I met the Verbum Dei Missionaries when I went for a weekend retreat organised by them in March 1998. That retreat changed my life forever. Through the preaching of Sr. Maria Jose and Sr. Yolanda de le Fuente, I discovered a personal and loving God. Through the prayer time after each session, I found the passages from the Bible to be alive and speaking to my concrete life. I felt so deeply loved and forgiven by God in that retreat. Over time, I knew that God was calling me to follow Him as a Verbum Dei Missionary. I struggled to say 'Yes' to God for many reasons. However, in the end, I knew that God needed me to preach His Word so that even more people can encounter His love. All these years as a Verbum Dei Missionary, I must say that I have never regretted giving my 'Yes' to God. I have experienced Him using my life as His poor instrument to guide so many people to encounter His love. I want today and each day to be at the service of His Word. I thank God for calling me to give my life as a Verbum Dei Missionary using me for His beautiful mission.