Mary Ellen Langley

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

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve college students at the University of Vermont. I am excited to step outside of my comfort zone by moving to another part of the country and to meet and serve new people.

My Story

I have been Catholic all of my life, but it wasn't until the end of high school and moving to college that I really dove deeper into my faith. Knowing the importance to attend Mass and keep up with my faith life, I sought out the Newman Catholic Center at Northwest Missouri State University. I attended bible studies, adoration, mass, free dinners, and any other event that was being held at the little white house just off campus. At the end of my freshman year I was asked to join the leadership team to strive to make our Newman Center better. FOCUS came to our college my sophomore year and I immediately got involved in their events and bible studies without second guessing it. The more the FOCUS missionaries invested their time and lives in me, the more I got to know our Lord.

As my time in college came to end I began to ask God more and more about where He wanted me to be after graduation. As I asked Him, I realized that I had been telling Him my plans and that I wanted Him to open the door to one of my choices. This hit me hard and I decided that I should really ask Him what HE wanted instead, and that is when I brought FOCUS to the table. As soon as I mentioned this, I was overcome with peace and comfort and knew that this really was exactly where He wanted and needed me to be.

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. If you are interested in partnering with me, please let me know of the best way to reach you and I will schedule an appointment. 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 …