Jessica Laurenzano

Hi! My name's Jess and I'm a FOCUS missionary :)

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Where I serve

I am privileged to be serving the cadets of the Long Gray Line as Team Director at the United States Military Academy for my fourth year on staff! USMA "West Point" is located an hour north of New York City and has a gorgeous view of the Hudson. The Corps of Cadets is about 4,400 strong, and we have a bold, dynamic Catholic community here that is taking huge strides as we head into this next year on post. Returning for a fourth year provides an amazing opportunity to go even deeper and impact students in a profound way, all thanks to beautiful, real friendships centered on Christ. The cadets are on fire and so are we!

GO ARMY BEAT EVERYONE!!!

My Story

I was blessed to be raised in a Catholic family, but it wasn't until college that I truly encountered Jesus Christ and began to grow in a personal relationship with Him. Since then, my world has been filled with life and adventure in a way I never imagined possible. I'm returning to West Point for a fourth year because I firmly believe that by saying yes, God will continue to transform my own heart and use our ministry to touch the hearts of the cadets as well.

College is truly a time when we begin to discover who we are and what we are called to in life. Our culture is inundated with distractions and pleasures that are not truly fulfilling, and this is particularly evident on the college campus. But through my faith, I've come to know how to help students who are seeking answers to the same kind of questions I've asked - engage them and create opportunities for them to encounter the Lord. I want the cadets to know how deeply they are loved and for them to experience the great joy and freedom that God desires for them. And I want to challenge them to share it!

Your Impact

None of this would be possible without you! I would ask that you keep myself, my team, and the cadets in your prayers and that you consider joining my monthly support team. As a missionary, I fundraise my entire salary in order to be fully available to the cadets - an endeavor that has been abundantly blessed. I have an amazing group of people who have become a valuable and integrated part of this ministry. It would be an honor to have you join me as well!

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 …