Emily Cates

"At last I have found my vocation. My vocation is love."

-St. Therese of Lisieux

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Where I serve

I am currently serving my first year with FOCUS on the Digital Campus!  I am based in Colorado but I have the opportunity to work with students all over the country. There are still campuses without FOCUS physically present but the students want and need help. So I get the chance to be that help!

My Story

As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all students to Christ. My life has been transformed by Jesus and I want nothing more than to bring this joy to others and introduce them to the life-changing message of the Gospel. In His ministry on earth, Jesus humbled Himself to meet us on our level, taking on our humanity, and spent most of His time investing deeply in a few. I look to Jesus’ own example to find the best method of reaching the world.

Your Impact

"Some give by going to the missions. Some go by giving to the missions. Without both there are no missions." -Blessed Mother Teresa

During my time in FOCUS I will be in full-time ministry, and am required to raise 100% of my funds. Because of this, I have the unique opportunity to invite you to invest in and build the Kingdom of God with me through financial and spiritual support. Your support will allow me to be radically available to the students that I will encounter and make it possible for me to serve full time! I would also greatly appreciate your prayers for the mission, the missionaries, and all of the students that we will serve this year! 

Thank you so much for your generosity and prayers! This mission is only possible with the help of my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. I look forward to answering your questions and receiving your prayer intentions.

Please email me at [email protected] and I'd be honored to share this mission with you! 

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 …