I was born in Jakarta, Indonesia. A qualified Accountant by profession, I retired from that field a few years ago. Now I work in my own florist business.
I am married, with two daughters (see above, with my daughters Fransisca Dyah Savitri (left) and Maria Shantika (right). My daughters are both married, and we all live in the same house. For relaxation, I enjoy swimming, reading, meeting people and arranging flowers.
My connection with Good Shepherd Sisters goes back a long way – in fact, from my earliest days. From when I was a baby until about age 30, the Good Shepherd school was right opposite my home. As a small child I went to the kindergarten conducted by the Sisters. I loved Good Shepherd so much – Good Shepherd was like my second home.
Later, even though I moved away to the west of Jakarta, I would come back and assist in any way I could. I understand and appreciate the work the Sisters do with women and girls suffering disadvantage in many parts of Indonesia – in Jakarta, Bogor, Batam, Jogjakatarta, Kalimantan, Ruteng, Flores. I am always happy to help in any way that I can.
So, when I was invited to attend the Asia Pacific Intercontinental Assembly 2014, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in October I was very happy. I enjoyed the ten day meeting a lot – it touched me deeply and energised my spirit for this mission in God. It was the most memorable and inspiring experience to participate in ICA. I felt at home amidst all the Good Shepherd fraternity and made many friends. It was an atmosphere of warmth and oneness. I am energized and motivated to partner with the sisters to work for the Mission that God has entrusted to me. I can see how useful the meeting has been in planning and implementing and continuing the mission of Good Shepherd in Indonesia.
This makes me very happy. I left the Assembly with many rich memories in my heart.
The story of cross border sharing of resources, province discernment, strategic planning and willingness to risk for the sake of Mission
Comprehensive overview from the GSAPP team - how Good Shepherd Partnership for Mission is developing in this region
Karya Tasih was set up by the sisters in1988 in Jogjakarta Indonesia to provide safe shelter for single mothers and their babies, who need support.
Asia Pacific Intercontinental Assembly 2014 was held in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia from 6-17 October 2014