• January 2, 2015

Kelsey B. - on mission in Montevideo, Uruguay

Where is your home? This was always a com­ical ques­tion for my family and I as we moved around quite fre­quently with my dad serving in the Air Force. Indeed, I lived in 12 dif­ferent houses before pur­suing pre-med­ical studies at Colgate University, where I will grad­uate this May. Though very involved in the Colgate com­mu­nity, par­tic­u­larly with campus min­istry, I have strug­gled at times to see Colgate as my home. I felt more at home, per­haps, while studying public health in India for a semester or serving with a beau­tiful mis­sionary com­mu­nity in Honduras for 2 months. My life has been richly blessed to live in so many places with sup­portive, loving family and friends, but, in all of these places, I have never truly found a home. As I near grad­u­a­tion and dis­cern where the Lord is calling me next, He has shown me that I have no home on this Earth. And what peace and joy have come with that real­iza­tion! Christ has shown me that He is my Home. We are always at Home in Christ and in turn have the promise of an eternal Home in Him! How fit­ting then, that I should get to share this over­whelming joy and love to others with Heart’s Home! As Pope Francis says, “If we have received the love that restores meaning to our lives, how can we fail to share that love with others?”

As we embark on this new mis­sion, our new Earthly home will be in Buenos Aires, Argentina! I pray that I will fully open my heart to the lonely and the poor there, and help them find a true home in my heart, in Christ. Remarkably, Christ stands at the door of all of our hearts and knocks. That I could be an instru­ment to help but one brother or sister hear the gentle and patient knock of our Savior, and help them find a home in He who leaves nothing unchanged! I hope that you will join me on this beau­tiful mis­sion.

“Be­hold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.” - Revelation 3:20

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