Current SLMs

Photo of Mara Fenn Mara Fenn Cochabamba, Bolivia
Hometown Wesley Chapel NC College University of North Carolina at Charlotte Mission Site Hogar María Auxiliadora Cochabamba Bolivia

Why have you joined the Salesian Lay Missioner program and/or what do you hope to accomplish thru your SLM mission?
I love the Salesian mission carried on from St John Bosco to help kids in need. I hope to be able to love the girls the way Christ loves them. I’m sure the joy and hope of the Lord will be made present in a new way this year and I’m so excited for what God wants to teach me and how He will work through and around me.

What do you expect to do on mission?
Help religious sisters at a girls’ orphanage

Photo of Adam Goetz Adam Goetz Colima, Mexico
Hometown Peosta IA College Loras College Mission Site Casa Hogar del Niño Colimense Colima Mexico

Why have you joined the Salesian Lay Missioner program and/or what do you hope to accomplish thru your SLM mission?
I joined the SLMs to give back to the Church, to grow in my vocational discernment, and to bear witness to more of God’s people by venturing forth into the deep!

What do you expect to do on mission?
I am hoping to help out with parish activities, work at the oratory and home for the at-risk youth, and possibly teach.

Photo of Timothy Hughes Timothy Hughes Colima, Mexico
Hometown Carlsbad CA College Pace University Mission Site Casa Hogar del Niño Colimense Colima Mexico

Why have you joined the Salesian Lay Missioner program and/or what do you hope to accomplish thru your SLM mission?
I’ve joined because I discerned a call from the Lord to serve in a more radical way. I hope to live out my faith more fully and to be an instrument for an occurrence of Grace in the lives of those who may be in material, emotional, and spiritual need. I hope to give of myself in some small way that may benefit others and to receive whatever they have to give to me. I hope to be a participant in the Body of Christ. Most of all, of course, I hope to do God’s will.

What do you expect to do on mission?
I expect to go wherever the Lord brings me, hopefully by bringing joy and companionship to young people in need of support and direction.

Photo of Katherine Mendoza Katherine Mendoza Cochabamba, Bolivia
Hometown Frisco TX College Texas A&M Mission Site Hogar María Auxiliadora Cochabamba Bolivia

Why have you joined the Salesian Lay Missioner program and/or what do you hope to accomplish thru your SLM mission?
I have joined the Salesians because I’m passionate about the protection of childhood and believe every child deserves to know they are fully and unconditionally loved! I hope to be a small reflection of Jesus’s love for them

What do you expect to do on mission?
I’m trying to not have many expectations because I’m not entirely sure how it is Jesus plans to use me, I just hope to love kids who may not yet know they are fully loved!

Photo of Alaina Mikulcik Alaina Mikulcik Montero, Bolivia
Hometown Louisville KY Mission Site Hogar Sagrado Corazón Montero Bolivia College Western Kentucky University

What do you expect to do on mission?
Love the poverty of Christ in His precious children, To love His simplicity, His neediness, His joy and creativity, generosity and love.

Why have you joined the Salesian Lay Missioner program and/or what do you hope to accomplish thru your SLM mission?
I was sent. The Lord has made this happen. IDK. I hope to make someone happy. I hope to be a path that God can easily travel to someone who needs Him.

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