PARAGUAY, testimonies of the Schoenstatt Family Missions 2015, Oscar Aguilera •
Tuesday night, I was overwhelmed with anxiety. I did not know what was going to happen in the next few hours in what was going to be “my MFS village” [misiones Familiares de Schoenstatt, Schoenstatt Family Missions] 2015.
My first experience. Ñumi, a new village. Everything was new like the heart I now have after this great experience.
The great day finally arrived. The day I met the missionaries, since I did not know most of them, but now I think of them like one big family.
In the house of a humble family…
The following day, I arrived at the house of a very humble family; it was the first house, how exciting! And I was more excited still with the surprise the Blessed Mother had for me. I visited the family of my Pre-K teacher.
It was great; we talked and prayed a great deal. Among her petitions, there was health and work, but there was also something special– the well being of her mother. They asked us to visit her. And so it was, the following day we arrived at her house; she is 102. The desire of this little old lady to pray was impressive. She was a beautiful person. We prayed a little, and we also conversed. However along with my mission family, we faced a major language difficulty–she only spoke Guaraní.
But I also think that a miracle occurred there. I could understand every word she said to me. According to my family, I was “an instrument of the Holy Spirit” to reach this kind of home.
We come to listen to the people
I experienced other similar experiences, all of them with their good side or bad side. I recalled what the leaders and the village spiritual team said: “We come to listen to the people and to take joy into their homes.” I sincerely believe that it was this way, because we always need someone who will listen to us…and there is nothing better if it is the Blessed Mother, our main ally, and God the Father.
Source: Tuparenda Magazine, September 2015.
Original: Spanish. Translation: Celina M. Garza, San Antonio, TX USA – Edit: Melissa Peña-Janknegt, Elgin, TX USA