Every year we celebrate our birthday. But there is also a special birthday. This year I am 40 years old. I was born in Poland 40 years ago . For the first time I celebrated my special birthday in Indonesia.
In Yogyakarta I lived in the SVD community. There were many friends who studied Indonesian at the university. Last Friday afternoon I met with the brothers and fathers at the SVD Mission House We ate pizza together. Saturday afternoon there was a meeting with my new friends from the University Sanata Dharma. We met at 12:00 at Little Wish Restaurant. We talked a lot while eating and drinking. We enjoyed very much and played cards. In addition there was a birthday cake with four small candles. I had to spray all the candles on in one blow. I made a dream to get a work permit in Indonesia.
On Sunday afternoon the SSpS sisters visited me with some gifts. In the evening I talked with my family via internet. I also answered to friends who sent me wishes.
I really enjoyed a birthday party. First time in a new country, with new friends, but it was very pleasant. I hope that all the prayers will soon come true.
Prayers of SVD
May the darkness of sin
and the night of unbelief vanish before the light of the Word
and the Spirit of grace
and may the Heart of Jesus live
in the hearts of all people.
(Saint Arnold Janssen)