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Companions in Mission

We are all called to be missioners,

to share the love and the message of Jesus Christ

to others in a broken and wounded world.

Who are Companions in Mission?

Companions in Mission are our generous donor family who give financial gifts on a regular (usually monthly) basis. Not only does their donation cover the expenses involved in housing, feeding and educating our missioners, they also share a deep bond with their benefactors. The support of our sponsors is not just financial – their prayers and encouragement make them truly a part of our spiritual family.

Our lay missioners are agents of hope who give several years or more of their lives to serve the underprivileged as missioners. Our Companions in Mission make it possible to send them to the far corners of the globe, to spread that hope among people who struggle, wherever we are needed–whether it be nutrition programs, medical attention, training in an assortment of skills, or restorative justice, education, civil and human rights, pastoral ministry or sustainable and economic development.

What are the benefits of becoming a Companion in Mission?


When you respond to a call to become a Companion in Mission, the partnership between you and your missioner is a perfect representation of working together to address both the material and spiritual needs of the world! In a very real way, the missioner sees you as a brother or sister in Christ, praying for you and your intentions.

For those we serve, our Companions in Mission program provides predictable and steady support that promises a better tomorrow.


Other Benefits Include:

  •  Your name inscribed in our special hard-bound book of sponsors in the MKLM Chapel.
  •  An Annual Mass on the Feast of the Assumption (Founding Day of MKLM) for your special intentions.
  •  A special invitation to our Annual Sending ceremony for new missioners in December of each year.
  •  Special advance notice and invitations to special events and Church talks in your area.
  •  A year-end tax letter sent automatically detailing your contributions for tax purposes.

For more information about

Companions In Mission,

please contact Amanda Paccha at 

Shared Vision…       Transforming Lives…        Promoting Justice…

We share a vision to transform lives
by working with others to promote a more just and compassionate society.