I was born on June 19, 1982 in Lampung Sumatra. I am the second of four siblings. The Catholic faith is the greatest gift of God in my family. I grew up in a village within a simple society living out the values of respect and collaboration. The charity and respect for others was drawn deeply in my mind and it pulled me to do so for others. By experiencing the love, challenges and grace in my family, I was drawn to serve God and share my life for others.
I came to know the Good Shepherd during my searching of the purpose of my life when I was 25. I was working and wanted to know about religious life. God led me on my search. One day I was introduced to the Good Shepherd convent. I was touched by the words of Saint Mary Euphrasia, My life is for the glory of God and the salvation of souls. This experience brought me to join the Good Shepherd. It always reminds me of the purpose of my precious life. I am grateful to be part of the congregation and of my family.
My first profession was on April 24, 2013. Working for the empowerment of women and children in East Nusa Tenggara, Ruteng was my first ministry experience. Flores Island is very famous for its natural beauty. However, the reality of life in this area is not beautiful at all, and needs to be told. We met and worked with the children and wives of migrants, single mothers, and young children vulnerable to being trafficked. I met victims of violence and injustice. Destruction of nature is also very real on this beautiful island.
Recently I made my perpetual profession commitment - on December 8, 2019. This is a holy journey as I was entrusted to continue to live out the love of God as a religious. Now I am working with the women and girls in the Good Shepherd Shelter in Jakarta, for those who have experienced violence and human trafficking.
In the Province I am involved with the Vocation Mission Promotion team. This invites me to be open for both experiences: the new challenge and grace of God.
The most challenging aspect is to explore creative ways in share information about our vocation to young people. This is also an invitation for me to be a sign of God’s presence and witness of God’s love in today’s world.
Like the world that is newly born after the pandemic of Covid-19, a new story is being created. I am invited to renew my spirit and my understanding of life. The hidden and life-giving gifts of creation motivated me to create a sacred space in the depths. I am realizing more deeply our interconnectedness, the world, nature, attitude and people. It inspires me to grow in compassion, to live out the spirit of love all with all.
In Jakarta, sisters and partners in mission collaborate to run a program within the framework of protection, recovery and empowerment for women and children affected by the issues of domestic violence and human trafficking
This programme, aimed to equip participants with the skills to plan and write effective grant proposals and so much more, may be better described as a holistic Leadership Programme
Two Good Shepherd sisters joined Emergency Response Teams in tsunami affected areas in late December and early January. Their work was supported by funding from other provinces. This is their story....
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
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
A Good Shepherd project offering education and consciousness raising activities, skills training and microcredit opportunities for Migrant women and children