Italy - Missionaries of 149th Salesian Missionary Expedition: Lawrence Okoli

07 December 2018

(ANS - Castelnuovo Don Bosco) - From Nigeria to Northern Belgium: this is the journey undertaken by the young Salesian Lawrence Okoli, 26, accepting the challenge of being a missionary ad gentes, ad estra, ad vitam. Starting with the 149th Salesian Missionary Expedition, he speaks today of what it means for him to be a missionary.

"Obviously, it is not thanks to my merits that God has chosen me, but for me it is a privilege and my answer is simply one: to participate in this mission of Christ and that Don Bosco dreamed about," says the young Nigerian.

He is not only convinced; above all, he is enthusiastic about the decision taken: "Being a missionary, especially a Salesian missionary, is a choice of happiness," he adds.

As a true spiritual Son of Don Bosco, Lawrence invites everyone to be happy in Christ: "God will be with us until the end of time. Be happy and keep smiling!"

Thanks to the collaboration with the "IME Comunicazione" his testimony is available on ANSChannel in English, with subtitles in Italian.



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