Kupang, Indonesia. The yearly Delegation Assembly of the Indonesia – Timor Leste Independent Delegation started on Monday, December 2, 2019, with a recollection given by the Archbishop of Kupang, Msgr. Petrus Turang, who led the missionaries in reflecting on “The Humble Servants: called by God to walk, accompany and to adore.” The reflection centered on the experience of God as a source of transformation in order to serve others and creation.
In his opening reflection, Fr. Yohanes Maria Vianey Lusi Emi, CMF, Major Superior of the said Organism, echoed the words of the bishop and paved an inward journey to meet the essence of our missionary call.
Reports of the different commissions followed the mini recollection. Fr. Frederikus Jampur, CMF, Prefect of Apostolate, underlined the understanding of mission as sending (MS 57). “Mission endeavors so that God may be known, loved, served and glorified. The mission employs social media in the service of the Word,” he said.
Commission of Youth Apostolate and Promotion of Vocation, Fr. Yohanes Darisalib Jeramu, CMF, and his team highlighted their moments of encounter with the young people. They presented their program of going forth, encountering the youth in the human level and leading them to encounter Jesus as a source of transformation. The commission also shared the many internal and external challenges they have had and stressed the need to work closely with the missionaries in the parishes.
On the other hand, Fr. Francisco JB. Baeza, CMF, the Econome, after reporting on the imbalances in the accounts, encouraged the members of the Delegation to share more their resources to augment the income under the religious value of sharing of goods in solidarity.
Lastly, Prefect of Formation, Fr. Nikolaus Ilan, CMF, reported the many challenges and solutions in facilitating a transformative formation. And Prefect of Spirituality, Fr. Emanuel Lelo Talok, CMF, said that his prefecture strived to promote programs to keep the zeal of the missionaries burning through Spiritual Exercises and group study or updates.
The Assembly will end on Friday, December 6, 2019.