Arianna Johnson

Hello! My name's Arianna, and I'm a second year FOCUS missionary!

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Where I serve

Hello! I am currently serving as a missionary to the students of the Ramapo College in New Jersey. It's a small, public college with about 6,000 students, half of them being commuters. We spend a lot of time on campus -- eating at the dining hall, hanging out at the cafe, playing some frisbee or volleyball when the weather permits, and investing in a lot of time interacting with the students in the Newman Catholic community. Being a convert to the Catholic faith, I have a pretty cool story about how Jesus has changed my life. I'd love to share it with you sometime! :)

My Story

There have been three times in my life where I have very clearly heard God speaking to me. The first time was a few months after my confirmation, when I was a junior in high school. At a retreat, I encountered Jesus in the Eucharist and listened for the first time how much I was loved by Him. The second time was in my third year of college, at a time when a dear friend of mine was facing so much suffering in her life. I remember at the FOCUS conference I went to that year praying, pleading, and crying out to our Lord to bring her joy again, and he answered me: "She will be okay. She is My daughter, and I will love and take care of her in My time, not yours." He did answer my prayers and, in His time, brought her some of the healing she needed. The third time was my call to be a FOCUS missionary. While His call went against my own plans to pursue my Masters in Speech Language Pathology, I knew I wanted to follow God's path and not my own. I have no regrets about my decision to step away from academics, and I am so joyful to have followed God's call to serve Him in this specific way.

As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all students to Christ. My life has been transformed by Jesus and I want nothing more than to bring this joy to others and introduce them to the life-changing message of the Gospel. In His ministry on earth, Jesus humbled Himself to meet us on our level, taking on our humanity, and spent most of His time investing deeply in a few. I look to Jesus’ own example to find the best method of reaching the world. I've been constantly amazed by the different souls I've encountered on my campus .

Your Impact

"It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving." - Mother Teresa  

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.

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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 …