Mallory Smarto

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

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Where I serve

I am thrilled that God has called me to return to California State University in Fullerton, CA for my second year with FOCUS!

My Story

I first encountered God and the truth about who He is and His love for me in adoration when I was a sophomore in high school.  From that point on it has been quite the journey growing, struggling, falling, and getting back up as I journey towards Christ.

In college I desired to be in relationship with Him and even though I often got caught up in everything else (academics, extracurriculars, work, etc.) the Lord in His mercy kept pulling me back towards Himself.

It is only in Christ that have I found a deep unshakeable joy...one that won't be shattered by some storm that passes through my life.  My deepest desire is that others can find and know that truth too--so even when they feel happy or overjoyed or alone or confused or frustrated they can turn to our Lord and see that in His eyes they are His beloved son or daughter and that they are a delight to Him.  I love that my job is to remind people, and right now in particular college students, of their inherent dignity and worth as children of God.


Your Impact

When I answered the call to join FOCUS, I made the decision to rely totally on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners--like you!  How crazy is that?! It is against the grain to be dependent on others, especially in our culture today, but it is such an awesome opportunity to trust and to rely totally on God.  It is because of your support that I'll have the opportunity to accompany students as they navigate the battlefield of the college campus. If you are interested in partnering with me, please click the "Support Mallory" button at the top of this page. 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 …