Current SLMs

Photo of Michael Gordon Michael Gordon Da Lat, Vietnam
Mission Site Don Bosco Da Lat Da Lat Vietnam Hometown Sault Ste. Marie MI College Lake Superior State University

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
Mission Site Mary Help of Christians Center Tampa FL Hometown Cape Girardeau MO College Truman State University

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
Mission Site Don Bosco Da Lat Da Lat Vietnam Hometown Charlotte MI College Michigan State University Blog: Pardon my Vietnamese

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
Mission Site Hogar María Auxiliadora Cochabamba Bolivia Hometown Lone Tree CO College Catholic University of America

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
Mission Site Hogar María Auxiliadora Cochabamba Bolivia Hometown Rockford IL College Drake University Blog: Visit Blog

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
Mission Site Don Bosco School, Teuk Thla Phnom Penh Cambodia Hometown La Mesa CA College Creighton University Blog: Visit Blog

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 Maria Isabel Tan Maria Isabel Tan Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Mission Site Don Bosco School, Teuk Thla Phnom Penh Cambodia Hometown San Francisco CA College City College of San Francisco

Through the SLM mission, I hope to be a positive contributor to the life experiences of others.so that their lives maybe better than they are today.

Photo of Nick Ynami Nick Ynami Da Lat, Vietnam
Mission Site Don Bosco Da Lat Da Lat Vietnam Hometown Hayward CA College San Diego State University Website: Visit Blog

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.…