"To be a missioner is to go where
you are needed,
but not wanted,
and stay until you are wanted,
but no longer needed."*
that's pretty much where we're at right now.
This quote, from a Catholic missionary to Hawaii, appeared in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin upon the closing down of a beloved mission in Honolulu in 1997. I do not remember the man's name or the details, but the quote has stayed with me ever since.