Sarah Freddino

Hey! My name's Sarah. I'm a 2nd year FOCUS missionary, and I'm so happy to be on this mission with you!

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Where I serve

I have just finished my first year with FOCUS at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. It was a year full of many challenges and struggles, but full of even more blessings. I am SO excited that the Lord is calling me to return to FAU for my second year with FOCUS!

My Story

If you were to ask me three years ago if I could see myself working as a full-time missionary on a college campus, I probably would have responded with a hard “no”. The last thing I wanted to do after graduating college was go back to college. My goal was that once I had finished my undergrad, I was DONE. God, as He so often does, had different plans for me, however.

While I was a student at Franciscan University of Steubenville for my undergrad career, I witnessed just how much my peers around me were in need of love. Yes, it was a Catholic school, but people were still broken, they were still searching for something more. It was during my time in college that I underwent some of the most difficult experiences of my life. But it was also during my time in college that I grew in an understanding of who I really am and who I am called to be. I was so in need of God’s mercy and love, and I didn’t even know it. I thought that if I acted as if my life was perfect, then maybe, just maybe, it actually would become as perfect as I wanted it to be. But oh, I was so so wrong.

 It was through my encounter with the FOCUS missionaries on our campus that I was really able to see what it means to live as a disciple of Jesus Christ and His Church. I found my identity in Christ during my time at Franciscan with the help of a FOCUS missionary, I discovered that there is so much more to life than what I was experiencing, and that God has called me to so much more. He has called me to receive His love, and give love as well. This is what we were truly created for: LOVE. This the reality I am striving to share with my students and I look forward to continuing to share this reality with them over this next year of mission. 

Your Impact

My hope, as I embark on this journey, is that I may be able to lead college students who are wounded and struggling just as I am to the feet of Jesus. He is the only one who can heal their wounds and give them true peace and joy. If I can play any role in the process of these college students growing closer to Christ and growing in true happiness, then I want to invest myself fully in this mission.

When I answered God’s call to FOCUS, I entrusted myself entirely to Him. I made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help me through this mission. I am so blessed to have amazing people journey by my side as I serve students on campus. If you are interested in partnering with me in this mission, please let me know of the best way for me to reach you so that I can set up an appointment with you to talk more in depth about this mission. Truly, I cannot succeed in this mission without you. Your generosity will reach many souls for Christ, more than you or I may ever know.  I would be so honored if you would join me on this adventure and partner with me in my mission on the college campus.

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 …