The national SOMA (School of Missionary Animation) held in Ayubia from 26th to 30th July 2021. The participants from all over Pakistan came to attend the national SOMA. All diocesan directors and their coordinators were also present along with their team. His Excellency Bishop Khaild Rehmat, Chairman PMS, was also present and was one of the speakers. His Grace Archbishop Joseph Arshad and His Excellency Indrais Rehmat were also our guest speakers. The both bishops emphasize on mission in Pakistan and how to carry the mission of the Church in current situations as the Church is facing many challenges in Pakistan. All these five days different themes were presented and all participants took an active part in group discussion. Finally, His Grace Archbishop Christophe El-Kassis, Apostolic Nuncio in Pakistan, concluded the national SOMA with Holy Eucharist. It has been a great opportunity and amazing experience for all the holy childhood animators to reinvigorate their faith and commitment to the Lord and His mission. All the participants were happy to attend the SOMA and rediscovered this fundamental vocation and mandate as missionaries. In the evaluation of the whole workshop, the animators really appreciated all the speakers and their contents. They found all the topics interesting and relevant to their mission which needs to be discussed.
Fr. Asif John.