Samantha White

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

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve college students at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. 

My Story

I graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Philosophy.

I have a passion for encountering people where ever they’re at in their lives and listening, comforting and advising. In college I received formation from the organizations at St. Mary’s and it soon reached the point where I felt I knew too much to not share it with others. I began to become aware of how many people were suffering around me and they didn't know why, they were longing and could not fill the void in their heart. This sight affects me deeply every time, and I feel compelled to action. I feel moved by the sight of the crowds (Matthew 9:36) and my heart is too taken with Christ to not do anything for the people He loves. 'Someone must teach them how to pray, someone has to show them the Truth', are thoughts that would frequently cross my mind. That someone, I realized must be me. If not me, then who? I have faith that God will provide a means for everyone to know Christ, but I must do my part to proclaim the Gospel that has captivated my heart, healed my wounds and helped me be free.  When I heard about FOCUS, I did everything I could to learn from them, I wanted to be taught how to have these conversations that my heart longed to have. I learned from FOCUS Missionaries and from the Apostles of the Interior Life on how to teach others to pray, how to ask good and hard questions and my heart exploded with joy. I feel as though this must be what my heart was made to do, this is how it is to love! I am still on a long journey to holiness, with quite a ways to go, but I have a great desire to share what I can with others.

As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all students to Christ. I especially love and find it to be the biggest blessing when I can pray with others and teach others ways to pray. Prayer has brought me the deepest joy in my life and it has completely transformed my heart. Jesus and I want nothing more than to bring this joy to others. 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. I've been constantly amazed by the different souls I've encountered on campus.

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 trust in God's providence to provide all the resources I will need to spread the Gospel of Christ. If you are interested in partnering with me in getting souls to heaven, I would be honored to share this journey with you. If you have a heart for mission, let me know the best way to contact you and I will schedule an appointment!

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 …