Dear sisters, I would like to tell you about my vocation.
The first is to give thanks for the gifts and blessings that have been given me, especially for my life and my vocation.
I am Herlina, I have 20 years and am in my second year of novitiate. Since childhood I had the desire to be religious. Seeing other religious I felt happy and interested. Primary, in my school, I met a nun who shared his religious experience with us. In speaking with her I felt happy and more call. I felt my desire grew larger.
Then I continued with my high school studies and in high school, I continued with the thought of being a religious but I did not dare to decide. Later, the same religious returned to visit us and she spoke to us again about the congregation and life as a Religious. So I felt very happy just like her. She asked us who wants to be a religious? I raised my hand to say I want to be religious! They took my contact information, address and telephone number, and since then I have maintained communication with the Conceptionist nuns. They wrote me or sent me messages and I answered them. Then the communication became stronger and stronger.
For a month this was the first approach. Then they wanted to visit my family and that made me very happy. When my parents came they were very happy with my decision so I entered to start my formation as a nun.
After a while one day the trainer asked us if I wanted to continue my training in Indonesia. I did want to. And so I continued until they asked me if I wanted to continue with the training in the Philippines. I felt happy and scared at the same time. I told myself that I was not alone and that the Lord was with me. I accepted and continued with my studies and training there. I learned more about the Congregation and about my vocation and about myself and started the postulancy something he was very happy with. During my first year I was a little nervous but I continued and then I entered the novitiate. Some time later I returned to Indonesia. And again it was a happy decision. It is true that I was scared many times but God always helped me and accompanied me along the way.
This has been my career path, thank you very much.