Molly Schmitz

"Christ has no body now but yours. No hands, no feet on earth but yours."

~St. Teresa of Avila~

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Where I serve

I am a FOCUS Missionary at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. My role is to make Christ known to students and teach them how to evangelize. How do I do this? I do this through forming authentic friendships with students, inviting them into bible studies, and then forming them into disciples of Christ. Then, I teach them how to do the same with their peers. Through this ministry, I hope to bring as many souls to Jesus as possible! Check out my team in the picture below. My teammates are Julie, Jose, Ben, and Catherine!

My Story

All it took was an invitation. During my senior year at Benedictine College, a FOCUS Missionary asked me if I was interested in becoming a FOCUS Missionary. I was reluctant at first, but I soon felt Jesus asking me to trust Him completely and say yes to becoming a full time Catholic missionary. This was not what I had planned, but I knew Jesus had a bigger plan for me than I could have ever imagined. Jesus showed me that He wants me to be His hands and His feet to serve the lonely, the broken, and the lost. My desire to show His love to others has inspired me to become a missionary.

I have had the privilege of growing up in Wichita, Kansas with five siblings and two amazing parents! I became convicted in my Catholic faith during a retreat called Teens Encounter Christ in high school. At this retreat, I realized that Jesus is a real person who I want to have a relationship with! I then went to Benedictine College and graduated with a degree in Theology and a minor in Education. At Benedictine, I was able to experience the beauty of true community and grow closer to Christ through Mass, Adoration, and the sacraments. I was enriched through amazing friendships, FOCUS bible studies, and mentorship from a FOCUS missionary my senior year. I cannot wait to take the gift of Christ's love that I have received and share it with students at Troy University!

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.

Contact me at [email protected] or 316-680-4113.

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 …