Around the world students, patients, and communities are waiting for teachers, nurses, and other professionals.

Millions of people need education, healthcare, and support. Together we are doing something about it.  Lay Mission-Helpers serve in a variety of different professions and strive to live a simple life in solidarity with the poor.

Working with local communities toward goals of sustainability and development, and in response to requests for aid in areas of education, healthcare, computer technology, administration, and more, LMHers serve for three years.

A four-month formation program, language training, and support while in service are provided.

Rachel Sybor, Cameroon

Rachel Sybor, Cameroon

Helping a student with a Math problem

Mitch Tolbert, Guatemala

Mitch Tolbert, Guatemala

Assisting children in the village

Eileen McKenzie, Cameroon

Eileen McKenzie, Cameroon

Teaching students at Shisong School of Nursing

How to Become a Lay Mission-Helper

Candidates are accepted into our Formation Program after successfully completing an application process. Applications are accepted year-round. However, to be considered for the 4-month Formation Program that begins each January, applications must be received by July 15th. Click here to view requirements.

Upcoming Events

Annual LMH Veterans Picnic

August 1, 2015 Veterans and friends of LMH are invited attend our Annual Picnic.  We will be welcoming home Debbie Bauer and the Newburn Family.  For more information contact our office.

Denim and Diamonds Gala

September 12, 2015  Join us to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Lay Mission-Helpers, our Denim and Diamonds Gala, at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles. The evening will include cocktails, dinner and a silent auction to benefit LMH.  Contact our office for more information and an invitation.

Discernment Weekend

September 18-20, 2015 Meet with the LMH Team and learn more about the challenges and joys of mission life. Current and potential sites where Lay Mission-Helpers are assigned and the type of work that they do will be discussed.  The program begins on Friday and ends on Sunday afternoon.  Contact our office for more information.