission

I wish to serve the Amis Aboriginal Catholic group, encourage them to learn our own culture and language. I wish I could make God known to more children and young people and make them understand God’s love for each of them.”

Imag2978 2I am Dong Chong Wen (Cyril) from Amis Tribe of the eastern part of Taiwan. I am 18 and currently studying at the Fu Jen Catholic University Taipei. Since childhood, I longed to serve the church and her people. This came from the lots of love and care that I received from the Church since childhood. And I want to reciprocate it and give it back to the people who need it now.

As a young boy I saw the Claretian Missionaries coming to our home town and taking care of the pastoral needs of the faithful, especially of our tribe. I saw how they learned and loved our culture and language. They celebrate Masses in our mother tongue. And come to think of it, they are all foreigners! I feel the love, care, and the dedication they give to our people and to work with young people. Their missionary presence attracted my attention. Now, I am discerning. I discovered God’s call while I am in the university.

These past few years, they gave me the chance to join local and international youth programs: Taiwan-Japan Youth Encounter in 2013; both AEYG + CF in the Philippines and Indonesia; the WYD in Poland. And now that I am staying with them in their community, they gave me time to do pastoral ministry in the parish. I really want to be like them.

Dong Chong Wen (Cyril)

(Amis Aboriginal Tribe – Taiwan)

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