Abby (Chapman) Russell

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

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve college students, specifically through supporting all the missionaries in the West Area. This is my second year serving with FOCUS as a Program Director. I will work closely with the Area Director and Regional Directors on our area projects and events, national projects, and caring for our staff. 

My Story

As a student at Auburn University, I was blessed to be a part of FOCUS as a student missionary. Through this involvement, I grew to love God more deeply and share His love with others more freely. In May 2013, I graduated with a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering. And in August of 2013, I went to graduate school at Georgia Institute of Technology to pursue a Masters in Health Systems. I got involved with FOCUS there as well. While at Georgia Tech, I felt the Lord calling me to join FOCUS in a more radical way, calling me to be His missionary, His hands and feet. And as I finished my masters, I responded to His call. I said yes. Yes to going where I, at first, did not know. Yes to being available to others. Yes to loving with reckless abandon. And yes to inviting others to join me in my mission because I know I will fail if I go alone.

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 …