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Come and Learn About International Service Opportunities with Maryknoll Lay Missioners! We all have gifts.  Some are peculiarly gifted with a passion to learn about other peoples and cultures; with a desire to live simply and to serve; with faith in the growth that comes through crossing over and pitching one’s tent in the unknown; with knowledge of the responsibility...
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Hope

Written by Maryknoll Lay Missioner Hang Tran in Cambodia In 1990 the Missionaries of Charity started welcoming the abandoned and the sick in the capital of Phnom Penh, then later established other houses in Cham Chaov – an outskirt area of Phnom Penh and in Siem Riep – a northwest province near Thailand. 2015 marks the 25th year anniversary of...
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The Magic of Cultural Exchange

Written by Maryknoll Lay Missioner Nancy Davies When serving in a foreign country, we as Maryknoll Lay Missioners are sensitive to respecting the culture of the local people. We are also open to learning about their customs and way of living. As I work here in Cambodia, I am surprised to find that the Cambodians are just as curious and...
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Karen Bortvedt Promotes MKLM in International Travelers Blog

Maryknoll Lay Missioner Karen Bortvedt shares her experience and recommends MKLM as a great organization for experiencing meaningful work abroad in this profile. International Travelers is a blog that features her in a “Live Abroad Profile” and gives the readers insights into the journey that Karen has undertaken as a lay missioner. Click here to follow this story....
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Mission Immersion Trip Reflection

Every year, many people called by faith travel to the mission fields with our Friends Across Borders immersion trips. Recently Richard and Denise Lessard wanted to share with a broader audience their overseas trip to Cambodia and how it has changed their lives. Here is their newsletter, which was published in a recent Maryknoll Affiliate newsletter. Should you wish to know...
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Breaking the Chains

Written by Maryknoll Lay Missioner Nancy Davies: They found them in chains . . .Sovan (fictional name) and another boy who was also deaf. They brought them here to our Deaf Development Program (DDP) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia where we give deaf students 15 years old and up sign language training as well as basic education and life skills. By all...
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The Kingdom of Cambodia according to Karen

by Karen Bortvedt Each year, the Maryknoll mission class must pick a theme. We, the Class of 2014, selected “Immerse Yourself as Jesus Did,” based on a quote from Pope Francis. While my initial immersion in the waters of this new life in Cambodia occurred almost six months ago, I spent the last month going a little further from my...
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