Current SLMs

Photo of Katie Braun Katie Braun Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Hometown Palm Bay FL Mission Site Don Bosco School, Teuk Thla Phnom Penh Cambodia College Eastern Florida State College Blog: The Wonderful Adventurer (YouTube Channel)

What do you expect to do on mission?
Whatever the Lord asks!! Right now, the expectation is to teach English to some extent in either of their schools or vocational schools. Also, helping whereever the sisters need, and spending time with youth after school playing, dancing, and in other programs.

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Photo of Katherine Church Katherine Church Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Hometown Syracuse IN Mission Site Don Bosco School, Teuk Thla Phnom Penh Cambodia College Benedictine College

What do you expect to do on mission?
I want to spread God’s love throughout the world. I want everyone to know how loved and cherished they are and that they are worth more than what they believe. I want to help them achieve greatness with God being there guide.

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Photo of Eden Gordon Eden Gordon Montero, Bolivia
Hometown Windermere FL Mission Site Hogar Sagrado Corazón Montero Bolivia College Florida State University Blog: Eden Gordon – SLM in Bolivia (YouTube)

What do you expect to do on mission?
I am going to Bolivia in order to serve and show Christ’s love to the orphaned girls of the Hogar in Montero, and to learn from them and the Sisters about love, community, and gentleness.

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Photo of Gladys Johanning Gladys Johanning Mary Help of Christians Center
Mission Site Mary Help of Christians Center Tampa FL Hometown Jasper IN
Photo of Ken Johanning Ken Johanning Mary Help of Christians Center
Mission Site Mary Help of Christians Center Tampa FL Hometown Jasper IN College University of Notre Dame

I feel called to use my gifts to serve those in need. I am a Deacon in the Church, and have wanted to do something like this for a long time.

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.…

Photo of Matthew Nguyen Matthew Nguyen East New Britain, Papua New Guinea
Hometown Rowlett TX Mission Site Vunabosco East New Britain Papua New Guinea College Green River Community College

What do you expect to do on mission?
Teach and mentor students at a technical school, to find Christ in another’s face

Why have you joined the Salesian Lay Missioner program and/or what do you hope to accomplish thru your SLM mission?
To take the opportunity to love others as fully as God made me to, and to find through service an identity in Our God.

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 Stephen Stafstrom Stephen Stafstrom East New Britain, Papua New Guinea
Hometown Longwood FL Mission Site Vunabosco East New Britain Papua New Guinea College University of Central Florida

What do you expect to do on mission?
My site partner and I will be teaching high school dropouts a variety of subjects at the English language school as well as coaching the varsity teams.

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Photo of Eamon Webb Eamon Webb Da Lat, Vietnam
Hometown Jacksonville FL Mission Site Don Bosco Da Lat Da Lat Vietnam College Stetson University

What do you expect to do on mission?
Teach, grow in Christ, and be awesome

Why have you joined the Salesian Lay Missioner program and/or what do you hope to accomplish thru your SLM mission?
Sustain Bosco’s vision of being a friend to the young and the poor

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