Current SLMs

Photo of Michael Gordon Michael Gordon Da Lat, Vietnam

I want to learn to practice an active Catholicism and develop a dynamic faith and resolute conscience strengthened by a broader world view. I want to have an experience that will influence the way I prioritize my thoughts and actions throughout my adult life. I was drawn to the Salesian Lay Missioners because I have felt a unique connection with Saint John Bosco since I was very young; he was my confirmation saint.…

Photo of Sarah Loos Sarah Loos Mary Help of Christians Center

I joined the Salesian Lay Missioner because I want to give myself to helping others.  By being an SLM I hope to be a good example to those I work with and to help them in anyway I can. I would like to serve because I think that giving to others is the best thing one can do with their life.…

Photo of Brandon Pabst Brandon Pabst Da Lat, Vietnam

Through the SLM program I would like to take a more active role in shaping the world around me and making a positive impact in the lives of others. During my time on mission I hope to set a good example and make lasting friendships as I learn more about the people and culture of Vietnam.…

Photo of Rhiannon Richards Rhiannon Richards Cochabamba, Bolivia

After doing various service projects and going on short-term mission trips, I knew that I wanted to dedicate more time to serving others. I have joined the SLMs because they share my faith, my passion for service work, and my love for children. Through serving with the SLMs, I hope to grow in faith and love, as well as become a stronger and better person.…

Photo of Megan Schneider Megan Schneider Cochabamba, Bolivia

John Waters writes about his response to Pope Francis’s call to go to “the outskirts of existence: “That phrase seemed immediately to gesture far beyond geography, or sociology, or ideology, beyond even the idea of allegiance to a faith. It summoned us to a responsibility that resides beyond calls to duty or compassion or even what is conventionally called charity.…

Photo of Analese Snyder Analese Snyder Phnom Penh, Cambodia

I joined the Salesian Lay Missioner program because I wish to serve the marginalized as Jesus did. I hope through being a part of the SLM program that I can prepare myself for a career in international development which will allow me to serve the most severely marginalized in developing countries.

Photo of Nick Ynami Nick Ynami Da Lat, Vietnam

I believe that God has given and blessed me many talents and luxuries that I am always grateful for. I, however, want to make an impact in the world with the talents and privileges that God has given me. I am so thankful everyday for my many blessings, and hope through the Salesian Lay Missioners to share my blessing with others less fortunate, but also gain their blessings of happiness.…