Letter From the Director

DSC01795March 2017

Dear Mission Friend,

As spring arrives, the following quote from the Song of Solomon comes to mind.  It is from Chapter 2, vs. 11-12: “For behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.”

When you think of it, spring really does make us feel a sort of awakening as evoked in the quote above.  We rejoice because there is warmth, the new blooming of the flowers and the overall brightness of the earth after a long winter.  Our days are longer, and we can shed the burdens of winter and prepare to embrace the grace of springtime.

Divine Word Missionaries experience the same kind of awakening as spring pours forth in all the countries where they labor.   The joy they experience shows on the faces of the people they serve.   In them, they see the face of God.  These people are the “blooms of spring” for the missionaries.  As the people they teach respond with understanding, the missionaries’ efforts are repaid many times over, and thus, springtime for them emerges.  

It is our sincere hope that you will continue to walk with us on our journey to the far corners of the earth and to see how together we can make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate.  We can make their springtime beautiful as well. Please be sure that you and your loved ones will be remembered in the daily prayers of our missionaries. May I ask that you too remember them?

God bless you and keep you.

Sincerely yours in Christ,


Bro. Daniel Holman SVD
Interim Mission Center Director