Located three hours drive from the capital of DRC, the novitiate at Kisantu combines 6 novices from Angola with those from the DRC. Father Sosa met with the novices and the novitiate staff, listening to the men as they spoke of the nuances of being Africans in the Society of Jesus. Afterwards, Fr. General took the opportunity to share with them the Universal Apostolic Preferences, stressing how they can guide the ministry of the Society of Jesus into the future. Fr. Sosa paid special attention to the "first preference", the one that invites us to show the way to God, as first and foremost an exigency for Jesuits themselves, especially during novitiate. Fr. Sosa implored them to nourish the spiritual depth that each Jesuit is gifted through the Spiritual Exercises and the practice of discernment, reminding that the first preference is the one with the greatest ability to touch the hearts of the people we serve.