The power of God’s call is alive and real in our friend, Waldemar, from Shelby, Michigan. He felt a call from God to be an apostle of mercy and to share with a poor country the image of Divine Mercy. Last March, he met our Sister Andrew at St. Therese of the Child Jesus Parish in Shelby Township, Michigan. He asked Sister Andrew about our mission in Haiti and wanted to give us the image of Divine Mercy to give to our churches who are very poor and, most of all, in need of God’s mercy. In April, we visited the parish to do a mission appeal and met Waldemar. He gave us our first copy of the image as seen below.
He wanted to give us more and said he would be making more copies for us to bring to Haiti. In a few days, we went to pick them up at his home, and he shared with us his call to do this for the new evangelization. Certainly Divine Mercy was leading this call and got others involved, too.
One of our Felician Associates and friend, had them framed. But how were we to get them here to Jacmel? Divine Mercy took care of that by helping us to ask Sister Virginia to pack them in a suitcase for us because a volunteer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, would be coming to our mission. Another friend of our Felician Haiti mission was willing to meet the volunteer and give her the suitcase to bring to us.
Truly this is the power of Divine Mercy as we see how many were involved in being an Apostle of Mercy. It is written in the book, “Divine Mercy in my Soul: DIARY of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska”: “Apostle of my mercy, proclaim to the whole world My unfathomable mercy. Do not be discouraged by the difficulties you encounter in proclaiming My mercy. These difficulties that affect you so painfully are needed for your sanctification and as evidence that this work is Mine.”
We have already begun to distribute them to poor parishes. Here we are with Father Lesley from Decouze who was delighted to receive the Divine Mercy image for his parish.