Having a profound experience of the love of God, the inner urge to respond to this love was ever present in me, even as a child. After having gone through many experiences of life, that gave me an assurance that, if I have not love, I am nothing, I gain nothing (I Cor. 13: 3), the Lord has brought me to the Congregation of the Daughters of the Church to answer to that call of love found in the charism, to know and love the Church. The longing of my heart to love the Lord and to be of Him forever was enkindled in me when the Sisters of the Daughters of the Church presented to me the beautiful charism of the Daughters of the Church. I Tanuja Kumari Lima of Jesus and Mary come from Rayagada diocese, Odisha, where recently the Daughters of the Church have established a community. I wish to follow the Lord responding to the needs of the Church as a Daughter of the Church. As I begin my novitiate journey at Atma Nivas, Mysore, I place my trust in the Lord who envelops me in his Love, and look to the Virgin Mary for her guidance to follow her Son. May your prayerful accompaniment help me to keep the lamp of my life burning for Him and for His church with the oil of His steadfast love.