Allie Sanford

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

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve college students at The University of North Florida! My primary mission is to serve and walk with the student athletes as a Varsity Catholic missionary. My typical day involves attending daily mass, praying a Holy Hour, mentoring female students, leading bible studies, or attending campus ministry events. You'll typically find me hanging out by the Green, student center, or by the intramural fields on campus! 

My Story

When I attended college, I was a tennis player at the University of Mississippi. It was during these four years that I was introduced to the person of Jesus Christ. My life continues to be transformed through this relationship! For a long time I did not know my identity as a beloved daughter of God, and I desperately sought worldly things to fill that. I wandered for quite some time, but through the faithful quest of many missionaries, including my sister, the Lord brought me home. 


The Lord answered a deep desire in my heart for authentic friendship through one of the FOCUS missionaries at Ole Miss. One particular missionary, Alexandra Steele, became that answered prayer. Alexandra’s unconditional love, vulnerability, and joy showed me the beauty of authentic friendship. She called me higher in virtue, and challenged me to continue to run towards Jesus. She helped me to start a bible study with some of the girls on my tennis team, which enabled beautiful and strong friendships centered on Christ.

Your Impact

God the Father called me to walk with the other women who are wandering alone, and looking for the One who will utterly and generously fulfill their deepest of desires. 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. I'd be honored to share this mission with you. You can either click "Support Allie" at the top of this page or contact me at 602-770-0042 or [email protected]

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 …