Saturday, August 12, 2006

"To be a missioner is to go where


you are needed,


but not wanted,


and stay until you are wanted,


but no longer needed."*

Yep-
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.

4 comments:

Angie Lechner said...

Hi Cam....I found your blog and have enjoyed so much reading it. My husband and I are IMB m's in Mozmabique and are in the throes of learning Portuguese from a Brasileira! We have 4 kids....so I know all about passing around sicknesses! :-) Your post about cleaning up vomit made me laugh out loud. This is our 9th year on the field (have transferred twice).
I look forward to reading more about your family. Angie

Cam Dunson said...

Good to meet you, Angie!
I enjoyed your blog as well. Happy Anniversary!

Michelle said...

This quote was in the movie "Nanny Mcphee" but not with Missionary, sub "I" and there you be.
Interesting.
Anyway - good to meet ya!

Nathan said...

Sounds like something from the movie, "Molokai" about a priest that serves lepers in Hawaii in the 1800s