JLMM send volunteers to Asia and Pacific-region.
The volunteers are called Lay missionary and live together
with the local people sharing joys and sorrows through various
Lay missionaries try to practice the words of Jesus Christ
through their own lives and activities just like Jesus did.
Please click Overseas for overseas
JLMM seeks applications for Lay missionary from August
JLMM Lay missionaries operate activities for medical care,
environment, agriculture and support of women and children
together with the local people, and support programs of
social welfare and development organized by local Catholic
After seven monthsÅftraining in Japan, missionaries
study local language in the country (mission area), and
work there for two years (extension possible).
Candidate of Missionary
Guidelines for Applicants
Common Questions about Application
New missionaries under training
Messages from OBs and OGs
"The greater love than this no man hath, that a man
lay down his life for his friends." (John 15 : 12)
is a famous word by Jesus Christ. Each person is given a
rich life and talent...Read
The first Lay Missionaries Meeting was held from 2nd to
5th September, 2001 with all the current missionaries.
In the meeting we reflected our activities and discussed
on subjects; What kind of group we are, what sort of activities
we should engage in the future, etc. On the final day we
adopted a Koh Samui Declaration...Read
Founded by Fr. Michael
Started sending missionaries through VMM,
Registered with Catholic
Bishops' Conference of Japan
Renamed Lay Missionary Movement
The first Lay Missionaries
Meeting was held in Koh Samui, Thailand.
"Koh Samui Declaration" was adopted.
Total of 60 Lay missionaries were sent to Asian countries
Became independent from Catholic
Bishops' Conference of Japan.
Renamed Japan Lay Missionary Movement.
Became an authorized organization of Catholic Bishops'
Conference of Japan.
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the
The second Lay Missionaries Meeting was held in Pattaya, Thailand