Andrea Francois

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

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Where I serve

Now in my ninth year with FOCUS, I am excited to move off campus and to work with FOCUS Alumni; which includes both former staff and students. In this role, I will be providing alumni support to live out a life-time of Christ-centered evangelization and discipleship in the family, parish, workplace and community. I'm looking forward to reconnecting with our alumni and hear about how God is working in their lives since campus!

My Story

As a student at Loras College, I was looking for ways to grow in my faith and was desiring to know more about the Catholic Church. During my junior year at Loras, I joined a Bible study that was lead by a FOCUS missionary. Through this study and getting to know the missionaries I learned about my Catholic faith in a whole new way. They had answers to many of my questions about the Church and they were living the Catholic faith in a way I had never witnessed of people my age. Their examples showed me that my faith was relevant and that growing closer to Christ would bring me the most joy. I came to believe in the love of our Lord and the sacrifice of Jesus Christ with a whole new depth which made me desire to share my faith with others.

Looking back over the past eight years as a missionary, I am able to see how God has led me and blessed me in so many ways! I have had three campus assignments with FOCUS; Illinois State, the University of Illinois, and the University of Tennessee.

As a missionary I have been so blessed to see God at work on campus. Not only has my faith and trust grown, I have been privileged to see conversions happen in students and to see them impact the lives of their peers.

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 …