Amber Schanbarger

Hi there! My name's Amber, and I'm a FOCUS missionary. 

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Where I serve

Jesus has called me to serve Him at Texas State University in San Marcos Texas, eat 'em up Cats!

My Story

During my time in high school in Albuquerque New Mexico I had the gift of encountering Our Lord through the Sacrament of Confession on my Confirmation retreat. Through this experience I was completely transformed by Jesus' love for me. I was able to form friendships with a few close friends that modeled lives of true Christian joy. 

After attending the University of New Mexico for one year, Jesus called me to transfer to Benedictine College in Atchison Kansas. While attending Benedictine one of my roommates asked if I would be interested in leading her Bible study for a semester while she studied abroad. My spring semester I began leading a Bible study and was changed through allowing my intimacy with Christ to flow into the lives of other young women. By my junior year of college, I was discipling three incredible young women, and I knew Jesus had put the desire on my heart to serve Him as a FOCUS missionary. 

There is nothing that has been more life giving than to pour my heart into young women who are in such great need of true friendship and Divine intimacy. My desire as a FOCUS missionary is to continue to be a witness of authentic intimacy with Our Lord and His Mother to the young women I serve, and that they too encounter Jesus and desire to share themselves and Jesus to all they meet.


Your Impact

When I answered the call to serve with FOCUS, I made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help me through this mission. I fundraise 100% of my salary and, I've been blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with me as I serve at Texas State. It would bring me great joy to share this mission with you. Know of my gratitude for your generosity! 

[email protected] | 505-377-0253

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