LBH Origins and Mission
Love Begins Here provides Junior High and High School youth with an opportunity to encounter Jesus Christ in a life changing way through local mission trips where they live in Catholic community and continue His work on earth.
Inspired by the life and work of our patron, Blessed Mother Teresa, missionaries live a simple and beautiful life on Love Begins Here. We pray, serve, and have fun in community.
Love Begins Here launched in 2009 as an apostolate of the Catholic Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin. For more information about the mission and history of LBH click here.
LBH Mission Manifesto:
We boldly take initiative to bring love to our neighbors, evangelizing with patience and joy. We are aware that when we close our eyes to our neighbor, it also blinds us to God. We encounter Him in those we serve. By putting God first in all we do, we live to serve others. Things of the world come last. We will find ourselves and come alive when we make a sincere gift of ourselves to our neighbors.
Small things. Great Love.
We work on a small scale with a larger perspective. No task is too small in the eyes of the Lord when filled with great love. We will aim for perfection in our work because our work belongs to the Lord.
We are missionaries who work with passion, knowing we can bring God’s love to our brothers and sisters who hunger. Love, in order to survive, must be nourished by sacrifices, especially the sacrifice of self. We refuse to settle for comfort and complacency, because we know each person is infinitely loved. We are the ones who enjoy life most, leaving security on the shore, on a mission to spread the joy of the Gospel.