Elyse Dishman

Hey! My name's Elyse. I'm a FOCUS missionary.

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Where I serve

I am currently serving at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Connecticut! I am working with three other amazing missionaries: Charlie, Thomas, and Erin who are on fire with the mission of evangelization. We are so excited to be serving at WestConn this year and pray that the Lord blesses our efforts!

My Story

I am a graduate from Stephen F. Austin State University. At SFA I was introduced to three FOCUS missionaries who encouraged me to consider becoming a missionary. With semi-full confidence and a car full of love I drove with two missionaries to Dallas for a weekend that would change the course of my life. 

To see young adults completely and utterly passionate about God and the Catholic church is so inspiring. At my interview weekend for FOCUS I encountered Christ in my brothers and sisters who are giving their lives for the Lord.

I feel so blessed to be called to do another year of mission work. My first two years of mission work has been so blessed by the Lord and I have learned so much. The Lord teaches me something new each and every day, whether it be about my friends, my students, or my identity as a daughter of God. 

Your Impact

When I answered the call to join FOCUS, I made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help me through this mission. I've been blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with me as I serve on campus. I would like to offer you an opportunity to help the Lord reach souls in Connecticut. With your prayers and financial support I will have the spiritual and physical tools to reach the young adults at WestConn! 

God bless you and let Mother Mary keep you and your family! 

Know, Love and Serve God

We encounter God in an intimate relationship through daily prayer, the sacraments and the Scriptures.

Build Virtuous Friendships

By building genuine friendships, we meet students on a deeper level.

Teach Others to Share Christ

We teach students how to share the gospel, who in turn teach other students how to pass it on …