A Special Seminar for Balikbayan Missionaries
By Fr. Leonardo Mercado, SVD
Missionaries have the temptation to overwork -- add to that the shock of a new culture and maybe a new diet and climate and you have the perfect formula for BURN OUT. The Divine Word Missionaries are trying to do something about this. They offer a special program for Balikbayan Missionaries several times a year at their retreat house in Tagaytay City. Here we have some of the comments or returning Filipino missionaries who have done this one-week seminar organized especially for them.
- The seminar was truly an answer to a prayer: the solution to the alienation of a returning Filipino missioner.
- One important feature is the sharing of mission experiences, especially our woundedness and frustrations.