JustFaith Ministries Immersion Trips
In partnership with JustFaith Ministries (JFM), Maryknoll Lay Missioners (MKLM) invites JFM graduates to experience a spiritual journey into compassion and an immersion into the lives, culture, faith, and history of the people we serve. This is an extraordinary invitation to you to witness mission ministries that respond to basic needs and help to create a more just and compassionate world.
JustFaith Ministries Immersion Trips are centered in the radical encounter with “the other” and with God as God is expressed not only in our own traditions, but in the sacred stories, traditions, history, and culture of other peoples. As we enter the lives of the people of Cambodia, El Salvador, and Kenya, we will be accompanied by Maryknoll Lay Missioners to go beyond the boundaries of our own cultures.
Current Immersion Programs:
Your time in El Salvador will be focused on meeting and making friends with Salvadorans. You will be introduced to some of this country’s current political and social realities. You will learn about Salvadoran culture, faith, and history. By accompanying Maryknoll Lay Missioners in their daily ministries, you will gain unique insights into the contemporary struggles and solidarity of the people of El Salvador.
Meet with Salvadorans to learn about their daily lives, their faith, their hopes, and their challenges, and participate in their local liturgical celebrations. Enjoy traditional Salvadoran food, music, and dance, and experience the beauty of the beach at Costa del Sol.
“Pole pole ndiyo mwendo.” “Slowly, slowly is the way we go.” For the Tanzania people, life is about relationships and being with people. Maryknoll Lay Missioners (MKLM) and JustFaith Ministries invite you to meet and spend time with the local people in the beautiful diverse Mwanza and the Serengeti region.
Maryknoll Lay Missioners invite you to explore important themes such as immigration, use of natural resources like water, and the empowerment of historically marginalized sectors of society such as indigenous persons and women.
You will also learn about the history of mission to the Bolivian people and have opportunities for Catholic and inter-religious prayer and reflection with Maryknoll Lay Missioners and the entire Maryknoll community.