Meeting the women and children reminds me of St Mary Euphrasia's vision

About

I came from a Moslem family, and I joined the Congregation of the Good Shepherd Sisters in 1980 when I was 22 years old.   My experience of working with the poor in the villages in central Java matched with the spirituality of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd. Also, a priest who knows me well recommended this Congregation to me. 

In Good Shepherd

Now I have been a sister for more than 35 years. My recent apostolate is working for women and children, especially those who are trafficked and migrate.

The Challenges

Encountering the women and children reminds me of St. Mary Euphrasia’s vision to help the black girls in Africa, some of whom were sold as slaves. Nowadays we find that so many women and girls from Indonesia are sold by cruel and greedy hands to be slaves or prostitutes in foreign countries.  How often we met them in the mental hospital, because their past experiences working in foreign countries are very painful for them. There are big numbers of women or children who are physically handicapped because of torture they experienced in their work.  Listening to their painful stories pushes me to go and meet with more women/children who are sold to be slaves or prostitutes.   

The Inspiration

How happy our Mother Foundress is in heaven, seeing us, her daughters, doing all that we can to save some of them.

“We commit ourselves to work zealously with women and children, especially those who are trafficked, forced to migrate or oppressed by abject poverty.”

Sisters of the Good Shepherd Direction Statement, 2009

 

 

 

 

Projects

Reaching out to the people of Palu

Reaching out to the people of Palu

In September a tsunami was triggered by a powerful earthquake which hit the Indonesian city of Palu on Sulawesi Island. A Good Shepherd group travelled to Palu to offer support to the work of aid organisations

Good Shepherd Mission Partners meet in Indonesia

Good Shepherd Mission Partners meet in Indonesia

An important meeting was held on the island of Batam from 10-12 August 2018 to review the ministry which was established there in 2003 and to build capacity for the future

Good Shepherd Indonesia restructuring for Mission

Good Shepherd Indonesia restructuring for Mission

The story of cross border sharing of resources, province discernment, strategic planning and willingness to risk for the sake of Mission

Report from the Asia Pacific Partnership Team

Report from the Asia Pacific Partnership Team

Comprehensive overview from the GSAPP team - how Good Shepherd Partnership for Mission is developing in this region